|Brand Name||Sling Media|
|Item Weight||10.4 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||7 x 4.4 x 1.8 inches|
|Item model number||SB350-100|
Sling Media Slingbox 350 (Old Version)
- Extend your living room TV experience in sparkling 1080p high definition.
- Connects to your digital video recorder (DVR), cable set-top box or satellite receiver via component or composite sources.
- Ethernet connectivity
- Compact design
- Watch and control your TV and all of its programming on your compatible smartphone or tablet using SlingPlayer software (sold separately).
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Customers who bought this item also bought
Customers also shopped for
Have a question?
Find answers in product info, Q&As, reviews
Please make sure that you are posting in the form of a question.
Compare with similar items
Sling Media Slingbox M1
Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote | Streaming Media Player
Mediasonic HomeWorx ATSC Digital Converter Box w/ TV Recording, Media Player, and TV Tuner Function (HW-150PVR)
TiVo Roamio OTA 1 TB DVR - With No Monthly Service Fees - Digital Video Recorder and Streaming Media Player
|Shipping||—||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping|
|Sold By||Available from these sellers||Frontier Factory||5Star Treasures||Amazon.com||Amazon.com||weaKnees DVR Superstore|
|Connectivity Technology||wi-fi_ready||wi-fi_ready||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi||Wireless||Built-in Wi-Fi|
|Item Dimensions||4.4 x 7 x 1.75 in||3.13 x 16.38 x 10 in||4.7 x 8 x 3.8 in||1.18 x 3.38 x 0.5 in||1.6 x 6.1 x 8.7 in||14.2 x 7.4 x 2 in|
|Item Weight||0.65 lb||1.22 lbs||1.6 lbs||1.13 ounces||1.3 lbs||3.7 lbs|
|Internet Applications||Browser||Cinemanow, Daily Motion, Free Sat/Free View, Google TV, Blockbuster||Netflix||youtube, espn, amazon_instant_video, cbs, facebook, hulu, sling_tv, netflix, fox||Browser||Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, YouTube, Vudu, Pandora|
|Total HDMI Ports||—||2||0||0||1||1|
|Total Usb Ports||1||1||1||0||1||2|
SLINGBOX 350 TURNS YOUR TABLET, SMARTPHONE OR LAPTOP INTO A TV.
The Slingbox is the only way to take your living room TV experience with you wherever you go. Many companies say they can give you TV Anywhere, but make sure you read fine print – some don't work unless you are on Wi-Fi, while others only have small number of channels when you leave your house. And most of them don't work if you travel internationally.
Only Slingbox gives you control of all of your channels and all your shows, live or recorded on your DVR, plus On Demand, anywhere there is an Internet connection.
PRIMETIME IS SOCIAL TIME
Like you, we love being able to sit down and catch up on shows we've missed on Amazon Instant, Netflix or Hulu. But sometimes, shows demand to be watched live – and only Slingbox give you all your live TV anywhere, anytime. Final episodes. Award ceremonies. Live reality shows. And if you don't watch it, you'll hear about it on the social networks. Stop worrying about people on Twitter and Facebook spoiling the ending or who won best comedy just because you weren't at home.
Be the one to spoil it for everyone else.
REQUIRED FOR THE SPORTS FAN
Getting live games when you're away from home can be a frustrating experience. Some services give you every game, except for your local team, which, for some reason, is blacked out. Others can show you the game you want on everything EXCEPT your mobile devices.
Keeping track of what you can watch on which device shouldn't be this complicated. With a Slingbox, you know you will be able to watch all of the games on all the channels you subscribe to, on your tablet, smartphone or laptop – without extra monthly fees.
PUT LIVE TV IN YOUR STREAMING MEDIA DEVICE
You know that having a Slingbox will let you watch your TV anywhere, but did you know you can also watch it on a streaming device hooked up to your big screen TV? Be able to watch your cable or satellite subscription at your vacation home or in that TV in the bedroom or basement. All without extra monthly fees.
- Apple TV*
- WD TV Live Media Player
- Sony Internet Player with Google TV
- Netgear NeoTV
*Requires the purchase of SlingPlayer for iOS or Android devices
MAKE YOUR SECOND SCREEN YOUR FIRST
SlingPlayer for iPad is now the best way to watch Live TV, anywhere. With a Slingbox at home and the SlingPlayer app on your iPad, 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 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.
- 500 channels and everything's on – Throw away that remote and stop squinting at the on-screen channel grid. Easily discover what is on right now with the new Gallery interface with recommendations just for you.
- The complete sports experience – find which channel the game is on and stay up to date with real-time stats.
- Integration with Twitter and Facebook – Have something profound (or snarky) to share? Be able to do it without leaving SlingPlayer.
Don't have an iPad? No problem! We support watching your TV on your smartphone and other tablets as well. With any SlingPlayer, you can enjoy live or recorded TV over 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi. Flip through channels with the virtual remote control. Pause, fast forward, rewind and even schedule DVR recordings. Never miss another show or game -- whether you're in the backyard, out to lunch or on the other side of the world.
- Watch your channel lineup, live.
- Navigate your program guide and DVR.
- Remotely control your programming in real time.
- Watch recorded shows on your DVR.
- Set up one-click shortcuts to your favorite channels.
- Take advantage of the high-resolution display on your tablet.
*SlingPlayer for mobile devices is available at an additional cost in the Apple iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Marketplace (Phone) and the Amazon.com appstore (Kindle Fire).
WHO NEEDS A SLINGBOX?
We'd like to think anyone in the world needs a Slingbox, but here are some examples of who our customers are and what they're doing with their lives.
- Sports fans and information junkies. Slingbox grants instant access to live sporting events without blackouts, and time-sensitive breaking national or local news.
- Frequent travelers or expats. Take your home TV with you anywhere with an Internet connection. No streaming service or app can do that.
- College students or snowbirds. No need to pay for another cable or satellite subscription where you are. Simply connect to your Slingbox at home from your laptop or mobile device, or use a Roku streamer connected to a TV.
- Military personnel. Wherever they are deployed, they can stay connected to what's going on at home.
- Moms and Dads on the go. Wouldn't you rather be watching the game while waiting for piano lessons to be done?
- Anyone who wants to save a buck. No need for additional set-top boxes. Get TV in more places in and around the home, using gadgets you already own.
WHICH ONE'S RIGHT FOR ME?
|Slingbox 350 ||Slingbox 500 |
|Watch in Full HD at 1080p resolution|
|Component/composite IN and pass-through (with shared RCA L/R audio)|
|Integrated and external IR emitters|
|Remote viewing on multiple screens (smartphones*, tablets*, PC/Mac, connected devices*)|
|No monthly fees|
|Built-in Wi-Fi (802.11n)|
|HDMI IN and OUT|
|USB 2.0 port for a USB-connected storage device|
|Video OUT/TV interface (for on-screen TV setup, personal media viewing)|
|Use My Media capabilities to watch your movies, videos and photos on your TV, tablet, smartphone or laptop|
|Blockbuster On Demand streaming movie rentals|
|Remote control (including batteries)|
*SlingPlayer® for iOS and Android devices sold separately and per device. SlingPlayer for connected Google TV devices is available through Google Spotlight. SlingPlayer for connected devices from NetGear and WD is already installed on the device.
HOW DO I HOOK UP MY SLINGBOX?
- Connect the Slingbox 350 to your set-top box or DVR with the included cables.
- Connect the Slingbox 350 to your network router.
- Set up your Slingbox at www.slingbox.com/getstarted.
Now you can watch your TV anywhere from your PC or Mac at www.slingbox.com. To watch on your smartphone or tablet, you must purchase and install SlingPlayer for your particular device.*
*Check with your mobile service provider if a data plan is required or if additional fees apply.
WHAT DEVICES CAN I CONNECT?
- Digital cable set-top box
- Satellite receiver
- DVD or Blu-ray Disc™ player/recorder
- Video security camera
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
"Not as great as I expected. I bought my first slingbox (the solo) about 10 years ago. It was such a great device then, and continues to be a great device today. I bought the 350 in order to step up to a higher quality picture. What I ended up with was a marginally improved picture, with an absolutely terrible web interface player. It's always been pretty bad, but now with the 350 I can no longer use the desktop software. It was so much better than the web based plugin, plus it seems as if I have to update the plugin every time I use it, which just takes forever. The Chrome plugin is buggy, and doesn't work well within a multi-monitor setup. When you make it full screen, you can't see your mouse cursor on the other monitor. I reported this bug months ago and Sling has yet to fix the issue. What also drives me nuts is that on the iPad player, when I'm at home, it absolutely never automatically selects the right quality. I always have to manually select it even though it's on auto mode. The player also seems to auto change the aspect of the video signal both on the web and iPad. If you compare the picture to what's on the actual TV, some pictures are perfect, and others you can tell are squished or stretched. Would I recommend this device? Yeah, especially at the price. It's just not as good as I expected."
A couple days later I got an email from Sling saying: "Your review has been moderated. It cannot be published to the web site, but... Our staff has read your review and values your contribution even though it did not meet all our website guidelines. Thanks for sharing, and we hope to publish next time!"
It didn't meet their guidelines because it's not a hugely positive review. Sling Media is attempting to make their product look better on their site than it actually is. They will obviously only publish 5 star glowing reviews. So now, I'm posting terrible reviews on every web site I can.
Thanks for being a great company, Sling. Thanks for contacting me and asking what you could do to make my experience better. Thanks for taking the time to actually fix the problems that exist in your product. Oh wait... you didn't do any of those things.
Bought this a little over a year ago. Refused to pay the 15 bucks for the iphone apps but that was ok - only needed if for outside on gameday and in our workout room. Worked great for the remainder of the '14 football season. Went to use it this past summer ('15) and was bombarded with ads. Forced me to install a plugin that disabled the ad free interface I had previously, and inserted ads at startup, and put banner ads on the right side of the screen and the bottom. Takes up a ton of space until you can get it fullscreen - which you can't do until you get past the first fullscreen ad.
I've dealt with it an co-miserated with other owners of these devices but to two things happened today. 1. I read an interview with head of the company trying to justify the new business model including the the ad insertions. Complete BS. It's not a free model. We pay hundreds for the boxes. We pay for the connection to the boxes (internet connection & cabling) we're paying for the phone and tablet apps at 15 bucks a pop which btw is just adding insult to injury after shelling out hundreds for the hardware to get this working in the first place, and if we opt for the free ones they're riddled with ads, and, we're watching the ads placed in the content by the channels we're watching.
Most importantly, this was a new addition to reduce the functionality of the product after at least a year after ownership. Imagine buying a new Audi last year, only to find out this past sunday that every time you walk out to your car to go to work, and start it, you're subjected to a thirty second ad that you cannot skip past and are forced to watch. I understand the slingbox doesn't cost 45 grand but it's a premium product that you expect to run for free after an initial outlay of cash for the hardware. That's what we were sold, simple. The insertion of ads after the fact, and forcing you to use their connectivity service instead of good old port forwarding right to your IP address is just plain greedy.
Insert cuisinart for audi if you have a huge problem with it and imagine sitting there for 30 seconds every time you want to shred some carrots.
The ad incensed me but what was worse was a few minutes ago I went to sign in to watch a few minutes at the beginning of a show and was forced to sit through a full 30 second John Hancock commercial - the one with the adult couple trying to get the old father to move in with them - that I could not skip past. Not only will I never buy another sling product - or anything that I know any member of this management team moves onto after their inevitable bankruptcy, but I'll never use any of Hancock's financial services. Seriously. I'm not exaggerating. It's all that companies seem to understand these days. I'll never buy a Chevy truck from Copeland Chevrolet during Truck Month. Whoever they are and wherever they're located, and Elle Goulding Unstaged tonight at 8pm EST on amexunstaged dot com?? No thanks - wasn't a fan anyway and it's 11:31 EST - my god - who creates your ad content??? Matter of fact it's made the decision to rip up those constant amex card pre-approval offers that come in the mail that much easier.
Yes - these are all references to ads I've seen while typing this on the other monitor
What I find hardest to believe are the positive reviews of this product and the 3+ star ratings. Even before I bought mine I could swear it had mediocre reviews dues to lack of ease of setup. I told myself I could struggle through and get it working which I did.
I read the reviews about poor performance skipping video and audio/video being out of sync. Told myself well we have 100 down 50 something up. Shouldn't be an issue. We still have consistently had choppiness issues since day one, and I swear it seems like it's gotten worse since the ads have been forced down out throats. Whether this is a function of the plugin that I was forced to install or the bandwidth used to deliver the ads, I can't say for sure, but I've tried three browsers on mac and PC and they all perform worse now with continued choppiness even with an internet connection that used to be able to run NORAD.
We also see increased playback issues with nationally televised events as opposed to local content - not always with speed and motion like games - which is counter-intuitive to claims that they only use your internet to make an initial handshake. Also doesn't make sense why I see ads every time I hover over the remote if it's only doing the initial handshake - how would it know or care to know if I'm clicking on the remote if the handshake is the only thing it's supposed to use their servers for?? Something else is going on behind the scenes that's using bandwidth or sending it out over their servers. And yes - I did just say that every time I hover over or click on the remote, a banner ad shows up on the bottom and on the right. This is happening right now in firefox 31.0 - which is the most stable browser I've found for playback so far - definitely not a slam whatsoever against Mozilla.
It's just incredibly frustrating. A company takes a product that worked perfectly well and decides to milk the loyal customers with a blatant money grab. It was bad enough that they discontinued support for older models forcing people who had bought their product to buy new ones for no reason other than they were forced to. But that was 5 or so years ago. This is 2015. I can stream my cable content to pretty much any device anywhere on the planet I travel to. DVR'd content too, which I couldn't do a year ago when I bought this particular model of slingbox. My guess is that sling sees the writing on the wall and they're trying to cash in on their existing would-be loyal customer base before finally filing for bankruptcy and laying off their workforce - using this money grab to pad some golden parachutes. I could be wrong but this is the taste I'm left with after my recent interactions with this company, their hardware and their business practices.
Beware of buying this or any sling product. I personally am concerned that I'm going to be left with a 200.00 doorstop when they finally do go out of business, shutting down whatever servers and infrastructure we're now forced to use to connect to devices that we could simply hit via IP address before. Seriously. They do not have a good track record based on leaving owners of older devices hanging with the rolllout of new viewing methods. This company should be required by law to release a direct connect viewing method for all of their devices that circumvents their infrastructure, and will work in the even of their server's in-availability should that ever take place - or for users who simply wish to connect directly to the hardware that they've already paid hundreds of dollars for and to opt out of the ad content. Which was available on earlier slingbox models. Sounds simple.
Also, no HDMI support on this box - not sure about all of them but I've read it's because they won't pay to license the HDMI standard - could be misinformed but it's what I've read all over. You'll need to run composite to your box.
Very laggy too just clicking on the virtual remote which is connected to the included IR blaster three rooms away from me via sling.
Just relaunched it and now sling's telling me I'm running low on disk space. I have 53GB remaining on a 250gb drive. I mean come on. How many resources do you need to stream video. Youtube does it all day to millions of users with almost zero issues.
Look at what's currently available to you through your internet/cable provider. You might be duplicating services at a pretty significant cost when you don't really need to.
Hope this helps!!
Setting this up was a piece of cake. I had more problems with my USB-VGA adapter (see other review) than I did setting this thing up. My cable box allows for outputting HDMI and Component at the same time so I didn't need any extra cables, it came with everything I needed.
My favorite feature besides the ability to stream my cable is the IR blaster. This couldn't have been simpler. It is a little pyramid that sits in front of your box, so you don't have to try and find where the IR receiver is, and it works every time.
Configuring the device was easy as well, it is all done through the web site and it configures it yourself. The one issue I had was with my new Comcast X1 system. You would think that when it asks what model your box is it would be accurate. Apparently the way Comcast does is they are using the same boxes for their X1 system and repacing the remote. So when you go to set up your system you need to search for Comcast X1 and not the actual model of your box.
Now you're wondering why did I give it 4 stars if everything was great. Well this box is just the start of it, and while I got it at a good price ($99) I was VERY ANNOYED that when I went to go get the iPhone app it was $15. Then if I want to get the iPad app it is another $15, then if I want to get the Android app it is another $15. So for my $99 device it would cost me $45 more to get the apps. I haven't bought them yet because I am seeing if I can get away with just using my laptop, hopefully I can.
As I started the review out, this would be a great device if they didn't try to nickel and dime you at every turn, I've heard they even charge for support, but luckily I haven't needed them yet so I can't confirm that.