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Thread: Slingbox update
01-15-2009, 02:27 PM #1
I was on the phone today getting some help configuring my slingbox and asked about the iphone app. I was told that it will out soon and that their will be a 30 day free trial. Once the 30 days are up the license for the app will cost $29.99.
Just an FYI
01-15-2009, 02:53 PM #2
hmm how are they going to allow a 30 day free trial when the app store I believe oes not have thia capability?
Could it be that apple refused it and they have to go teh jailbreak route?
I mean approving slingbox will go against their internet tv show/ movie business.
As much as i would love it-I have a feeling apple will not approve it because of the reason I just mentioned. What do you guys think?
01-15-2009, 03:20 PM #3
The guy I talked with did not say anything about JB. My guess is that when you install the app it gives you the license and then after 30days it expires and will remember the iphone by Serial Number???
01-15-2009, 08:23 PM #4
My guess is that this guy has no idea.
This is like asking a retail Apple employee what the next new product Steve Jobs will unveil.
At Macworld, Sling specifically said they have not decided on a price yet. I doubt it will be $30, and a trial period is not allowed by the App Store.
You should call up your Sling friend and tell him/her not to spread rumors.
01-16-2009, 12:13 PM #5
01-19-2009, 05:23 PM #6
01-21-2009, 04:02 PM #7
01-25-2009, 01:23 PM #8
Many companies that have a "market advantage" (a product that has no competitors) still make their app cheaper in the App Store. I don't know how MUCH cheaper it will be, but I guarantee it will be below their standard price for the other platforms.
End of discussion - go take some economics classes.
01-26-2009, 09:36 AM #9
01-26-2009, 06:05 PM #10
honestly i believe you are all a little misguided. ive been a sling mobile user for about 2 years already.(my first phone with it was the t-mobile mda) the app itself will probably be free being as all of their software is free to download. the only time u pay $29.99 is for the service to stream to a phone. this is not the same as paying $30 for a onetime app. i have had about 13 different phones since i originally purchased my mobile sling password and everytime i change all they ask is that u register your new phone. this is so one passkey cannot be used on multiple phones for one price.(i have tried) they offer 30 day trials for one phone each. if u have a slingbox or have ever seen one you know this feature is well worth $50 bucks so all of this arguing is pointless.
i have been patiently waiting and was told that apple is still reviewing it and that the $30 i paid 2 years ago would be fine. if u think #0 is too expesive you probably dont own a slingbox anyway. be serious all of your channels anywhere u have signal. i was in aruba setting my dvr to record shows in new jersey that is well worth the money and i feel it could be a lot more and i would still pay. its a onetime fee, while people pay monthly subscriptions for satellite radio to hear the same songs that are on the radio for free hahahahahahah
01-27-2009, 09:49 AM #11
05-12-2009, 11:35 AM #12
Looks like I was wrong.
Appleinsider is saying the app will be $30. WOW. Don't think that's a very smart choice - how long will it be before they bring down the price?
Also, WiFi only? I'm not too bummed about that, because I know there will be a modification on cydia to enable it for use on 3G. However, with $30 and no WiFi, I can see some outrage coming.
05-12-2009, 12:57 PM #13
05-13-2009, 12:51 AM #14
how to get it to work on 3g
1.download Voipover3G from cydia
2.ssh into your phone and locate Library/MobileSubstrate/DynamicLibraries/VoIPover3G.plist
3.replace the plist with this one voipover3G slingplayer plist
4.respring and make sure if u have intelliscreen to turn power boost off
5.if it doesnt work right away try rebooting instead of respringing and turning power boost on in intelliscreen if you have it
05-13-2009, 04:42 AM #15
iamse7en, you rock! I'll do this later this a.m.
Update -- success!! This is now officially the best App around.
Last edited by eballesq; 05-13-2009 at 05:12 AM. Reason: update
05-13-2009, 12:13 PM #16
wish this would work in 3.0 beta, so far it does not
05-13-2009, 12:55 PM #17
Thanks iamse7en gonna try this out with my friend's phone*T*Mo**
05-23-2009, 11:30 PM #18
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Can also download tricker3G and that will take care of the 3G slinging....I did it the ssh way with voip....but tricker3G works as well