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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 glxyent View Post
      Same here, I'm on beta 5, and I just got home with my slingbox....just to experience the 3g tricker is not working for beta 5. Is it gonna be fixed or do I have to go back to 2.2.1?
      The only way for me is forward especially being that we're now nearly at June and 3.0 is meant to launch in June. No way I'm going backwards for one app, even if it's one that I've been waiting a nearly a year for in 3G.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      I believe it will be fixed with Beta 6
    1. glxyent's Avatar
      glxyent -
      Does anyone know how to control a PS3 remotely if I hook up my slingbox to my PS3? I would love to be able to watch all my videos I have stored on my PS3.
    1. Kmitch's Avatar
      Kmitch -
      video out is the #1 request from what i have goatherd i know that screensplitr works but it brings the frame rate down to much to enjoy. Anyone find a work around for this issue?
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by Kmitch View Post
      video out is the #1 request from what i have goatherd
      Where on earth have you heard that? I've heard lots of requests but I must say this is the first time I've heard that one!
    1. tsatryan's Avatar
      tsatryan -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      Where on earth have you heard that? I've heard lots of requests but I must say this is the first time I've heard that one!
      Confucious, I think you misread what he said. He said that it was the number one request from his goat herd. I didn't even know that goat herd's had iPhones or SlingBoxes.
    1. lapdog379's Avatar
      lapdog379 -
      For the folks that have install "Tricker 3g" and still having the problem connecting their Slingplayer, You MUST make sure that your slingbox is set up to view via internet. If it isn't set up, it WILL NOT work.. I had the same problem that most of you are having and once I set it up for viewing from the internet, it works fine on my Iphone 3g.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by tsatryan View Post
      Confucious, I think you misread what he said. He said that it was the number one request from his goat herd. I didn't even know that goat herd's had iPhones or SlingBoxes.
    1. Fallguy's Avatar
      Fallguy -
      Hey Confucious , I reset everything on my iphone . I had to jailbreak again ( which seemed to be a pain ) and I only installed Slingplayer and its still a no go .
      I have given up on this and will probably just have to take my laptop to work if there is something I want to watch from now on .
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Did you not try installing Slingplayer without Jailbreaking?
    1. Fallguy's Avatar
      Fallguy -
      Why do you think I want a jailbroken phone for ? I wasnt about to not jailbreak it and not be able to use the Tricker 3G app . If this works for others I would assume it would work for me .
      Sorry it took so long to answer , but I hardly use this email and I need to change it over to my other account . But thanks for all your help .
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      My point was that if you try when it's not jailbroken you can narrow down the problem. If it still doesn't work you can go to Slingplayer support. If it does work then you try jailbreaking and installing nothing and seeing if it works then adding your apps one by one to see what the problem is.
    1. Fallguy's Avatar
      Fallguy -
      I couldnt live without this phone being jailbroken , so either way I lose . Thanks confucious for all your help on this .
    1. mike1114's Avatar
      mike1114 -
      I get my sling to work over 3G, but the quality is so terrible, and at work, I cannot even connect to 3G. Forget running this over Edge, I don't know how U guys are able to get this to work. I live in Orlando, a rather Large city and this almost doesn't work anywhere.
    1. ronfin44's Avatar
      ronfin44 -
      Quote Originally Posted by mike1114 View Post
      I get my sling to work over 3G, but the quality is so terrible, and at work, I cannot even connect to 3G. Forget running this over Edge, I don't know how U guys are able to get this to work. I live in Orlando, a rather Large city and this almost doesn't work anywhere.

      Man, that sucks Mike. Here in Philly I can drive around in my car and have a crystal clear picture over 3G. Sure, there are the usual spots it buffers, but mainly it's great every where I go. What sucks more is that I'm heading to Disney in Orlando in a few days and was hoping the 3G reception would be just as good, but after reading what you said I'm worried now. I still hope that I'll get decent reception there, so here's to crossing my fingers.
    1. tsatryan's Avatar
      tsatryan -
      I'm in the greater Philadelphia area too (north Delaware) and my results are exactly like ronfin44's. I can drive in my vehicle, and get perfect reception continually while slinging with 3G. I can even do it pretty well when only on edge. I am very pleased with the Sling app. Only thing I would like would be the ability of turning on/off my cable box remotely (as you can with the sling app on a Mac or PC).
    1. Ozdude's Avatar
      Ozdude -
      Ok we're on 3.0 GM now and 2 days away from final release. Still no word on Tricker 3G compatibility though .
    1. massimuzzo's Avatar
      massimuzzo -
      I'm having problems watching tv on iphone since update, error message, invalid ip address,port,or domain name
    1. eriwan1's Avatar
      eriwan1 -
      hallo all
      need TrickerThreeG for OS 3.0
      any help here

      regads
      eriwan1
    1. cranie's Avatar
      cranie -
      I got an email today from Jordan saying the new version of Tricker3G is coming very soon, so those of us with 3.0 will be back running Slingplayer on 3G