updated 08:20 am EDT, Tue October 11, 2011
Separate apps for Android phones and tablets
Sling Media has released a new version of its SlingPlayer Mobile for Android. When connected by 3G or Wi-Fi to a Slingbox SOLO or Slingbox PRO-HD, the app enables the device to function as a remote and to stream content from the Slingbox. Streaming in High Quality mode from a Slingbox PRO-HD requires at least 600 kbps of bandwidth. The Slingbox SOLO requires 800 kbps to stream HQ video. Separate versions are required for Android tablets ($30, Market) and phones ($30, Market).
SlingPlayer Mobile controls compatible connected devices, such as a cable set-top box, DVR or Tivo, satellite TV, Apple TV and home security cameras. The Slingbox PRO-HD also works with digital over-the-air broadcasts.
SlingPlayer Mobile is not compatible with Slingbox Pro, Classic, AV, and TUNER.
Sling Media has already released versions of SlingPlayer Mobile for Windows Phone 7, iPad, and iPhone.
Slingplayer Mobile for Android tablets
Slingplayer Mobile for Android phones