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  • SlingPlayer Coming to AppStore, As Soon As Tonight?


    One of the most anticipated app for the iPhone is SlingMedia's SlingPlayer, rumored to be rejected by Apple due to issues with AT&T, seems to be finally making its way to the store in as little as 24 hours!

    Multiple trusted sources have reported that Apple will be getting this app online today itself! AppleInsider also called a SlingMedia spokesperson to confirm. The twist is... Apple has limited the app to the iPhone 3G's Wi-Fi capabilities ONLY, which means NO 3G!

    That sounds like a crazy decision and AT&T might be the one responsible for it. Maybe they don't want their developing 3G network to be hit by thousands of people streaming videos... yet the other details of the app seems to be quite positive.

    The app will support not only the current models (SlingBox PRO, SOLO, and PRO-HD) but the older ones as well, including Classic, AV and tuner. This will be a delight for the late upgraders! Many might not be happy with the speculated pricetag though - $29.99. It's bound to be a great app - if the rumors are true - and we hope it doesn't have any first release flaws like many.

    [Engadget]

    UPDATE: It's real! Now available on the store. Get it here.

    Thanks to tsatryan for a small guide to make it work over 3G!

    Here is a detailed step by step process on how to do it -

    * First, obviously, download and install SlingPlayer, and make sure that everything is working fine with it while you are on your wifi network.

    * Then, open Cydia, and download and install the free program VoIPover3g.

    * SSH into your iPhone, and navigate to /Library/MobileSubstrate/DynamicLibraries.

    * Copy/move the file VoIPover3G.plist to your desktop so you can open and edit it.

    * In your copied plist, add this listing - com.slingmedia.SlingPlayer . Be sure you add it so that it is done in the exact same way as the other entries already there. Then save and close the plist file.

    * Back in your iPhone, rename the original VoIPover3G.plist to some other name so you still have a copy of it. I named mine VoIPover3G.plist.original

    * Move your edited copy of the plist file back onto your iPhone into the same directory. Then, reboot your iphone.


    When you are done, your SlingPlayer will work on 3G as well as it does on wifi.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: SlingPlayer Coming to AppStore, As Soon As Tonight? started by sayam View original post
    Comments 97 Comments
    1. tsatryan's Avatar
      tsatryan -
      I highly doubt you can transfer any registration from WM to iPhone.

      Also, for anyone saying why get this since its only usable on wifi, a few questions -
      1 - is your home or office the only place you have ever seen or used wifi?
      2 - do you really think with as many people as want this, that once this app is in our hands that there won't be some dev somewhere who will create a patch or an app that will allow this to stream on 3G?
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Quote Originally Posted by poetic_folly View Post
      / / / this guy's a thief / / /
      Not really tbh, it's far too expensive and why the hell would I buy it when it only works on Wifi and second I don't even know what SlingPlayer is and never heard of it before.

      For Voipover3G to work, don't you have to put a "string" in for that app you want to use over 3G in the Voipover3G folder over SSH or something like that, I doubt it'll work over Voipover3G unless you edit it's files or the dev updates it.
    1. reeko's Avatar
      reeko -
      Have just downloaded this from the App Store in the UK.

      It has no icon and requires an account @ slingaccounts.com

      Will post a screenshot or 2 when its up and running.

      And the rumours where spot on - wifi only "for now"
    1. carlos.michell's Avatar
      carlos.michell -
      Quote Originally Posted by rufio View Post
      are you kidding? wifi only? might as well just watch the tv.
      Well there is A program in cydia that will make the iphone thinks it's using Wifi, but in actuality it's using 3g. The only question will it work for sling player.
    1. GrandMstrBud's Avatar
      GrandMstrBud -
      Well lets hope there is a patch for it. I'm sure there are others out there who feel it should not be on Wi-Fi only. But it's good that it's finally here though.
    1. carlos.michell's Avatar
      carlos.michell -
      Quote Originally Posted by tsatryan View Post
      I highly doubt you can transfer any registration from WM to iPhone.

      Also, for anyone saying why get this since its only usable on wifi, a few questions -
      1 - is your home or office the only place you have ever seen or used wifi?
      2 - do you really think with as many people as want this, that once this app is in our hands that there won't be some dev somewhere who will create a patch or an app that will allow this to stream on 3G?
      That's why our iphones are Jailbroken. Third party applications BABY
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by reeko View Post
      Have just downloaded this from the App Store in the UK.

      It has no icon and requires an account @ slingaccounts.com

      Will post a screenshot or 2 when its up and running.

      And the rumours where spot on - wifi only "for now"
      Its not on the US Store yet! Hurry up!
    1. reeko's Avatar
      reeko -
      Here are a few screenshots i have jus put together to keep you tied over till release time:

      MobileMe Gallery


      I am running beta 5 of 3.0 and am not jailbroken so cant test voipover3G. Will downgrade if it works though.

      Can confirm:

      Only works over WiFi (quote from iTunes: "at this time")
      Price: 17.99
    1. bschucher's Avatar
      bschucher -
      If i cant use it over 3G ill have no part of it.. Hopefully voip3g will work..
    1. reeko's Avatar
      reeko -
      Have also noticed:

      I have sky+, and there doesnt seem to be any simple way to access the 4 colour buttons on the sky remote. Ill play with it more tomorrow. Im tired.

      Hopefully wake up to "Yay, it works with VoipOver3G"

      Have also noticed:

      I have sky+, and there doesnt seem to be any simple way to access the 4 colour buttons on the sky remote. Ill play with it more tomorrow. Im tired. Might watch some sky in bed.

      Hopefully wake up to "Yay, it works with VoipOver3G"

      To get it to work with voipover3G:

      Add:

      com.slingmedia.SlingPlayer


      If someone could try this with a beta5 3.0 iPhone that would be great.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      ^ That is awesome! I hate you so much right now
    1. reeko's Avatar
      reeko -
      Ha, you'll have it soon. The apps seem to be released around 20 past midnight in the UK.

      Peggle one day and Sling the next - feels like Christmas

      Anyhows - bedtime. Night all. Will look forward to voipover3g news
    1. Napoleon_PhoneApart's Avatar
      Napoleon_PhoneApart -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      ^ That is awesome! I hate you so much right now
      +1.

      Bastard.
    1. coachballfirm's Avatar
      coachballfirm -
      lets go baby
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      its so close now!
    1. GrandMstrBud's Avatar
      GrandMstrBud -
      How close is it? I also don't get why they do not support Slingbox AV either. Another downside I guess but from what I've read is that it does work with this model at least.
    1. Channan's Avatar
      Channan -
      WTF? If it works with VoIPover3G, shouldn't someone change the name?

      Can't someone make a mod that tricks the entire phone in general into thinking it's using WiFi when it's using 3G? That would be awesome. Then I won't have to use MxTube to watch YouTube videos over 3G because the quality in the YouTube app would be better.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      you can edit VoIPover3G to work with what ever app you want
    1. M4tt Dam0n's Avatar
      M4tt Dam0n -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      you can edit VoIPover3G to work with what ever app you want
      Ive never been able to do so with Youtube the Appstore and iTunes since voipover3g has been released. I tried everything and I finally gave up.
    1. bschucher's Avatar
      bschucher -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      you can edit VoIPover3G to work with what ever app you want
      I dont think thats the case.. I was never able to get it to work with the appstore i dont recall..