Sling Media launches SlingPlayer for Android Tablets

Sling Media Inc. has launched SlingPlayer™ for tablets running versions 3.0 or later of the Android™ operating system. Available for purchase on the Android Market, the application lets Slingbox® owners extend their living room TV experience to their tablets and takes advantage of the higher performance, screen resolutions and video quality the latest Android devices can deliver.

“A Slingbox is the perfect accessory to an Android tablet. When combined with SlingPlayer, now anyone with an Android device can enjoy a beautiful, personalized TV experience anywhere in the world,” said Raman Venkatachar, General Manager and head of operations at Sling Media. “With the Android market fast catching up, we feel this new state-of-the-art software will be a very significant value-addition to the user experience.”

When connected to a Slingbox 120 or PRO-HD, the award-winning SlingPlayer software makes it easy to watch your home TV on your Android tablet running Android version 3.0 or later. Now Slingbox owners with Android tablets can watch their favourite shows anywhere they have an Internet or cellular connection. They can change channels, watch live programming, and control video sources such as: cable or satellite set-top box and DVR, Telco/IPTV set-top box and DVR, basic cable, digital over-the-air broadcasts (Slingbox PRO-HD only), TiVo, Apple TV and home security cameras. They never have to miss another show or game, no matter where they are. To learn more, visit

There are three key areas where this application stands apart from the rest in the market. It offers Robust Streaming Capability delivering the finest video experience. The easy-to-use User Interface   offers an on-screen remote control that looks just like the one at home. Finally, it is Compatible with all Android tablets running versions 3.0 or later.

SlingPlayer for Android Tablets is available now for just Rs.1,477/- from the Android Market. The application can be purchased, downloaded, and installed in minutes. The SlingPlayer application for Android Phones will continue to work in “Compatibility Mode” on tablets at no extra charge. The Android Phone version of the application streams from all Slingboxes, but not at the higher quality resolutions available on tablet devices.

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