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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. Witchpuncher's Avatar
      Witchpuncher -
      any way i can get it work on edge on tmobile ?
    1. HighTymes's Avatar
      HighTymes -
      I still don't get why they don't allow 3G use with this program yet Orb is just about the samething if you have a media PC and they allow it. Both programs send a constant stream of audio and video.

      At least there is a work around but why should people have to hack it get it to the way Orb can do already.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Does Tricker ThreeG work with any other apps? YouTube? iPlayer? Orb?
      If so, how?
    1. brianmarocco's Avatar
      brianmarocco -
      I also am not able to find Tricker on Cydia as others have said. what repo is it with?
    1. n00neimp0rtant's Avatar
      n00neimp0rtant -
      I feel like the price is a total exploit based on the recent news hype surrounding the SlingPlayer, as well as the popularity of the Slingbox. There is no way this app took nearly as much time as, say, Need For Speed ($9.99), took to make. It's totally inconceivable.
    1. Mista Brothason's Avatar
      Mista Brothason -
      Get Tv-Out from Cydia to use tv-out... it'll let you choose which app you want to use

      With tricker ThreeG and voipover3g it might work on edge but not sure

      Orb has the same issue, Orb won't let you stream tv over 3G but it will let you stream video files
    1. n00neimp0rtant's Avatar
      n00neimp0rtant -
      Quote Originally Posted by Witchpuncher View Post
      any way i can get it work on edge on tmobile ?
      Tricker ThreeG would probably do the trick. But I'm not sure if watching live video over EDGE would look too pretty. Or be possible without ripping your hair out. =]

      Quote Originally Posted by HighTymes View Post
      I still don't get why they don't allow 3G use with this program yet Orb is just about the samething if you have a media PC and they allow it.
      Because Orb isn't in the news. And since it's not in the news, it's not going to be as popular. And if it's not as popular, it won't eat up as much of AT&T's bandwidth.
    1. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
      Kyle Matthews -
      ModMyi.com | Tricker ThreeG its def there.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by poetic_folly View Post
      When I searched I couldn't find it but cydia then refreshed and it was there
      Does it work with other apps or just Sling?
    1. wgr73's Avatar
      wgr73 -
      How is the quality of sling over 3G?? Cause if its anything like watching youtube it sucks!
    1. allanalbis82's Avatar
      allanalbis82 -
      anyone here can share their slingplayer account?
    1. brianmarocco's Avatar
      brianmarocco -
      I am mad. i can't find it anywhere I look!?!?!??!
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I don't think anyone is going to share their slingbox account info. Most people have it hooked to their main television and wouldn't want random people turning the channels and messing with their programming.
    1. cpjr's Avatar
      cpjr -
      ^Hahaha, I was wondering how long that would take
    1. wgr73's Avatar
      wgr73 -
      Stealh, have you used the program? (if so, what is the quality like?)
    1. bigstevep's Avatar
      bigstevep -
      Get Tv-Out from Cydia to use tv-out... it'll let you choose which app you want to use

      Works for TV out but the orientation is sideways landscape. We'll have to find another way to view.
    1. JazJon's Avatar
      JazJon -
      Quote Originally Posted by HighTymes View Post
      I still don't get why they don't allow 3G use with this program yet Orb is just about the samething if you have a media PC and they allow it. Both programs send a constant stream of audio and video.

      At least there is a work around but why should people have to hack it get it to the way Orb can do already.
      I keep thinking the same thing. I've used Orb and it works over 3G. While I'm happy it works thanks to jailbreak, it pains me to think how many non-jailbreak iphone users out there are disapointed 3G isnt supported by default.
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      How come I never heard of SlingPlayer, is it only in USA, because I'm here in UK?
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      and wouldn't want random people turning the channels and messing with their programming.
      Speak for yourself! That could make watching TV more interesting

      Presumably you are running on 3.0b5 and have it working on 3G?

      I have a classic and am reluctant to try it as it's not supported and there is no trial version.

      With Voipover3G how do you find out what you need to add to the plist to get things working? I would like to get Youtube, Orb and the BBC iPlayer working but, being stupid, i don't have a clue what I'm doing.

      Quote Originally Posted by A.T View Post
      How come I never heard of SlingPlayer, is it only in USA, because I'm here in UK?
      I've had a slingplayer here in the UK for years....
    1. Fallguy's Avatar
      Fallguy -
      All I can say is THANK GOD it came out before the NBA Finals . I got mine up and running in no time . Looks like that $125 investment made in my slingbox solo a couple weeks ago is going to payoff .