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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. tsatryan's Avatar
      tsatryan -
      As I mentioned, we all would like this app as soon as possible. I'm not sure why you think I am "going a little overboard." I know you only have 15 posts. But, what I am doing here is replying to posts. That's what a forum is!
    1. mombopete's Avatar
      mombopete -
      That's what I am doing as well.

      Now I have 16 posts.
    1. reeko's Avatar
      reeko -
      looks like he was a little right with AT&T's latest announcement/changes.

      im sure MMi will have them up as news in a day or so, but until then:

      AT&T tweaks wireless terms of service to forbid video streaming, filesharing, data tethering

      Looks like in America at least that skype isnt quite going to be the perfect app it could be
    1. tsatryan's Avatar
      tsatryan -
      AT&T Modifies Wireless Data Terms, Outlaws Slingbox and Other Placeshifting Devices - AT&T Modifies Wireless Data Terms, Outlaws Slingbox and Other Placeshifting Devices From "Sling in the News", A Blog by SlingCommunity News: Sling Community

      It's now time for someone to get the beta version and get it loaded up on Cydia. ATT has allowed slinging for years on its other platforms, including WMobile and BB. So, this coming now is nothing more than a slap at the ready-to-go iPhone release.
    1. reeko's Avatar
      reeko -
      Lets wait for the MMi news post on this subject in a day or 2 then discuss it a bit more.

      Sounds like AT&T are screwing you guys over big time.
    1. rstuvwxyz's Avatar
      rstuvwxyz -
      my fears are coming close to reality. looks like apple/at&t are gonna put some version of a sling in a future model and screw sling over. i say sling beats them to the punch and drops it in the cydia store or somewhere else where they can still make a profit, then again we all need to buy the actual slingbox so just let us sling for free. dont know if anyone caught wind of this but slingg is stating that in order to sling on an iphone you will need the newer models of the slingbox....i guess im not cool for having a slingbox for a couple years already.
    1. skeredmobile's Avatar
      skeredmobile -
      great news! check this out...

      AT&T has responded to changes in its terms of service agreement which banned apps such as SlingPlayer calling it an "error". Electronista was sent a statement in response to media outrage over the changes.

      ...

      It is still unclear whether this reversal of policy is due to a genuine error or due to the bad publicity these restrictions caused.
      via iClarified

      AT&T tonight has quickly backtracked on its controversial new terms of service for cellphones that would ban video on 3G and the rest of its cellular network. In a statement delivered to Electronista, the company claims that the posting was made "in error" and that it has since been removed in favor of an earlier agreement. No mention was made as to whether any of the terms were likely to return in the future.

      While the motivation behind the quick retraction is unclear, the policies had already triggered a hostile reaction from critics. The new agreement was ostensibly made to bar illegal video streams over peer-to-peer or to rebroadcast a live feed of commercial TV, but its wording would have effectively banned the use of Slingbox media hubs used to view a customer's own TV and would theoretically have barred viewing legal video sites using fixed sources, like Hulu or TV.com.

      Video is already partly regulated on the network, as devices like the iPhone are often required to stream certain video services on Wi-Fi or else to reduce the bitrate.
      via Electronista
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      good news. now where the hell is my app.
    1. tsatryan's Avatar
      tsatryan -
      Further confirmation of the ATT retraction -
      AT&T Reverses Course, Retracts Changes to Terms of Service - AT&T Reverses Course, Retracts Changes to Terms of Service From "Sling in the News", A Blog by SlingCommunity News: Sling Community
    1. mombopete's Avatar
      mombopete -
      Please release this. I can't take the waiting.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I am about to throw myself off a cliff
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      If you throw yourself off a cliff can I have your iPhone?

      Please?
    1. tsatryan's Avatar
      tsatryan -
      And can I have your slingbox then?
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      hell no they are going over the edge first.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      @tsatryan - meet you at the bottom of the cliff. After you've cought the slingbox and I've caught the iPhone we must remember to get out the way. We don't want to be hit by SB's body....
    1. yamamoto's Avatar
      yamamoto -
      You guys are lucky. This app is not even available in canada, possibly because the sole carrier Rogers doesn't like the idea. I will be pretty surprise if CRTC (equivalent to FCC in US) and the canadian gov't will do anything on it......
      Perhaps I should move on as canada is definitely not a place to stay if you are tech savvy

      Please ignore this post. I'd meant to post it on the thread for Skype app... Sorry for the confusion...
      Cheers
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      This app is not available anywhere else - so where would you move to?
    1. yamamoto's Avatar
      yamamoto -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      This app is not available anywhere else - so where would you move to?
      Please ignore my previous post.
      My stupidity I meant to post this in the thread of Skype app ...
      Cheers
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by yamamoto View Post
      Please ignore my previous post.
      My stupidity I meant to post this in the thread of Skype app ...
      Cheers
      So you mean I'm not going mad?
    1. coachballfirm's Avatar
      coachballfirm -
      Yall are crazy. Gave me good laughes. made my day..lmao