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  • Sling is Out, Jailbreakers can Haz 3G


    We'll drum up a nice full review later today or tomorrow, but thought we'd let you all know who've been waiting - SlingPlayer Mobile is OUT! Click here to bring it up in iTunes, and yes, it is $29.99 as rumored earlier yesterday. And it doesn't work over 3G.

    Of course, I know you're thinking "wait, I don't know if $30 is worth it with no 3G usage available..." well, have no fear. Tricker ThreeG is now available via Cydia, which once installed allows you to use SlingPlayer Mobile over 3G as well as WiFi. No extra work, no tweaking, just install Tricker ThreeG and you're good to go.

    I've tried out SlingPlayer Mobile the last hour or so over both 3G and WiFi, and the quality is pretty good. There have been a few times I've been stuck with an "optimizing" message which sat there about 15-20 seconds while it buffered, but the playback is good, and it connected just fine to the SlingBox I have in my living room. The remote takes a little bit more getting used to, as it isn't the nifty remote Sling has that actually MATCHES your cable provider's remote - its just a standard. Once I used it an hour though it made sense.

    We'll see how it goes as I use it the rest of today... either way, this is pretty frickin awesome.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Sling is Out, Jailbreakers can Haz 3G started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 255 Comments
    1. Ozdude's Avatar
      Ozdude -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      a mobilesubstrate update will be out soon that will address this
      Awesome stuff, good to hear. Can we hear about it here when it does, so it doesn't sneak up and catch us unaware like the 3.0 version just did.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I will let everyone know when I get a copy of it and a expected release date.
    1. Ozdude's Avatar
      Ozdude -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      I will let everyone know when I get a copy of it and a expected release date.
      Much appreciate man! Cheers.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Cheers M8
    1. Frostywinter's Avatar
      Frostywinter -
      Hi Guys

      I have a Slingbox but since I live in Australia App store wont allow me to purchase the SlingPlayer App - only avalaible if you have a USA Itune account I guess..

      Anyone know how I can get the App - I dont mind paying for it but not sure how to get it?

      Tks

      Frosty
    1. eballesq's Avatar
      eballesq -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      I will let everyone know when I get a copy of it and a expected release date.
      Fantastic news -- can't wait to get Sling working on the S.
    1. Ozdude's Avatar
      Ozdude -
      Quote Originally Posted by Frostywinter View Post
      Hi Guys

      I have a Slingbox but since I live in Australia App store wont allow me to purchase the SlingPlayer App - only avalaible if you have a USA Itune account I guess..

      Anyone know how I can get the App - I dont mind paying for it but not sure how to get it?

      Tks

      Frosty
      You would be right there mate. Precisely why I kept my US itunes account going that I had before the iphone and Oz itunes store opened. Screw being treated second class cause we're outside the US. It cost like $35 or something, I saw it again today when I was updating my old 3G to test it. Piece of piss to get US access going, buy US itunes credit somewhere online ie ebay (don't by dodgy credit though!) and set yourself up, takes 5 mins.
    1. geraldhansen's Avatar
      geraldhansen -
      does anyone have a Sling they would be willing to let me try this on? PM me, I would love to see how weel this works before springing 180 bucks on a slingbox.

      thx
    1. eballesq's Avatar
      eballesq -
      Quote Originally Posted by geraldhansen View Post
      does anyone have a Sling they would be willing to let me try this on? PM me, I would love to see how weel this works before springing 180 bucks on a slingbox.

      thx
      Trust those of us who have used it when we say it is pretty freaking awesome -- particularly when you use Tricker ThreeG to view over a 3G (or even Edge) connection. Once that is working for 3GS owners I'll be a happy camper again.

      Well worth the expense of a Slingbox -- IMHO.
    1. ckat238's Avatar
      ckat238 -
      Quote Originally Posted by tsatryan View Post
      It would appear that you are not correct - that Tricker3G is not working on either 3.0 or on the 3Gs, and hence, SlingPlayer will not work outside of a wifi connection.

      I think I will still wait until I hear that it is working.
      It works for me. I have an iphone 3G using 3.0. I have been using it for the past 2 days since I updated to 3.0. Good luck...
    1. Ozdude's Avatar
      Ozdude -
      Quote Originally Posted by geraldhansen View Post
      does anyone have a Sling they would be willing to let me try this on? PM me, I would love to see how weel this works before springing 180 bucks on a slingbox.

      thx
      I doubt many would mate. If I gave you my login, I would have to go and then alter my login(then change the login on all my PCs) otherwise what's to stop you from just using my Slingbox Pro HD and directv any time you wanted. As has already been said Slingbox, particularly Pro HD is awesome. I can watch on a broadband connection and get a pristine picture and sound on a large screen half way across the world from where the box is sitting.
    1. Frostywinter's Avatar
      Frostywinter -
      Hi Guys

      I know Slings web site states the Iphone App wont work with the Slingbox AV - anyone actually tried on an AV model.

      This is the one I have

      Would like to know if anyone has had any success before I buy the App for my 3GS

      Tks

      Frosty
    1. big pimping's Avatar
      big pimping -
      it works if you use screenspliter (its on cydia) but its not that good couse of the resulution
    1. Ozdude's Avatar
      Ozdude -
      Quote Originally Posted by Frostywinter View Post
      Hi Guys

      I know Slings web site states the Iphone App wont work with the Slingbox AV - anyone actually tried on an AV model.

      This is the one I have

      Would like to know if anyone has had any success before I buy the App for my 3GS

      Tks

      Frosty
      It's often the way. It was already outdated when the app came out. But then again read the sling media site more closely, it says not fully support, which is not the same as not supported. It most like there are features in the newer models that you can access via iphone slingplayer that aren't on the older version. I started with an AV, but couldn't stand still when the pro hd came out, the quality's too important to me with directv hd source material for the majority of my viewing, which is non-mobile.
    1. ckat238's Avatar
      ckat238 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Frostywinter View Post
      Hi Guys

      I know Slings web site states the Iphone App wont work with the Slingbox AV - anyone actually tried on an AV model.

      This is the one I have

      Would like to know if anyone has had any success before I buy the App for my 3GS

      Tks

      Frosty
      It works perfectly... I was one who bought the sling box when it first came out.... I was dissappointed when I heard sling wasn't supporting it and rumors stated that it wouldn't work with the older model sling boxes but it does..and it works perfectly....
    1. cranie's Avatar
      cranie -
      Of course now Tricker isn't listed in Cydia anywhere...not sure what's going on...
    1. ianncc's Avatar
      ianncc -
      Tricker was removed from cydia as it wasnt compatible with the 3gs apparantlly,
      lets hope its back soon.
    1. RCi's Avatar
      RCi -
      Hopefully Tricker will be updated for 3Gs... Any other options available?
    1. coachballfirm's Avatar
      coachballfirm -
      does tricker work on 3G 3.0......????????????
    1. ckat238's Avatar
      ckat238 -
      Quote Originally Posted by coachballfirm View Post
      does tricker work on 3G 3.0......????????????
      Yes, only if you have read the previous pages you would know....