SlingPlayer for Mac Delayed Until September, Dozens Upset

Announced back in January at CES, the Mac version of the SlingPlayer software has been delayed by some 90 days until September. Originally scheduled to come out sometime in the second quarter of this year, Sling Media says that, since Mac users are used to software that meets their high standards, the company decided to delay the software's release by a few months. Also of note is that the Mac SlingPlayer finally goes into beta testing in July and will be totally free (well, as in beer) once it's released.

Slingbox, for the uninitiated, is a small gadget that streams TV signals to a PC or Mac over a broadband connection. As you can imagine, Hollywood isn't exactly thrilled with the idea, but then again, when is it ever happy anymore?

Mac Update [JeremyT (Sling Media)'s Blog via Zatz Not Funny]