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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. badass1469's Avatar
      badass1469 -
      just install the thing that tricks the iphone that its in wi-fi, but actually in edge or 3G
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by bschucher View Post
      I dont think thats the case.. I was never able to get it to work with the appstore i dont recall..
      haha. Just because you couldn't get it to work doesn't mean that I am wrong. There is only two apps that I can think of that gave me problems.
    1. Channan's Avatar
      Channan -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      you can edit VoIPover3G to work with what ever app you want
      My point was it's not VoIP, so the name should be changed.

      But you have to SSH to do that? I don't know how and don't feel like learning.
    1. bschucher's Avatar
      bschucher -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      haha. Just because you couldn't get it to work doesn't mean that I am wrong. There is only two apps that I can think of that gave me problems.
      Were you able to get those apps to actually work over 3G as if they were on Wifi? If so, what were those apps and can ALL apps in fact be done? Thanks..

      B
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I have used many apps like that, Orblive, joost, itunes store, skype. They all thought they were on Wifi.
    1. bschucher's Avatar
      bschucher -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      I have used many apps like that, Orblive, joost, itunes store, skype. They all thought they were on Wifi.
      SB.. im not saying VOIPover3G doesnt work.. I have used it succesfully with some programs as well. My question is will it work with ANY program? The apps that did give you problems.. were you able to eventually make it work with those? Thanks again...

      B
    1. Napoleon_PhoneApart's Avatar
      Napoleon_PhoneApart -
      It's in the App Store right now, guys.
    1. GrandMstrBud's Avatar
      GrandMstrBud -
      Yep it's there but no trial. All that waiting for nothing, at least for me anyway.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by €hR!$ View Post
      My point was it's not VoIP, so the name should be changed.

      But you have to SSH to do that? I don't know how and don't feel like learning.
      Ah, I gotcha. Your right it should be called 3G masker or something else.

      As far as the problems I was having with a few programs was not that it didn't turn on at all but sometimes it would cut off after a few minutes. I got one working and the other one no. I am sure there are some apps that it might not work with. Believe me I will be the first to check it out on sling when it hits.
    1. bschucher's Avatar
      bschucher -
      It hit.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      downloading!
    1. mikdiamon's Avatar
      mikdiamon -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      downloading!
      Well?

      A little impatient me. I have to dig my sling box outta the closet.

      Can't w8 to see if you can get it to work over 3g!

      I'll be diggin it out tonight!
    1. Tower72's Avatar
      Tower72 -
      the VoIP trick WORKS!!!! Head to the Sling forums to see how..requires SSH

      I did it myself so i can confirm...High Quality seems alittle choppy over 3G but standard works well and is very watchable
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Confirmed it does work!
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      Here's the itunes link incase anyone wants it..

      iTunes Store
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Really wish I had a slingplayer, this would be incredibly handy since I'm out of the house often.
    1. jarednl4's Avatar
      jarednl4 -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      Confirmed it does work!
      Were you able to get VOIPover3G to work with OS3 b5? If so, how?

      I assume SlingMedia did set it up so no cr@cked versions of their software would work? That's the way it was when I had it on WM.
    1. tsatryan's Avatar
      tsatryan -
      I can likewise confirm that SlingPlayer is working fine - even on 3G
    1. ForumSnoBorderRK's Avatar
      ForumSnoBorderRK -
      so can somebody clear things up for me...
      will slingplayer mobile work for cable + DVR box from Time Warner? Or only their own made devices - because I did see Apple TV on there.
    1. Tower72's Avatar
      Tower72 -
      I run mine with Time Warner but I dont have a DVR box...this will probably only work with DISH DVR...tho I never tried when I had a TW DVR