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SlingPlayer (Kindle Tablet Edition)
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SlingPlayer (Kindle Tablet Edition)

by Sling Media
Platform: Android Rated: Guidance Suggested
2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (353 customer reviews)

Price: $14.99
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 2.0.4
  • Fix for issue where some users see an inaccurate error message indicating device incompatibility the first time they run the app.

Product Details

  • ASIN: B0071AN0HC
  • Original Release Date: November 3, 2011
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (353 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #543 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Turns your Kindle Fire into a TV
  • Watch and control your TV from anywhere
  • Live, recorded or premium content
  • No monthly fees
  • Requires Slingbox hardware (DISH customers - please download the free DISH Anywhere app)

Product Description
SlingPlayer (Kindle Tablet Edition)
Enjoy your favorite programming
SlingPlayer (Kindle Tablet Edition)
Fully control your entertainment experience
Watch TV Anywhere, Anytime

Watch your home TV and DVR from anywhere on your Kindle Fire. When connected over 3G/4G or Wi-Fi to a Slingbox 500, 350, PRO-HD, or SOLO (Slingboxes sold separately), the award-winning SlingPlayer app will play anything you can watch on your TV at home on your Kindle Fire. Now you can change channels, control your DVR, and watch your favorite live and recorded shows right on your Kindle Fire.



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

View and control video sources such as cable set-top box and DVR, satellite set-top box and DVR, Telco/IPTV set-top box and DVR, basic cable, digital over-the-air broadcasts (Slingbox PRO-HD only), Tivo, Apple TV, and home security cameras.

Full Remote Control

Extend your living room TV experience to your Kindle Fire with a SlingPlayer app. If you like TV, it's hard not to smile when you take control of your TV and DVR right from your Kindle Fire. Flip through your local channels with the virtual remote control. Pause, fast-forward, rewind, and schedule DVR recordings. Watch video on demand and even pay-per-view programs. Never miss another show or game--whether you're in the backyard, out to lunch, or on the other side of the world. It's your TV. Don't let it be trapped in your living room. Set it free!

To learn more about Slingbox, please visit

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, Canada, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, San Marino, 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.

Technical Details

  • Size: 13.8MB
  • Version: 2.0.4
  • Developed By: Sling Media
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Read from external storage
    • Allows the app to set higher app priorities on the device
    • Enter Wi-Fi Multicast mode
    • Get information about the currently or recently running tasks: a thumbnail representation of the tasks, what activities are running in it, etc
    • Write to external storage
    • Read the low-level system log files
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Read only access to device state
    • Open network sockets
    • Allows verification of Google app Entitlements
    • Access the vibration feature
    • Access information about networks
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.3
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 2 minutes

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
135 of 138 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Does NOT WORK WITH DISH NETWORKS February 1, 2013
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This app was not cheap as apps go ($14.99) and what really burns me is the lack of information about it's incompatibility with Dish Networks. I had a whole-home Dish install with Hopper and Joeys -- it comes with a slingbox. Works great on my iPhone -- and that app is FREE. So now I am stuck with a useless app. I called Sling Media -- the makers of Slingbox. They do not support it. I called Dish, they said "Go download it from the Google Android store!" NEGATIVE. Kindles are not supported there. LARGE FAIL for Dish in its lack of information on this app. Then after a long pause the agent said they do not support Kindle Fire. Nice work, Dish. Why not explain that on your website? And Sling, same for you! Just explain and us Kindle owners will understand - do not trick us into wasting $15 like you are currently doing.

Looks like I cannot get a refund so that's $14.99 down the drain. But it will be worth it if I can help another Kindle customer from the same fate.
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120 of 128 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars WILL NOT RUN ON KINDLE FIRE HD! Update it now works great November 24, 2012
By marc
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It works now, but i just can't forgive a Quality Assurance department that did not even try to launch the App outside of the dev environment!

It is a crime that this app is on the Kindle market for tablets then alerts you (after you buy it) that it will NOT run on your Kindle Fire tablet that is just so crazy. No ability for a refund shame on Slingbox.
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170 of 185 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Does not work with the Dish Sling Adapter April 30, 2012
By Padge
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When I queried "DISH Network" in the Amazon app store, this came up. Was not aware it would not work with the Sling Player Adapter from DISH. Had I know that, I would not have purchased. Strange thing is I have the actual free DISH app on our phones and it works great. Not sure why Amazon doesn't make it available for the "Fire" since they both use Android software. Oh well, lesson learned...thank goodness it was only $32.
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40 of 40 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars DOESN'T WORK WITH DISH PERIOD!!!! December 13, 2012
This app comes up when you search Amazon for DISH applications. You would think that it would work with DISH but it is completely incompatible with DISH. This app does not support the Sling Adapter that DISH exclusively uses. So the Sling Adapter does not work with the SlingPlayer even though the same company "Sling Media" makes both products. I'm pretty sure Amazon has sold this application to thousands of people that can't use it based on their search engine misguidance. Please fix this Mr. Amazon and quit cheating people out of their hard earned money. Personally I'm going to toss my DISH Sling Adapter in the trash after I shoot it a couple of times - I bought the sling adapter a year ago so that I could watch DISH on my Kindle Fire - so much for that idea!. DISH is not up to it, the Kindle Fire is not up to it and Sling Media is in the ditch.
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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Really Mad, Poor Information March 14, 2012
I have 4 different Slingboxes ranging from the original to the Solo and I have this App on my iPhone and my Android phone. The app works fine on the iPhone and my Android phone. So I purchased it for my new Kindle Fire only to find out it will not work on the Fire. It says the Slingboxes I have need to be upgraded because the app does not support my older devices. One, in the purchase process it should have been note that it only works with specific devices, two if it works on my Android phone why doesn't it work on the Fire. What a rip off, don't buy this app.
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120 of 134 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great application for the Kindle Fire February 4, 2012
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Before I discuss the application I want to comment on several of the other reviews. Some people complained that they were not warned that they needed a Solo or HD Slingbox, and that their Classic unit would not be compatible with this application. When I ordered my application, there was a mention of this requirement at several places in the application description. That said, I have both a solo in my own home, and a classic unit at my daughter's home in Massachusetts. I also have an IPad, and I have paid for Slingplayer on that device. The IPad (contrary to another person's comment) also does not work on the Classic Slingbox. One more comment regarding the Slingbox. For those of you who are new to Sling Media, you can only have one remote device viewing a Slingbox. If you have the Solo version of the Slingbox, whenever you change the channel on the DVR, you also change the channel for the home viewer. If this is problematic, you may want to consider the HD model, solely for the ability to connect directly to the cable system, while bypassing the cable box or DVR.

The application itself was simple to set up and I was connected to my Sling account within minutes of purchasing this application. I did immediately try to see if the Kindle could connect to my Classic Slingbox, and was quickly informed that the connection could not be made. The connection to my Solo unit was prompt, and painless. The menus are virtually identical to the IPad menus. Since I have been using the IPad for months, I felt very comfortable with the Kindle application. Because of the smaller screen on the Kindle, I did have to set the aspect ratio and zoom to create a letterbox effect. The play was fluid and high quality. The on screen volume control of the Kindle is a plus over the IPad. In all the application does exactly what is claimed.

I am happy that I acquired this application. It complements my two Slingboxes and the Slingcatcher I have installed on my big screen TV
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Can't get it to run on Kindle Fire HD 8.9" November 21, 2012
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I was excited this morning because for the first time the Amazon App Store was showing the Slingplayer was supported on the Kindle Fire HD. I was even more excited when I didn't have to pay for another copy (already had bought it for my Kindle Fire) ... I downloaded it but when I tried to open it, got a message that it is not supported. I called SlingBox support and got nowhere.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Son Loves watching the Home Tv on this.
Good for 7 year old, put it on his kindle and he still has it on. He doesn't have a whole lot of games on his kindle but I can tell you he does play this and doesnt complain of... Read more
Published 3 days ago by Ryangene
2.0 out of 5 stars Barely Passible As A Useful App
I have a slingbox. As far as the device being useful within my home for viewing TV on my laptop, it's pretty good. Read more
Published 15 days ago by JayInTn
2.0 out of 5 stars Accessibility issues for persons or blind
For those of us who were blind there some major accessibility issues with this player.

Although one can access the channel numbers they related information for the... Read more
Published 16 days ago by Barry Abbott
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent I would say its worth it.
Sling is excellent because I can watch while away from home.Only thing I don't like is that you can't turn device off,maybe you can but I haven't found out.
Published 20 days ago by Stephen
5.0 out of 5 stars Kindle Fire Sling Player App
It works better on the kindle fire than it does on my laptop.It has a great interface, and the quality of the picture is better
Published 25 days ago by Sue Jurica
5.0 out of 5 stars It works great
I have the first kindle fire and this app still works great. I wish I could stream to a TV or roku device using it but if all you want to do is watch TV on your kindle fire than... Read more
Published 26 days ago by Daniel T.
2.0 out of 5 stars SlingPlayer needs slung
I installed my slingplayer and am able to recieve some of what is on my home TV an my Laptop travelling atound the world. Picture quality is 20 year old TV style. Read more
Published 29 days ago by Ronald H. Leasburg
1.0 out of 5 stars Dont fall for it
Small print says doesnt work with Dish network!!! Which is what the Sling is for! Im out $15.00! This is rotten.
Published 1 month ago by Pam Langer
4.0 out of 5 stars Good - but remote control lags
I love the ability to watch on my tablet (i downloaded on one kindle and it works on both of my kindles for a single $14.99 charge). Read more
Published 1 month ago by hberrybug
1.0 out of 5 stars Crashes immediately
Crashes immediately with Internal Service Failure and the suggestion that it could be a poor Internet connection. Yeah, right. As if 6 Mbps is not good enough. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Catherine S.
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