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FCC filing shows Slingbox M1 with Wi-Fi connectivity on the way

updated 07:27 am EDT, Fri June 13, 2014

Slingbox M1 could be first new Sling Media release in two years

Sling Media may be preparing to launch its first media streamer for two years, since the introduction of the Slingbox 350 and 500 models in late-2012, if an FCC filing is to be believed. The Slingbox M1 is shown in a photograph to be a compact and nondescript black box, which could allow for the same streaming of TV content over the Internet as earlier models but at a lower price.

The filing found by Zatz Not Funny notes the Slingbox M1 will include Wi-Fi connectivity, but it is unclear if it will also offer an Ethernet connection. It is suggested the M1 could replace the 350 in the Slingbox range, a device that provided 1080p streams but, unlike the Slingbox 500, could not wirelessly connect to a home network.



Though details are light, it is theorized that Sling could offer the Slingbox M1 at a reduced rate compared to the $180 Slingbox 350. While Sling pioneered sending TV channels from the user's home to a networked or Internet-connected device, the company has to compete against the broadcasters themselves and streaming services such as Netflix, all of which are able to perform a similar task of providing video content without the hardware expense, something Sling will also have to counter in the release.



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