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-SB350 and SB500 users will see better and more reliable video quality with improved automatic resolution switching (Auto Quality)
**NOTE - if resolution is low on first time connection after update, stream for 1-2 minutes to allow for bitrate optimization and resolution will switch up.
-Automatic content recognition added for SB500 users
-Auto power on set top boxes for most DirecTV and Dish users
-Favorites filter moved to top level of Gallery View
-Comcast X1 users - sending "OK" command after channel selection
-Fix bug for some users who were starting in SQ mode rather than Auto mode when streaming
-Fix bug causing some users to have to re-login periodically
-Fixed bugs related to skinned remote
With a Slingbox at home (hardware required), enjoy your live or recorded TV on your iPad over a 3G, 4G, or Wi-Fi connection. If you own a Slingbox (or if you’re a DISH Network subscriber), please click "More" for details about SlingPlayer app compatibility.
SlingPlayer for iPad is the best way to watch Live TV, anywhere. With a Slingbox at home and the SlingPlayer app on your tablet, you can now easily discover what’s on TV. In fact, it might be the best remote control you will ever use at home. You will also know everything about what you’re watching, whether it’s the name of the leading actress of the movie you’re enjoying or how many yards your fantasy quarterback has thrown in the game so far. Real-time scores and stats are available at your fingertips. And with Facebook and Twitter integration you can be the first one to spoil the ending. Of course, since it is a SlingPlayer, you know you can take your smart TV experience everywhere with you – in the backyard grilling, at the hotel or even at your friend’s house with AirPlay on an Apple TV.
Remember, only SlingPlayer for iPad gives you:
- all your TV programming from home
- from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection
- with easy program discovery*
- live sports stats*
- the latest movie and show ratings*
- integration with Facebook and Twitter*
- and the best remote control experience ever*
*available in the US and Canada only.
- iPad only (iOS 7.0+)
- Slingbox 500
- Slingbox 350
- Slingbox PRO-HD
- Slingbox SOLO
*SlingPlayer for iPad will not work with Slingboxes prior to SOLO and PRO-HD, as legacy boxes do not have the hardware capability to stream at the iPad’s higher resolution. If you own a prior-generation Slingbox, you may be eligible to receive an upgrade discount on a supported model. Please visit http://www.slingbox.com/go/upgrade for details.
If you are a DISH Network customer, the following devices are NOT compatible with the SlingPlayer app. Please download the free DISH Anywhere app.
- Hopper with Sling receiver
- Hopper receiver
- VIP 922 receiver
- Sling Adapter
Watch and control video sources such as:
- Cable set-top box and DVR
- Satellite set-top box and DVR
- Basic cable
- Digital Over-the-Air broadcasts (Slingbox PRO-HD only)
- Apple TV
- Home security cameras
- Blu-ray/DVD players
To learn more about Slingbox, please visit http://www.slingbox.com.
Note: While the SlingPlayer app is available for download in all countries, Slingbox hardware is required, and is only available for purchase from authorized resellers in the following countries: United States, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, San Marino, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, Vatican City. Hardware warranty and technical support is only provided in the country where the Slingbox purchase is made, and only if the purchase was from an authorized reseller. For more information, please refer to your locale's Slingbox Warranty.
I absolutely love this app and the slingbox. It is so good to travel and stay in touch with your home channels. Thanks.
God forbid something goes bad when you are away. No remote reboot. A trip abroad? You may watch your tv ... Or not. Overall a reasonable idea. Sloooooow to react to every command. The default setting is the lowest quality SQ. No matter how much I tried to set it to auto. I have no TV set and watch ( little ) tv on my computers.
Also missing hq option since the latest update. I only have auto and sq. Please fix
After installing the iPad App ver 3.2, the "skinned" remote issues have been fixed and all of the remote functions are working as in ver 2.4.4. I can stream to my Apple TV and watch on my TV in SD or HD mode with no problems. After having been very critical of the developers for their 3.0 and 3.1 drops, IMO, this 3.2 version rocks. Great Job! I am using an iPad 2 with iOS 7.0.4 and connecting to a Slingbox PRO HD device.
This is by far the best app for watching TV on the go. Automatically adjusts everything important so you can be up and watching in minutes. Works great with 4G as well as 3G. Works everywhere I go.
No problems at all signing on - latest February 4 version seamless
I have been messing with Slingbox for nearly two years. It is better now with the most recent upgrade. Works quite well if you have high speed internet on both ends. Generally drives me nuts on the road in hotels and forget it in most international locations. I usually am working with an iPad and everything seems to be in slow motion when using the virtual remote or the other controls. I plan to continue being a user and hope that improvements will come soon.
After update, you need to sign in from the website and re-select the x1 remote in order to work. Wish that sling developers would put the instructions in the description.
For $14.99 (for just the iPad app! Not including the iPhone app!), this app could be a heck of a lot better. Additionally, I have found that it does not save settings — for instance, you can configure the app to use the “High Quality” or the “Auto" setting by default over WiFi - it will always automatically default to Standard Quality. That’s just simply not acceptable.
Not sure why all the complaints. Works great on my Ipad Air.
Have the 500 SlingBox. Works fine.
Definitely at the mercy of upload speeds at home and download speed elsewhere, but that being said.....this whole thing is soooooo cool!
Love the app but when I try and use airplay it will only play the sound. Please fix!!
Was unable to connect and kept getting error message stating Slingplayer could not connect to the Slingbox. After I removed the app from the iPad and reinstalled, I was able to connect. Unclear what the issue was initially, but the SlingPlayer appears to work just fine now.
Works great with my slingbox 500, iPad 3, and Apple TV. Love it.
This is well polished and looks fantastic. Makes the Slingbox even better, and that's hard to do! There is a bug on the quality settings though: it resets from HQ to SQ every time I close the app.
This app works flawlessly for me. Not sure why all the complaints. Using on an iPad Mini with Retina Display. I will keep using over the coming weeks and update this review if I find any problems. Thank You Sling Media for a Well-Designed App!
iPad 3, ios7, slingplayer 3.1, slingbox 350. Had connectivity issues with this app upon install. Rebooted the slingbox and everything works perfectly now.
It ceases to amaze me that the iPhone app has support for ROKU mad this doesn't. You would think that forcing people to buy the app to stream to ROKU, you would also want people to have the option to buy the iPad app.
Worked until this new update. It's now useless because it's stuck on "Buffering".
New version of app is trash. Unstable, no HQ/HD for iPad. Unusable.
This used to be a very good app. That is until they upgraded it. Now all it does is skip, pause, and bomb out. I am writing this in HOPE that someone at Slingbox gets this app fixed. I am very disappointed in the performance!!! We don't need all of the bells and whistles of the new app if it messes up the performance of the app! PLEASE FIX IT!!!
I bought Slingplayer 3.1 in December. It worked for a day and wouldn't work at all when I left the state. Keeps saying make sure iPad and Slingbox are connected to the internet which they are. Complete waste of money. Reset multiple times and still says it won't connect. So many complaints and there is still no update to fix connectivity bug. Updated to 3.2 and still won't connect on iPad. Do not purchase this app.
I agree with other reviewers, very disturbing that HQ was removed. I had recommended slingbox, with tons of passion, to my friends and family. I will now tell anyone asking about purchasing, 'don't do it, they pull the rug out from underneath you'.
The new update removes the ability to watch in HD. What's the point of HD connections on my slingbox and retna display on my iPad?
Despite having a big pipe at both ends, the removal of the "HQ" button for video quality has made it impossible to watch in anything but SQ. Selecting "AUTO" doesn't do anything. In fact, there is no discernible difference now between "SQ" and "AUTO," meaning they removed meaningful video quality selection in favor of connectivity (presumably). I can't even read the text on the channel guide when connecting remotely. APP EFFECTIVELY BROKEN.
Bring back the HQ video option . Video quality on Auto is not near as good DO not update !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bought app to watch while on the road but rarely, if ever, we're able to get it to stop buffering and play. Don't waste your money.
Never was able to get working. Slingbox will charge you $30 for each customer support call. Don't buy. There are other products that do same thing and offer customer support. Also, slingbox has major defects and high return rates..
This is the worse app ever. I spend more time buffering and trying to connect to a channel. I will now spend the money to buy cable since it's takes HOURS to just watch a 30 minute show... Not even worth trying to save money
No update no change in performance. Do not buy until it's fixed. Also the online sling player from the slingbox.com site s_cks too! Update Info: Watching some hockey on the NHL web site. Perfect picture on tv thanks to iPad to Apple TV. I can surf the web at the same time too. Slingbox needs to get there act together. I could never do this with slingbox! Where's the update we are all waiting for. Update: Finally found a way to mirror with ipad air to Apple TV. Make sure all apps are closed. Set to mirror before starting sling app. This works most of the time. Still have lots of buffering and pauses. Hope to see a fix soon. Absolutely love this app when it's working, so be patient. ..."........, You didn't do it again! Using new sling 500 and new iPad air. New top of the line Asus router and still will not mirror to Apple TV. I'm a grand deep in this and it still s_cks! Come on and get a working update out, PLEASE! Second review... After the latest update! Very disappointed again. iPad app will not handle any variation in bandwidth. Hangs or audio only as soon as the bandwidth drops even a little bit. I watch apple tv all the time with no problem at all. Maybe you should hire a couple of techs from apple to do your next upgrade, they seem to have it down pat! I live out of the USA so having this app is about my only option to get news and sports. It would be the greatest app ever if only it was more reliable. (last review) Will not air play with iPad 1 and not well with the newer iPads. Very little control of settings. Streaming comes and goes. It works but needs a lot of updating.
Latest iPad version stopped working. My Slingbox hd pro still works fine on PC and iPhone. Don't buy iPad version. No support either.
Update below - Great product but so far the ipad ap is not so great. Very, very delayed reaction time, the remote cannot understand 3 digit channel commands so had a hard time inputting the correct channel, the Menu button on the remote is grayed out so can't use that for some reason. Jan 26, 2014 - Since Sling player update, this is not been working at all just like the other users. When I use my sign in, it says I'm not connected to the Internet. When I use my roommates, it says it's not compatible with my device. Been waiting for a fix since December.
Using the latest version I still do not have a remote for my HD connected to a DirecTV receiver. I can't believe this is still $15.
I bought this app, was able to connect for 3 days and then it just stopped working. I have the iPhone app installed ON THE SAME IPAD and it works fine, but this piece of garbage won't connect.
Update makes it crash on ipad. Can't even stay open. Please fix
App no longer works. It will find my slingbox but crashes right after you click next. They've ripped me off. It's a shame that Apple doesn't police these criminals. Do not buy and waste your money!!!
This latest upgrade is terrible. I have to login every time I open it and worse, it won't open as it shuts down every time. Please fix!
I installed the mobile app on my Galaxy Note 3 and it worked perfectly and I installed this app on my Ipad 3 and after I sign in and select my Slingbox it closes. I have tried reinstalling and no luck. $15 down the drain.
Works remarkably well on my iphone. Can't get it to work on my ipad mini. Crashes every time I try and select my sling box. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling. Sent notice to Apple to request a refund. This app has worked before now it just crashes. Needs a lot more stability improvements to be worthy of more stars.
Used to use this all the time now it does nothing but crash. I know sling player is working because I use it in WD tv and on computer. It just crashes on IPAD
Works fine on the iphone, crashes every time on the ipad... not my hardware or connection, just this horrendous so called upgrade.... totally dissapointed... fix it now!!!
Finds the slingbox but then crashes when you select it. Every single time, even after reinstalling, rebooting, etc. they claim to know and be working on it but it's been a long time so sounds like total bs. Return your box before buying the app - try again if they get their act together.
Since this version, 3.1, has been out a month or so, something has happened on the server end. All of a sudden it crashes on my iPad 2 and on my iPad Mini when trying to connect. Reinstalling, doesn’t help. Fix this soon or a refund I’ll be calling for a refund!! Also, support is weak. I was told it’s a known bug, and that engineering MIGHT have a fix soon, even though this problem started well after the release. They had no solution but escalate & wait.
Every time I open this app it crashes while trying to connect to my sling box. Every single time. It used to work, but now it won't. I've tried deleting and reinstalling. I've tried restarting my iPad. I've tried everything. The app is broken!
Tried to reinstall. Says it recognizes my Slingbox but when I hit continue to complete reinstall it just crashes back to my ipad home screen. The same crash occurred before trying reinstall when I hit 'Watch'. Slingbox forum shows others with same issue. Tech support no help. Can not recommend Slingbox any more. Wish someone else had same functions.
Version 3.1 crashes every time I try to use it. It makes me login. Sees my sling box then crashes.
App doesn't work at all, and slingbox rep says don't know why or when it will be fixed. Seriously? Slingbox is officially a worthless piece of plastic... That costs $300
Always buffers even on wifi and SQ, now the app keeps crashing!!!! Fix It!!!!
I bought Slingplayer 3.1 in December. It worked for a day and wouldn't work at all when I left the state. Keeps saying make sure iPad and Slingbox are connected to the internet which they are. Complete waste of money. Reset multiple times and still says it won't connect. No idea what to do since it is a total waste of money for the iPad. So many complaints and there is still no update to fix connectivity bug.
This app is absolutely terrible! Keeps asking for sling admin password. Just doesn't work.
New app not working at all on my iPad Air w Verizon FIOs. Depend on this app as a weekly traveler.
Latest version does not work. Get error that can't connect to slingbox (proHD). Fix this mess! And this is not a network problem. My iphone connects just fine.
App is awesome... In theory. You have to sign in and reconfigure every time you close the app. Video feed is extremely jumpy, when it works fine on a computer. Airplay is poor. You can not leave the app or even lock the screen, while streaming. Many other airplay capable apps have this feature. Please add this function and increase stability. 15 dollars is a lot for a POS app.
I was loving slingbox on my iPad until this version. Now I have to watch it on my laptop. Please fix
It hangs up and forgets password all the time. Laptop works fine via chrome so validates it's this app Don't waste money on this until they fix it
Please fix this bug! Keep getting message that my sling and iPad are not connected to the internet, they both are! Paying for an app that doesn't work!
So I have had a slingbox classic for many many years and I love it but I guess it is no longer supported on this app.... I feel I wasted my money and will not buy a new slingbox if it does not have an integrated tuner...... Great concept product is lost to me over time. Don't buy this if you haveN older slingbox.......
Constant buffering and freezing when using in conjunction with Apple TV through airplay. It's unwatchable. Slingbox needs to address this with a updated version cause the $15 I spent on this version is a waste.
None of the functionalities are working in this app. I don't understand how they can charge $15 for this app and $350 for the hardware. Needs a fix ASAP. This is ridiculous. Only one channel works. It's stupid.
Whole sling box experience is very crappy. After setting internet viewing properly and despite having blazing fast internet speed of 20Mbps HD or auto video quality never works. Always stuck in buffering. No customer support from sling is available. Waste of money
This app is a complete waste of money. The app doesn't work with older versions of slingbox and this isn't noted in the description. Do not buy this app!
Will not stream via Airplay full screen! Disappointing!
Awesome that you pay money and the app doesn't work. Before the update it worked fine. I have no problems connecting to my slingbox on my computer and neo, but not on the ipad.
Every upgrade keeps getting worse then the previous. Every time I use this GARBAGE app, I have to re enter my password. This is unacceptable! ZERO STARS. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON ANY SLINGBOX PRODUCT IF USING ANY IOS DEVICE. Worst app I've ever purchased!!
Found out after purchase when it did not work. Iphone app works, ipad apparently not. both sold separately
App no longer works on any of my Apple Devices. I've uninstalled and re-installed and it still doesn't work. I've called the 1-800 # and have yet to speak to anyone after waiting for over an hour. This is unacceptable when you are Charging $14.99 for an app that DOES NOT work and has not been fixed. However, it does work on a laptop. PLEASE FIX OR ISSUE REFUNDS!!!
Just bought the SlingPlayer app this morning. Able to log in, selected a TV channel from the guide, nothing showed up on the iPad screen. Very sad that it did not work. Developer, please fix the app now. We paid a steep price for nothing so far. I believe you can fix it. Apple store should put some pressure on these guys since you get some of the profits from the app. So many people are very upset about this non functioning SlingPlayer app. Thank you.
No ROKU streaming, the description said ROKU support when i purchased it - four days later that line is missing from the description. Between the device and the apps - i've spent $400 - do not waste your money - descriptions and promises are misleading - and when you've spent the money you are own your own. to make it worse, the customer support folks will talk you into circles without ever solving the problem then they'll ask you to call again if you can think of anything you may be doing wrong. unbelievable.
Now I cannot connect. I tried to avoid the update because of the reviews, but it somehow updated, and now it is useless. Come on!!! Fix it.
I now have to put in my email and password every time I want to use the app. C’mon, Sling, I paid $30 for the iPad app, $30 for the iPhone app, and $300 for each of my three Slingboxes… software that costs this much and doesn’t work properly should be fixed immediately.
Will not work with classic or pro Slingboxes. I have 12 of them I use for work and can not connect with this iPad app. Connections are fine on PC and iPhone , WASTE OF MONEY. BOO SLINGBOX !!!
Used to be good,now will not let me connect to slingbox so is essentially a useless app. Hope they fix soon, I love using me slingbox.
this app is broken - my account works absolutely fine on other platforms, but not on iPad. I can't sign in at all. Please fix this asap.
This app will buffer every 5 seconds and makes it unwatchable. My networks speeds are fine and when I use a browser on my laptop there is no problem. It only is a problem on the Slingplayer app. Do not buy!
Before the update I was able to change the Aspect Ratio, but not now. Was working good. Why did you break it Slingbox? Guess I learned my lesson about updating unless broken.
I have directv and the remote on the app works as if I'm at home doing the real thing! Now... If you have a bootleg set top box that isn't in the slingbox's list of receiver manufacturers , then you're screwed. BUT! There is a forum where you can manually install a custom remote that enables your Set top box ( satellite or cable box ) to work. I have a set top box called Nano Sat premium that I use on the side and it wasn't on the list that sling box provides. I simply went to the sling box forum and searched my bootleg satellite receiver. I found what I was looking for and simply installed the remote control for that box. And BOOM! I was ready to enjoy! People just need to read and do homework before they make negative reviews. I LOVE THIS APP. Only bad thing is that you gotta pay for the iPad and iPhone app separately. Other than that, it's great! Enjoy!
Upon updating app source switching failed to function. Sling tech concluded release problematic. No fix yet
They make you pay extra for apps that crash and don't work well ripoff
This is the worse
I'm using this app on an iPad Air, with a Slingbox 350 connected to a Sky+ box in the UK, watching from the US. Both connections are around 5mbps download speed, not sure what the upload speed is (slower, obviously). Works fine without stuttering on standard quality. Keeps stalling for half a second or more on high quality - which makes it unwatchable. The Auto mode seems to keep trying at high quality and not switch down to standard. I'd give it more stars if it worked properly on high quality. Not having any problems at all with the remote for the Sky+ box. Update:Downgraded to 2* now I've found it doesn't support AirPlay
Unable to connect, restart. Had to click the button 50 times to connect. Finally connected then i find the ipad app doesn't support roku. Why do i need an app to use sling player on my roku?
SLINGBOX iPad app will not work with roku at all in this version as advertised. I have iPad 3 ios 7 all on same network and roku unit app installed as per instructions. This iPad app is defective and not supporting this feature. I also have iPhone 5 and the iPhone app is working with roku and SLINGBOX. iPad app is broken and needs FIXED
What happened to AirPlay? Video doesn't show when using AirPlay for Apple TV, I only hear sound. This used to work now it doesn't, please fix.
Do not update if LAN viewing is important to you. The app stopped working on LAN following update.
Why tout roku support when your flagship app doesn't support it....
This app is absolutely horrendous. You have to re-login all the time to use it. Watching a channel is ridiculous and is now a multi-step process. 1st hit guide. Then select Favorites. Then select your channel. Then hit watch. Wait. Then hit Live TV to view full screen. Come on, this is RIDICULOUS !!! I'm pretty sure in the old app you could just hit Favorites, and select your channel. Done. There are bugs upon bugs in this program. Favorites don't save correctly. Channels don't show up in your guide or Favorites unless you toggle the HD only switch off and on. I can go on. It's apparent that there is no QA department at this company or a very poor one if at all. My wife made me give her iPad 1 back so she could have a usable Sling Player. I either want my money back or a way to downgrade to the older version.
Update Info: Watching some hockey on the NHL web site. Perfect picture on tv thanks to iPad to Apple TV. I can surf the web at the same time too. Slingbox needs to get there act together. I could never do this with slingbox! Where's the update we are all waiting for. Update: Finally found a way to mirror with ipad air to Apple TV. Make sure all apps are closed. Set to mirror before starting sling app. This works most of the time. Still have lots of buffering and pauses. Hope to see a fix soon. Absolutely love this app when it's working, so be patient. ..."........, You didn't do it again! Using new sling 500 and new iPad air. New top of the line Asus router and still will not mirror to Apple TV. I'm a grand deep in this and it still s_cks! Come on and get a working update out, PLEASE! Second review... After the latest update! Very disappointed again. iPad app will not handle any variation in bandwidth. Hangs or audio only as soon as the bandwidth drops even a little bit. I watch apple tv all the time with no problem at all. Maybe you should hire a couple of techs from apple to do your next upgrade, they seem to have it down pat! I live out of the USA so having this app is about my only option to get news and sports. It would be the greatest app ever if only it was more reliable. (last review) Will not air play with iPad 1 and not well with the newer iPads. Very little control of settings. Streaming comes and goes. It works but needs a lot of updating.
The latest version has some very annoying quirks. First, it takes an eternity to change channels, the software is very unresponsive, and I'm using it on my home net, not from another location. Second, it constantly requires that I log in...what's the point in such tight security...it just a tv steam, not my bank accounts. Overall, the speed and the log in issues make it practically unusable. Entertainment software should not get in the way so maddeningly...it sort of defeats the purpose.
I have the IPad version and the IPhone version installed on my IPad. Every time I try and use the IPad version it tells me to "make sure sling box and IPad are connected to same network. The IPhone version has no problems and works just fine. Have deleted and reinstalled several times. Also it used to work, don't know what happened.
This version is a stinker. Have had repeated buffering ever since being "upgraded". The previous app worked just fine and they released this piece of junk. Please recall and get it right"
I wish I could travel back in time to around a year ago. This app gets worse with every update. Want to stream Hi Quality?.....forget it. I have a super fast wifi home network and horrible Standard Quality is the best I can get. Hi Quality buffers every 5 seconds. Older versions worked great. I could even stream Hi Quality on my old 3G cellular. No more.....this is crap....not even worth using anymore. This app has went down hill fast.....complete fail. This should be a .99 cent app.
I should have paid attention to all of the negative reviews. This app has poor video and audio quality and I cannot Airplay any video, only audio. The online support is not helpful. I wish I could get my money back.
Please fix AirPlay. Thanks!
After reseting my Pro-HD Slingbox back to factory settings, and setting it up again via the slingbox.com web site, the remote in the iPad app finally worked. I have never setup my Slinbox using the web site until now, before it was always with the Windows desktop app, which has been discontinued. I'm guessing between updates made to the iPad app, the hardware now needs a full factory reset and setting up from the web site in order to function properly with the iPad app.