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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. tamakin's Avatar
      tamakin -
      Hey guys, just bought the app and added the string for voipover3g. Now I just need to buy a slingbox! Which slingbox do you guys recommend? I have a directv HD-DVR. Has anybody tried streaming HD content on the iphone and how does it look over 3g using voipover3g?
    1. jarednl4's Avatar
      jarednl4 -
      No one has answered the following 2 questions:

      1. Does SlingBox work on OS 3 b5?
      2. Does VOIPover3G work on OS 3 b5?
      3. Is the SlingPlayer program written in such a way that it would never be "cr@ckable"?
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by jarednl4 View Post
      No one has answered the following 2 questions:


      3. Is the SlingPlayer program written in such a way that it would never be "cr@ckable"?
      Hopefully! Why do you ask? You're not thinking of stealing it, are you?
    1. jarednl4's Avatar
      jarednl4 -
      Not in a million years!

      I actually have the WM license...I saw the post earlier about someone wanting to have that moved over... I'd really be interested in hearing if he was successful with that. But no, I will pay for it...
    1. RelleR's Avatar
      RelleR -
      This is Bull, I have an Airport Extreme wireless router that I use on 'n' draft, not 'G' which the iPhone 3G is. When I switch it over to G network my brothers macbook and guests usually work fine but my MacBook Pro can barely pick up the signal! ... Why is that?

      It shows as 2, sometimes 1 bar on the wireless indicator. Is it possible that the airport card is damaged to somehow not work on G, or what?!
    1. amandej's Avatar
      amandej -
      cant get the app to work, it open then closes right fast anyone knows if any jailbroken apps block the use of slingplayer??
    1. congyiszizu's Avatar
      congyiszizu -
      Righty here is my review from Cheltenham, England.

      Have a Slingbox classic hooked up to sky+
      Iphone 3G
      Sky Broadband ( at a useless 0.5mbs!!!!)

      Downloaded Slingplayer from appstore this morning 17.99.

      Used Voip3g as stated before in able it to run over 3G

      Quality is near perfect in house running over the same WiFi network.

      On the bus to work, the 3G works but, mainly because of my crap internet at home, annoyingly buffers every 20 seconds for about 5seconds.

      Just tried it in McDonalds (BT cloud wifi) at lunchtime and it would not connect at all. have not tried any other wifi yet.

      All in all, 3G should work fine for you if you have a decent internet speed (and lets face there are people in outer mongolia with quicker internet than me)
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      It's a pity there's not a trial. i also have a Clasic but as it's not supported I am reluctant to fork out 18 squid on something that might not work.

      My experience of O2's 3G network would suggest atht you are getting good speeds for O2 - mine varied between nothing and 0.5Mb - that's why I wnt back to T-Mob where I get 1-2Mb
    1. s4mb4's Avatar
      s4mb4 -
      just another user here confirming that adding "com.slingmedia.SlingPlayer" to VoIPover3G.plist makes it work over 3G. worth the $30 imho
    1. jarednl4's Avatar
      jarednl4 -
      Can someone please confirm if this works with voipover3g on os 3 b5?
    1. coachballfirm's Avatar
      coachballfirm -
      can i get a sling at best buy???? wheres the best place to get one??? ASAP PLEASE
    1. tsatryan's Avatar
      tsatryan -
      Quote Originally Posted by coachballfirm View Post
      can i get a sling at best buy???? wheres the best place to get one??? ASAP PLEASE
      Best Buy does carry the SlingBox. Can you get it there? Well, I guess you can if they have one in stock!

      Actually, many places carry the SlingBox. I have four boxes. Bought three of the four on eBay. The best place to get one - I guess that would be the least expensive place! Balancing price with how long you are willing to wait for a "sweet deal" is only something you can determine.
    1. Bigperm26's Avatar
      Bigperm26 -
      Anyone on TMobile try this on the Edge network? I have that VOIP3G program and I can access the App Store over Edge, but I need to update to 2.2.1 to install slingplayer to test it...I hate updating.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Two things:
      1) you can use FWChanger to fool it into thinking it's running 2.21
      2) Edge really isn't fast enough for, well, anything really.
    1. Bigperm26's Avatar
      Bigperm26 -
      OHHHH!!! Nice new download on Cydia that fixes this slingplayer without all the extra steps. Check Cydia NOW for Tricker ThreeG (hosted by MMI...of course!) In Tweaks section!! Thanks to Jordan Clark!

      Awesome....
    1. reeko's Avatar
      reeko -
      Quote Originally Posted by Bigperm26 View Post
      OHHHH!!! Nice new download on Cydia that fixes this slingplayer without all the extra steps. Check Cydia NOW for Tricker ThreeG (hosted by MMI...of course!) In Tweaks section!! Thanks to Jordan Clark!

      Awesome....
      Does this work on OS3 beta 5?

      I can confirm that the voipover3G trick DOES NOT work on 3.0 beta.

      Also, to the guy with the airport base station, if thats the older airport (not dual band one) - if someone with a B/G connection connects to the airport it will slow all of the N connected people down aswell - would explain your poor signal.

      You need the new dual band airport so you can broadcast for your b/g + your N seperately and everyones happy
    1. bbillh77's Avatar
      bbillh77 -
      sling + 3g unrestricter game on