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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. cellmate75's Avatar
      cellmate75 -
      Finally!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      EDIT::
      Hey how do I get a sling box at my house
      How much does it cost?
      If I went to florida would it still work or would I need a different slingbox?
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      It rocks! Watching right now!
    1. automoglow's Avatar
      automoglow -
      dont you have to have some type of sling box at home ?
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      BTW What are you watching p_f?

      Quote Originally Posted by automoglow View Post
      dont you have to have some type of sling box at home ?
      Yea you must own a slingbox!
    1. BenzoHartt's Avatar
      BenzoHartt -
      Where there's a will there's away.lol

      I'm assuming that the slingbox App is officially Firmware 3.0 ready?... :-)
    1. kingmofo's Avatar
      kingmofo -
      I downloaded it yesterday and its amazing!!

      One question if someone can help me. Does anyone know how to turn ur reciever on and shut it off from the slingmobile?

      Thanks
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by BenzoHartt View Post
      Where there's a will there's away.lol

      I'm assuming that the slingbox App is officially Firmware 3.0 ready?... :-)
      Slingplayer works on 3.0 well. The problem is getting the 3G tweak to work on 3.0.
    1. zinjen's Avatar
      zinjen -
      I have no idea what a slingplayer is? Is there any point to buying this if you don't have a slingplayer? I would love to watch movies on my iphone.
    1. s4mb4's Avatar
      s4mb4 -
      i had mine working with VoIPover3G this morning. i wonder if i should use tricker ThreeG instead???
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      a Slingbox goes in between your tv and your reciever/dvd/ps3/appletv. It captures the signal and broadcast to your slingplayer. You can run slingplayer on your pc at work or on the go. Now you can run it on your iphone. I think best buy sells them for $180.
    1. cellmate75's Avatar
      cellmate75 -
      Could someone look at the very first post please?
    1. ferdie's Avatar
      ferdie -
      am on beta 5 tricker when installed wont launch slingplayer and so with other apps...aint compatible yet i assume.
    1. TheDeliverator's Avatar
      TheDeliverator -
      Any word on how it compares with Orb?
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      ^ You only need one sling box and it will work all over
    1. elsgk2's Avatar
      elsgk2 -
      Now i'm definetly gonna upgrade, this is the one thing that I missed from using my old smartphone. woopee! a discount. now i gotta wait till i get this before i buy the app.
      They are giving everyone a $50 discount for upgrading from the old chocolate bar to new solo or hd. You need the serial number.
      Sling Media - Slingbox Upgrade Program
    1. cellmate75's Avatar
      cellmate75 -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      ^ You only need one sling box and it will work all over
      Was that answer ment for me?
      How much does it coast every month (if it does have a monthly cost)
    1. PhoneLine's Avatar
      PhoneLine -
      I'm honestly thinking about getting a sling box now and using it over 3G like a bandit just because AT&T didn't want it done.
    1. elsgk2's Avatar
      elsgk2 -
      the solo is 180, the hd-pro is 300 (no monthly costs! just as long you pay for your upstreaming to the internet at your house)
      If you visit your friends in florida, you can watch "your" programing over the internet. You don't need another box, just the software that connects you to your receiver.
    1. cellmate75's Avatar
      cellmate75 -
      So I could still use it in florida
      What's the difference between the solo and the HD-pro?
      And does it have a monthly cost?
    1. chris4851's Avatar
      chris4851 -
      OK so this has to be some sort of joke right... Why am I getting the following error "This application is not compatible with this iPhone" when trying to purchase Slingplayer from iTunes????