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Sling Media SlingTV (Slingbox 500)

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  • Watch and control 100% of your live TV on a tablet*, phone*, PC, or Mac. *Requires Slingplayer for mobile devices app, sold separately.
  • Home TV interface via HDMI with live sports and Gallery View for easy program discovery.
  • Sort by program genre or set up favorites.
  • Integrated YouTube app and YouTube Web Gallery with top-trending videos.
  • Get contextual YouTube recommendations, based on the show you're watching, at the touch of a button.
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Brand NameSling Media
Item Weight1.2 pounds
Product Dimensions16.4 x 3.1 x 10 inches
Item model numberSB500-100
  
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ASINB009FU8BR0
Best Sellers Rank #1,402 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableOctober 14, 2012
  
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Turn your new high-resolution tablet or smartphone into a TV. The elegant Slingbox 500 delivers stunning picture quality, full HD at 1080p. New, simplified on-screen setup, HDMI and Wi-Fi network connectivity makes it easy to get started.

From the Manufacturer


Have cable or satellite? You need a Slingbox.

Take the shows, games, and teams you love with you, wherever you go. Whether you are in another room or across the globe, you can be sure that your shows are on. Only Slingbox delivers 100% of the TV you already pay for—to your phone, tablet, or laptop anywhere in the world, with no monthly fees.

In addition, the Slingbox 500 has an attractive and intuitive on-screen interface for your home TV. The TV Gallery replaces your traditional program guide with a fun and easier way to find your shows on your big screen TV—you can set up your favorite channels and see trending shows based on Twitter. Experience it your way.

Perfect for the sports fan

If you’re a die-hard sports fan who travels, the Slingbox 500 is a must-have. The extra channels and coverage you’re already paying for are all available without having to worry about “blackouts”, device restrictions, or extra monthly fees.

Plus, the Sports Gallery features all the games that are on at any given time, including live scores and statistics to let you track multiple games while you’re watching your favorite team.

Integrated apps

You’ll see new show recommendations and Rotten Tomatoes movie ratings. Plus you have access to thousands of movies with the Blockbuster On Demand app.

Slingbox 500 also features an integrated YouTube Web Gallery, contextual YouTube video recommendations, and a stand-alone YouTube app.

Works with all cable and satellite providers:

  • AT&T U-verse
  • Bright House Networks
  • Cablevision Systems
  • Charter Communications
  • Comcast XFINITY
  • Cox Communications
  • DIRECTV
  • Dish Network
  • Time Warner
  • Verizon FiOS

How many LIVE channels do you get outside your home?

Many companies promise “TV anywhere” but they only deliver a subset of your channels. So ditch the myriad of apps and patchwork solutions. Only Slingbox gives you control of all of your channels and shows, live or recorded, from one app.

Slingbox has no restrictions

When we say “watch your TV anywhere” we mean it, literally. As long as you have a network connection, you can access your TV via Slingbox, even internationally. No matter where you travel, you can watch your favorite shows, games, and local news—LIVE.

What “Big Cable” isn’t telling you

“Big Cable” is only able to deliver a fraction of what Slingbox provides. Only Slingbox delivers 100% of the channels that you already pay for, to you anywhere in the world, on any device.

Slingbox 500

Watch every channel from your television, on any device like your phone, tablet, or laptop—LIVE. It works over WiFi as well as 3G and 4G cellular networks without restrictions. It even works internationally.

And now Slingbox 500 makes your home TV viewing experience even more enjoyable with an on-screen TV Gallery for easy program discovery, integrated YouTube channels, and live sports scores and statistics.

Delivered to all your devices

Setup is simple and once you’re done, you’ll be able to view your TV remotely from a whole host of devices (phones*, tablets*, PC/Mac, streaming boxes*) using our Slingplayer app. All with no monthly fees.

*Requires Slingplayer for mobile devices app, sold separately.

Works with your streamer

If you have a Slingbox, you can pair a streaming box like Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, or Roku with a second television and watch your home TV, live or recorded—whether you're in another room, in your hotel suite, or in your vacation home.

Slingbox M1 Slingbox 500
Watch and control live TV on a tablet*, phone*, PC, or Mac
View and manage DVR recordings
Watch on a second TV anywhere via Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, or Roku*
Component and composite in/out
Connect via WiFi or Ethernet
Home TV interface via HDMI with live sports stats and gallery view for easy program discovery
Access to thousands of movies with the Blockbuster On Demand app
Integrated YouTube app and YouTube Web Gallery with top-trending videos
Get contextual YouTube video recommendations, based on the show you’re watching
Enhanced Slingplayer for iPad with program gallery, social sharing, and live sports stats

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Works great easy to setup.
Kevin J Carriere
My slingbox 500 is connected to my home network via wireless; that seems to work well.
CrankyToday
In a lot of ways, this is a useful product and might still be worth buying.
John Krehnovi

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365 of 412 people found the following review helpful By Tom Caradonna TOP 1000 REVIEWER on October 16, 2012
Style Name: New
UPDATE 3/27/2015
Slingbox now with Ads
I don't usually put updates on the top of my reviews, but this one fundamentally changes the viewing experience for a great portion of the slingbox community. Since this month (March 2015), Slingbox decided to push banner ads to users of both Slingplayer for Web and Desktop Slingplayer (These are the free viewers that probably 99% of people use). The introduction of ads has been a great shock to the user base, especially those who have been using the product ads free for years until now. Ads appear when first starting up (similar to other services such as YouTube) giving you an option to skip after a few seconds of viewing, then in normal screen mode(i.e. not full screen mode), ads appear on the bottom of the screen and change the new layout of the screen such that the actual viewing screen size is smaller. In full screen mode, the ads are not present. (See my pictures posted below) While the new ads are universally disliked, they are clearly implemented to enhance the Slingbox revenue stream and their addition has met quantum levels of dissatisfaction (See all new 1 star reviews on Amazon). I personally also found the ads highly distasteful and the management decision to add them regrettable. This is an unfortunate move by Slingbox and your individual level of comfort with this will be tested. Although I would add that this change makes an easy target for competitors to differentiate themselves.

Please note this applies to ALL Slingbox models. There are several situation where there may be no other alternative to Slingbox (competition is currently non-existent). For these cases you should consider the cheaper Slingbox M1 version ahead of the Slingbox 500/SlingTV.
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199 of 228 people found the following review helpful By . on January 18, 2013
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Well I finally decided to order this product even after finding myself unsure and somewhat intimidated by other reviews here, so I just received my slingbox about 20 minutes ago and I'm seriously watching tv on my iPad and iPhone already and i never even opened the instruction booklet that came with it. The quality is just as good as it is on my HD tv at home. I simply connected the hdmi cable that was provided to my tv and the hdmi from my cable box to the slingbox. I then simply followed the onscreen setup and things went as smooth as butter. The onscreen guide automatically updated the software, auto searched for my wireless Internet connection and advised me to hook up both the component and hdmi cables for best results. I did as instructed and the setup asked my cable box manufacturer and model which I entered, it then did a remote control test and connected to my new sling account. After the box self rebooted I opened the sling player app on my iPad and clicked connect and there it was, same thing that was on the tv it was connected to and in full crystal clear HD quality which after reading reviews I was unsure what to expect bc I am real big on the picture quality. I pressed the onscreen button for the remote and it brought up a virtual remote control that was identical to my remote control and all of the functions worked just as if I was sitting in front of the tv. As I said all time till watching tv was about 20 minutes if that long. Everything is working excellent. Definitely would recommend and planning on purchasing another unit for my other cable box so I have twice the options. I never noticed in the specs that this unit was capable of recording directly to your iPad or phone but it does have this option and it works great also.Read more ›
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Scott on March 28, 2015
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The player software is now ad-infested. You have to view an ad before you an watch, and while watching occasionally an ad pops up. Horrible, completely ruins the viewing experience.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By DavidN on March 21, 2015
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Product now includes banner ads in the player app taking up valuable real estate. Don't but this if you want to watch your cable on your desktop. The mobile apps seems fine
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Alan R. on March 24, 2015
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As you will see from all recent reviews Sling have added adverts to the player software thereby ruining the viewing experience. Until these are removed I cannot recommend this product.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Joe D. on March 25, 2015
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Slingbox has decided to inject flashing ads on 1/3 of the desktop ap without anyway of removing or opting out. Having paid for the device and payng for my cable now I'm forced to endure to watch a flashing ad and smaller signal from my home. Will be throwing slingbox in trash and buying different product.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Stephen on March 20, 2015
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Sling just added ads all over Slingplayer Desktop. No warning and no way to turn them off. Now you have to look at these BIG bright ads that are irrelevant while trying to playback TV from your Slingbox. I would have never bought one if I knew they would do this!

BTW, Sling is notes for removing any negative feedback from their community website. This is a heavy handed company that does not like criticism!
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By N/A on March 20, 2015
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You would think that spending $200-$300 on a device would be a one-time cost. After all, Sling does not create or provide media; it simply streams the programming provided by your cable provider. But no, they have decided that they want to suck every single penny out of your wallet. The mobile app costs $15. That is by far the most expensive app I've ever purchased! So you part with the money to get it on your iPhone. It should be available on your iPad for free, right? No. Now you have to spend ANOTHER $15. But at least streaming is free on your PC, right? Wrong! Now they shove ads in your face when you watch on your computer! Bottom line: Don't waste your money on this product. Move on to something bigger and better... And CHEAPER!!!
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