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Slingplayer

by Sling Media
Rated: Guidance Suggested
2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (488 customer reviews)

Price: $14.99
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 2.4.4
  • -updated branding
  • -Handoff video from Amazon Fire to Roku
  • -streaming quality improvements
  • -stability improvements

Product Details

  • ASIN: B0071AN0HC
  • Release Date: January 24, 2012
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (488 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #614 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Watch and control 100% of the cable or satellite channels you already pay for, live or recorded, on your Android tablet anywhere you have an Internet connection -with absolutely no monthly fees.
  • No blocked shows or games in any location.
  • Watch your favorite shows and sports on all the channels you subscribe to, even when you're overseas.
  • View and manage DVR recordings.
  • Absolutely no monthly fees.

Product Description

Get the most out of your Slingbox with Slingplayer. Turn your Fire tablet into a TV with Slingplayer for Fire Tablets. With a Slingbox at home and Slingplayer on your Fire tablet, enjoy live or recorded TV over 3G, 4G, or WiFi. Take control of your TV and DVR from your mobile device. Flip through channels with the virtual remote control. Pause, fast-forward, rewind, and even schedule DVR recordings.

•Watch and control 100% of the cable or satellite channels you already pay for, live or recorded, on your Android tablet anywhere you have an Internet connection —with absolutely no monthly fees.
•No blocked shows or games in any location.
•Watch your favorite shows and sports on all the channels you subscribe to, even when you’re overseas.
•View and manage DVR recordings.
•Absolutely no monthly fees.

COMPATIBLE SLINGBOXES*:
- Slingbox M1
- Slingbox 500
- Slingbox 350
- Slingbox PRO-HD
- Slingbox SOLO

* Slingplayer for Fire tablets may work on certain Slingboxes prior to SOLO and PRO-HD, in certain configurations. Technical support is not available for such usage. For more details, please refer to the Slingbox compatibility guide at http://support.sling.com/KB/KB-2000121 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/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/or control video sources such as:
- Cable/satellite set-top box and DVR
- Digital Over-the-Air broadcasts (Slingbox PRO-HD only)
- Tivo
- Home security cameras
- Blu-ray/DVD players
To learn more about Sling, 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, Columbia, Denmark, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mexico, 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.

Technical Details

  • Size: 17.2MB
  • Version: 2.4.4
  • Developed By: Sling Media (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Allows the app to set higher app priorities on the device
    • Read from external storage
    • 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
    • Access coarse (e.g., Cell-ID, Wi-Fi) location
    • Read only access to device state
    • Open network sockets
    • Change Wi-Fi connectivity state
    • Access fine (e.g., GPS) location
    • 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 4.0
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 3 minutes

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
186 of 198 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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130 of 140 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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176 of 195 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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130 of 147 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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45 of 48 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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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars DOES NOT WORK WITH SLING ADAPTER FOR DISHNETWORK March 1, 2012
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MAKE SURE IT WORKS WITH YOUR SLINGBOX. oBVIOUSLY DOES NOT WORK WITH THEM ALL.aLWAYS CHECK BEFORE YOU BUY, NOT AFTER
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41 of 44 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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36 of 39 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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Works fine with Dish VIP722 receiver (almost all Dish units are ...
Works fine with Dish VIP722 receiver (almost all Dish units are listed and you must pick the right one). I purchased a Slingbox 350 refurb from Woot (an Amazon subsidiary). Read more
Published 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Works
Works as described
Published 6 days ago by Rick
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love it
Published 7 days ago by Mark Edgington
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
nice app...no freezing or buffering...
Published 9 days ago by Tejas Patel
3.0 out of 5 stars Probably a good product but I have yet to get it to ...
Probably a good product but I have yet to get it to work . If you use a HDMI cable on your tv, chances are you will have to buy a hdmi converter, which they don't tell you about. Read more
Published 10 days ago by George N. Myers
5.0 out of 5 stars Works great!
Have a Slingbox 350 and 500. For Tivo and TWC . Easy to set up and works great on Kindle fire HDX
Published 14 days ago by James Copeland
1.0 out of 5 stars It did not work on my K9indle - had to ...
It did not work on my K9indle - had to get a refund. Then they reformatted my Kindle to remove it, I guess and I lost everything I already had on there and had to reload all.
Published 21 days ago by Tracy Reed
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Works perfect can't complain
Published 26 days ago by Thomas Lind
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect if you have friend/property in the country where you want to...
Fourth Sling. All work great and allow us to watch UK TV from anywhere...
Published 1 month ago by Robin Henagulph
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Cannot use this.
Published 1 month ago by marlene jenner
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can you export to tv via hdmi cable?
Yes. You need a special cable for the kindle fire usb out to hdmi in for the tv.
Aug 31, 2014 by Roy Ludwig |  See all 2 posts
Favorites or Custom Channels
I would really like to see a way to program custom channels so a customer doesn't have to remember what channel number is what.
Nov 23, 2013 by chris_leer88 |  See all 3 posts
will it stream to roku?
Version 2.0.4 does not work. Just tried. Works fine on my iOS. Sling needs to update this software since it doesn't appear to have been updated since release.
Dec 6, 2014 by K Lee |  See all 2 posts
Will this work on the new FIRE TV??
Would love to know this as well
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