SlingPlayer is a straightforward and reliable piece of software geared towards users who need to extend their living TV experience to table, smartphone or Internet-connected TV.
Since it works with various external devices such as iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, WD TV Live, Netgear NeoTV and Apple TV, you can easily enjoy your channels in up to 1080p HD on a second TV in your house.
Additionally, you can log into your Sling account, then watch and control your TV with the on-screen remote control. This way, you will never lose your shows, irrespective of your location. Moreover, SlingPlayer connects with your Facebook account and allows you to watch your favorite TV channels while chatting with your friends.
When you launch the application for the first time, you are required to specify your account credentials in order to locate your Slingbox directory and display all of the available TV channels and programs.
By using a smartphone, you are able to enjoy live or recorded TV over a 3G, 4G or WiFi connection with ease. Since it comes with three important features, namely ‘Program Guide’, ‘Live Video Buffer’ and ‘Sling Accounts’, you can control and bookmark your favorite shows with ease.
The first option allows you to scan all of the available programs, view your personal channels, mark your favorite programs and control your TV the way you want. The ‘Live Video Buffer’ option enables you to pause, rewind or fast forward each program to up to six minutes. The last feature, entitled ‘Sling Account’ will automatically store all your information such as e-mail address, password and favorite lists. In this manner, you can get access to your data with ease, no matter of which computer you are using.
The Connect menu located in the main toolbar enables you to connect to your account and search your Slingbox directory, then view your favorite channels.
From the View menu you are able to change the display mode according to your whims, view the remote control and the Program Guide, as well as hide statistics.
Overall, SlingPlayer is a useful and practical application that helps you to access your TV channels from any device, be it smartphone, tablet or PC.