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  • SlingPlayer Now Officially Enabled on 3G!


    Today, Apple finally approved the 3G-streaming capable version of the popular TV-streaming iPhone application, SlingPlayer [iTunes link]. As most of us know, Sling, Apple, and AT&T and previously tussled over the concept of streaming live TV over AT&T's 3G bands, as they had suspected that it would place to much strain on the network, especially with the popularity of the iPhone. However, just like their recent lift on the VoIP ban, which AT&T anticipated would keep people from using their AT&T minutes by using a service like Skype to make calls instead, AT&T seem to have lifted this "live TV streaming" ban as well. Until now, only jailbreakers who had paid for a premium app such as 3G Unrestrictor or My3G were able to stream Sling over the 3G airwaves, but it looks like today, everyone is free to watch Sling on their iPhone at their leisure.

    I can also personally confirm that streaming works on EDGE as well (this is good for you T-Mobile customers =])
    This article was originally published in forum thread: SlingPlayer Now Officially Enabled on 3G! started by n00neimp0rtant View original post
    Comments 28 Comments
    1. ty22's Avatar
      ty22 -
      Good News.
    1. gt1948's Avatar
      gt1948 -
      And when will we see the new VIP922 with Sling built in for DIshTV? That's what I am waiting for besides an iPad.
    1. congyiszizu's Avatar
      congyiszizu -
      announced today for 02 in the uk as well
    1. M4tt Dam0n's Avatar
      M4tt Dam0n -
      any difference in picture quality? if the new version is cut down id rather stay with 3g unrestrictor...
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I updated to the new one and still use 3G Unrestrictor just in case
    1. n00neimp0rtant's Avatar
      n00neimp0rtant -
      It seems to me like it has a mechanism to adjust quality based on bandwidth, which really reduces cut-outs (of course, I use EDGE so you rich AT&T folk probably will be getting yours crystal clear =])
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I have used it several times today it and the PQ looks quite good
    1. matthew1111's Avatar
      matthew1111 -
      Not bad...even though you need a $179+ equipment...and $299+ for HD equipment
    1. JacquesChirac's Avatar
      JacquesChirac -
      Does anyone know whether the quality is worse/better compared to the hacked way of streaming over 3G?

      I've been watching TV over 3G for months, and the quality is impeccable. I'd rather not update if there's a quality cost :P.
    1. Dizzy714's Avatar
      Dizzy714 -
      Okay so what do I need to run this? I'm on Time Warner Cable with their DVR box.
    1. n00neimp0rtant's Avatar
      n00neimp0rtant -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dizzy714 View Post
      Okay so what do I need to run this? I'm on Time Warner Cable with their DVR box.
      You have to buy a Slingbox.
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      allways good with improvements
    1. Dizzy714's Avatar
      Dizzy714 -
      Quote Originally Posted by n00neimp0rtant View Post
      You have to buy a Slingbox.
      And does the Slingbox connect to the DVR or something, or?
    1. kingmofo's Avatar
      kingmofo -
      I upgraded. The quality is crap! I switched 3G unrestrictor back on and I find it way better. That's just my opinion.
    1. RonnieHarris's Avatar
      RonnieHarris -
      I sort of stared at the update for a second, still have 3GU on it for backup........maybe people will actually give it a good review now
    1. niqolas619's Avatar
      niqolas619 -
      I didn't even know about the 3G unrestrictor apps. I just bought the full version on iTunes, and like what I see so far. We'll see how it goes as I travel around with my phone. Only thing that sucks is that this will for sure drain my battery in a matter of hours (maybe not even plural!).

      Quote Originally Posted by Dizzy714 View Post
      And does the Slingbox connect to the DVR or something, or?
      Just check out slingbox's site. It's a pretty cool little box that basically just streams the same signal from your cable or satellite box that goes to your TV to your computer via internet. DVR has nothing to do with it.
    1. soulthoughts's Avatar
      soulthoughts -
      I was explaining this app to the lady of the house and she loves the idea of being able to watch TV on our phones. She gave the go ahead to buy a slingbox. I love a good woman who indulges in my tech needs.
    1. sfrawley's Avatar
      sfrawley -
      iTunes listing (way down) says it won't work with original models, so don't upgrade if you have one!!!

      SlingBox AV won't work with this version.
    1. s4mb4's Avatar
      s4mb4 -
      in the detroit area, on 3G, the quality is great! IMHO.
      i have been waiting for this for awhile since i do not JB...
    1. SchmilK's Avatar
      SchmilK -
      Quote Originally Posted by sfrawley View Post
      iTunes listing (way down) says it won't work with original models, so don't upgrade if you have one!!!

      SlingBox AV won't work with this version.
      hrmmm.....my first generation slingbox works just fine On the previous player version I got a message saying it MIGHT NOT work..but it did.

      I think the audio quality sounds better now.