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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. LearningMan's Avatar
      LearningMan -
      Anybody seen any updates on a Tricker release? I read somewhere there might be a beta last night?

      I noticed I just got a MobileSubstrate update a few minutes ago but VoIPover3G still crashes my GS (when running the App Store) so I assume all's not well yet. I remember reading that Tricker3G couldn't be made right until VoIPover3G got right first.
    1. JazJon's Avatar
      JazJon -
      According to the sling forums, a new cydia program called 3GUnrestrictor is on the way out that suports iPhone 3GS

      3g sling on 3gs-Voipover3g successor is 3gUnrestrictor: Sling Community

      More threads about it too:
      iPhone / iPod Touch - Forum Topic: Sling Community

      Also..........

      Here's a tip on how to zoom in so you can remove the black bars during slingplayer HD playback.

      How to: Zoom for a Better iSling Experience @ Mobility Today
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      ^ sweet trick
    1. Ozdude's Avatar
      Ozdude -
      Quote Originally Posted by JazJon View Post
      According to the sling forums, a new cydia program called 3GUnrestrictor is on the way out that suports iPhone 3GS

      3g sling on 3gs-Voipover3g successor is 3gUnrestrictor: Sling Community

      More threads about it too:
      iPhone / iPod Touch - Forum Topic: Sling Community

      Also..........

      Here's a tip on how to zoom in so you can remove the black bars during slingplayer HD playback.

      How to: Zoom for a Better iSling Experience @ Mobility Today
      Bingo, well spotted! I've just got 3Gunlocker via Cydia and finally slingplayer is working on my 3GS. I'm stoked to say the least! Cool app I like how with 3Gunlocker you can specify specific apps to unlock for 3G. Big thanks for your post. Info on zooming is very useful too
    1. glxyent's Avatar
      glxyent -
      I had my slingplayer mobile working on my iPhone on 3.0 ever since I had tricker3g installed, and it worked great! But last week it stopped working on 3g for some reason, and it will only work on wi-fi. I get a message saying it can not connect to the internet whenever I am not on wi-fi, when it used to work just fine up until last week. I uninstalled tricker 3g and installed 3gUnrestrictor hoping it would work, but I get the same message. Any help??? I need my TV out and about without wi-fi!
    1. ckat238's Avatar
      ckat238 -
      Quote Originally Posted by glxyent View Post
      I had my slingplayer mobile working on my iPhone on 3.0 ever since I had tricker3g installed, and it worked great! But last week it stopped working on 3g for some reason, and it will only work on wi-fi. I get a message saying it can not connect to the internet whenever I am not on wi-fi, when it used to work just fine up until last week. I uninstalled tricker 3g and installed 3gUnrestrictor hoping it would work, but I get the same message. Any help??? I need my TV out and about without wi-fi!
      You should just uninstall slingbox mobile and reinstall it. Possibly something could be corrupted.
    1. glxyent's Avatar
      glxyent -
      I tried uninstalling sling mobile on my iPhone and then re-installed it. Same problem, only works on wi-fi. It was working great on 3g for months and just stopped a week ago. Any suggestions???
    1. Kmitch's Avatar
      Kmitch -
      Has anyone figured out how to fix the video out jerkiness while watching your sling player to an external monitor?
    1. n00neimp0rtant's Avatar
      n00neimp0rtant -
      Quote Originally Posted by Kmitch View Post
      Has anyone figured out how to fix the video out jerkiness while watching your sling player to an external monitor?
      Get a 3G S. I heard that streaming video to a TV looks jerky unless you have a 2G iPod touch or a 3G S iPhone.
    1. Kmitch's Avatar
      Kmitch -
      Quote Originally Posted by IndianCheese View Post
      Get a 3G S. I heard that streaming video to a TV looks jerky unless you have a 2G iPod touch or a 3G S iPhone.
      HMMMMM can anyone confirm this?
    1. DMI187's Avatar
      DMI187 -
      Nice i going 2 buy one
    1. jimcking's Avatar
      jimcking -
      Quote Originally Posted by Kmitch View Post
      HMMMMM can anyone confirm this?
      External video looks very smooth on the 3GS. Sling Player does not show external video for me though. Am I missing something here?

      Jim K.
    1. tsatryan's Avatar
      tsatryan -
      Quote Originally Posted by jimcking View Post
      External video looks very smooth on the 3GS. Sling Player does not show external video for me though. Am I missing something here?

      Jim K.
      Yes. You are missing the proper connector.
      DEXIM
    1. Devildawg3097's Avatar
      Devildawg3097 -
      I have not read all the threads so I may be repeating info. I have had the sling av for a few years (buy my phones according to capability) so when I got the I phone they said the av wont work (jailbroke it will) and 3g restrictor and the sling av works flawless. Actually better then on any other phone I have had it on. Reason for my post is to save some from wasting money. Blackrain is a must
    1. n00neimp0rtant's Avatar
      n00neimp0rtant -
      Way to bump the hell out of a thread. =]

      Anyway, they didn't say it wouldn't work, they said it MAY work with some alternate configurations.