Those of you on the forums asking about a way to view television may finally have a new (albeit expensive) choice to go about it thanks to the release of the SlingPlayer Mobile app. The app, which is only available in certain countries and sells for $29.99 USD, is a fairly expensive purchase, but for those of you that want to have the ability to watch video from your DVR on your phone, this is a good choice.
Engadget writes that Sling is claiming to improved "load and response times with this version, and we have to say that the effort is noticeable -- this definitely feels like the fastest SlingPlayer Mobile we've used to date."
MobileCrunch adds that "like all Slingbox apps that come before it, this one’ll let you view and control your home TV/DVR — and for all of you sporting Sprint EVOs, this one should work just fine over a 4G connection."
AndroidandMe mentions some of the strengths of SlingPlayer in that it "not only lets you watch pre-recorded events, but also live events. Not only that, but it allows you to manage your programming, set your DVR, and all that great stuff right from your phone or laptop. "
Phandroid notes very clearly that "SlingBox Solo, Pro, or Pro-HD set-top boxes are required to use this app. If you do not currently have a SlingPlayer box or don’t plan to get one, this will be a waste of your money." They also note that "the app is available in the UK, US, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, France, Germany, Austria, Australia, and Canada" which is good news to some of you I hope.
Head on over to the SlingPlayer website for more info.
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