Earlier this year, YouTube rolled out 360-degree videos. Like magic, they let you peer around in any direction from within the video. Now, one company is taking that futuristic video-viewing from your computer—and bringing it to your much bigger TV screen.
Thought Apple’s standalone HBO Now service was your only way to watch Game of Thrones sans cable? No more—HBO will be available on the Sling TV service by April 12th. It’ll set you back the same $15 a month, but you’ll need Sling TV’s core $20 TV package to qualify. It’s better than nothing! [Sling TV]
At some point, TV became complicated. It used to be this thing I would plop down in front of after school and mindlessly flip through. Then, in 2009, everything changed: analog signals were outlawed, and the new digital TV signals failed me in every way: my old television wasn't compatible, my house was too far from…
Sling—the streaming box that lets you use your cable subscription from anywhere—has completely redesigned its SlingPlayer app for Android and iOS to favor better discovery, with added social integration and new split-screen navigation. Sling will also be releasing an app for Windows 8.1 in December. And finally, you…
We spotted them a week ago but the new Slingbox 350 and Slingbox 500 are finally official and they're just as weirdly designed as we expected. Both Slingboxes can stream video to your phone, tablet or computer at 1080p, with the 500 adding built-in Wi-Fi and HDMI and both Slingboxes will spice up your living room.
SlingPlayer is arriving on the Kindle Fire today, which is great news if you're a fan of what Sling offer. The only downside is that the app alone costs $29.99. Is it worth it?
This is one fancy remote control. Featuring a touchscreen that lets you manage your DVR as if it was media stored on your phone, it's unfortunately only coming direct from cable/satellite providers. Me wantee.
Alongside these little beauties, Sling has also unveiled the Sling Touch Control 100 which, although it sounds like some kind of pervo pantyhose, it ain't. Shucks. And it's only available via your cable or satellite provider. Double shucks.
Sling just unveiled a trio of new products, which include a monitor that connects to local Slingboxes over wi-fi, a receiver that catches TV streams over wi-fi, and a sling box that plugs into your set-top box via USB. Swoon.
We've got word that the previously mentioned SlingPlayer Mobile 1.1 for the iPhone has been approved and will be available in the App Store "imminently." There's also clarification that this version is Wi-Fi only:
Sling just submitted the 1.1 version of Slingplayer, which we reviewed here, to the App Store. It's going to have 16x9 widescreen, better remote, a faster connection for channel changing and remote control, plus DISH integration.
Everyone may think that AT&T threw their fat around and made Apple lock down the SlingPlayer iPhone app because of AT&T's lousy network, but a tipster tells us there's a more nefarious reason at play.
It's easy to forget that Motorola doesn't just make horrible cellphones, they actually make neat gadgets, like the Media Mover: A pocket-sized USB stick that transcodes lots of video and beams it anywhere like SlingBox.
Millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror, and AT&T swiftly backtracked on the draconian updates to their terms of the service that effectively ban Skype, Sling and other goodness: It's all a big mistake!
That AT&T's new terms of service for wireless frowns on snagging video over P2P isn't surprising, but the fact that it effectively prohibits Slinging video to phones is mildly shocking and definitely lame.