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  • SlingBox's SlingPlayer submitted to AppStore


    Back at MacWorld, we chatted with the guys over at SlingMedia about their upcoming plans for an iPhone release of their SlingPlayer.

    They've just announced they've submitted the app to the AppStore, and we're all now just waiting for approval. We've learned by now that Apple's approval process is about as predictable as the next episode of LOST, but here's hoping the app will be approved within the week or so.

    I know I've been excited about shredding through some 3G network to catch up on 24 while I'm away from home.

    For those of you who don't know - SlingMedia retails the SlingBox, a device which lets you watch your DVR and cable TV from any browser on supported platforms (including OS X and Windows, sure) and many smart phones as well.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: SlingBox's SlingPlayer submitted to AppStore started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 141 Comments
    1. cpjr's Avatar
      cpjr -
      Bout time, hope it goes through.
    1. GenNove's Avatar
      GenNove -
      Ok i been holding off buying a slingbox. If this gets approved slingmedia you have a new customer.
    1. bschucher's Avatar
      bschucher -
      About friggin time.. The iPhone will be 2 in June.. Taking to damned long.
    1. reeko's Avatar
      reeko -
      OMFG!

      Ive got 2 networks in my house, one upstairs and one downstairs, and 2 sky boxes.

      Ive got a slingbox on each network from the downstairs/upstairs skybox.

      This will be the best app EVER , watching the footy from anywhere!

      OMGOMGOMG, i feel soooo excited about this.
    1. Dryice's Avatar
      Dryice -
      Completely Unrelated: LOST can be predictable, in fact i have 3 witnesses that know i called the ending to this weeks.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I am excited about this. It is about time.
    1. daching's Avatar
      daching -
      SlingPlayer wasn't on the iPhone before? I thought it was.
    1. plcrules's Avatar
      plcrules -
      i have a location free player y cant sony catch up!!
    1. JazJon's Avatar
      JazJon -
      Can I hookup a SlingBox to a Windows Vista Media center? I used to be able to use Orb with iPhone OrbCast. Recently Microsoft changed the media center recording format from .DVR-MS to .WTV and we can no long stream or play recordings on another computer/device. (so orb doesnt work any more!)

      I'm hoping maybe SlingBox can? If so I'll buy one once the iPhone app is out !
    1. wildturkey's Avatar
      wildturkey -
      Do you think its will really get approved or do you think it will get shot down like Starplayr?? Because i bought a slingbox and i have a 30 day return policy at bestbuy and i only have 2 days left the only reason i bought it was for the iPhone app?
    1. CAPcadetJC's Avatar
      CAPcadetJC -
      Why would it get approved? Its an app that everyone wants, and its useful. I dont think that could possibly fall into the approved category from apple.
    1. M4tt Dam0n's Avatar
      M4tt Dam0n -
      Quote Originally Posted by CAPcadetJC View Post
      Why would it get approved? Its an app that everyone wants, and its useful. I dont think that could possibly fall into the approved category from apple.
      ROFL. Btw if Orb got approved I think that slingbox will. Slingbox is much bigger than orb.
    1. rstuvwxyz's Avatar
      rstuvwxyz -
      i hope this makes it through cuz i thought that uverse thing seemed like apple about to shut sling out and figure a way to make it more profitable for themselves...similar to the podcasting debacle. ive had my slingbox since 06 and walking with my toes crossed has begun to hurt.
    1. lightning04's Avatar
      lightning04 -
      If they dont appove this im smashing my iphone, this is the one app i have been waiting for since i got the 3g iphone.
    1. Tower72's Avatar
      Tower72 -
      Had a Slingbox for quite sometime now as ive owned quite a few WinMo phones that I used this with..Dumped those for the Iphone last December and have been waiting to use it again..God I hope they approve it!!
    1. Napoleon_PhoneApart's Avatar
      Napoleon_PhoneApart -
      Quote Originally Posted by GenNove View Post
      Ok i been holding off buying a slingbox. If this gets approved slingmedia you have a new customer.
      I put the cart before the horse - I bought a Slingbox Solo a few weeks ago in anticipation of the Sling app...

      Quote Originally Posted by Dryice View Post
      Completely Unrelated: LOST can be predictable, in fact i have 3 witnesses that know i called the ending to this weeks.
      Is one of them the smoke monster?

      Quote Originally Posted by CAPcadetJC View Post
      Why would it get approved? Its an app that everyone wants, and its useful. I dont think that could possibly fall into the approved category from apple.
      Maybe if it can fart, approval will be faster.
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Can't wait. Love the comment about Lost... so true, LOL
    1. RonMexico's Avatar
      RonMexico -
      how would this work with the data plans, att says unlimited data but its really not, wouldnt watching a lot of tv go through all your allowed data
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      O2 in the UK specifically prohibit streaming media......
    1. s4mb4's Avatar
      s4mb4 -
      this app will not get approved. why you may ask? it is simple, it will take revenue away from iTunes. Apple can get $1.99 an episode for TV shows on the iTunes store. why would they settle for a percentage of sales from this app??