With the proliferation of TV streaming services, consumers are finding new ways to watch TV but are confused by the many options in this highly-fragmented market. Only Slingbox delivers your entire living room TV experience regardless of where you are without requiring additional subscription fees. Sports fans can watch their hometown teams’ live games from another room in the house on a tablet, or in another country as the action happens. Frequent travelers can keep up with their favorite shows or local news. Busy parents can catch up on recorded shows while waiting for their kids to finish practice or while enjoying what little downtime they have throughout the day. Slingbox makes it easy for consumers to watch their favorite shows on the go, using the portable devices they already own and love.
How They Work
The Slingbox 500 features built-in Wi-Fi and integrated IR emitters for controlling a set-top box. It has HDMI and component, as well as composite, inputs/outputs. This makes set-up anywhere in the home clean, simple and straightforward.
The Slingbox 500 is the foundation of a growing set of features for Slingbox customers. The hardware platform not only has the ability to placeshift content, making a live content stream available anywhere, but can also receive content and display it on the TV. The first example of this is SlingProjector®. SlingProjector makes it easy for anyone to wirelessly display their personal media, such as photos, from their smartphone onto the big screen. Look to Sling Media to provide Slingbox 500 customers with other exciting ways to display content on their television screens in the coming months.
The Slingbox 350 offers Sling Media’s highest quality, proven “TV Anywhere” technology at a cost-effective price. The Slingbox 350 features 1080p, HD-quality streaming on compatible devices, making it a value leader. The sleek, industrial design combined with integrated IR emitters makes it a compact, unique and easy-to-use addition to any home entertainment center.
In conjunction with the introduction of these two new Slingbox products, Sling Media is also rolling out new SlingPlayer® software clients across its desktop and mobile platforms. In addition, SlingPlayer software for iOS, Android and Windows Phone is now on sale for $14.99, a savings of 50 percent, as part of a special launch offer.
To learn more about these two new products and other Slingbox hardware and SlingPlayer software, visit www.slingbox.com.
Pricing and Availability
Slingbox 500 and Slingbox 350 will go on sale in the U.S. on Sunday, October 14, and will be available in Canada in November. Both models can be purchased at www.slingbox.com, Best Buy (online and in stores), Amazon.com and other independent retailers. In the U.S., Slingbox 500 is $299.99 MSRP and Slingbox 350 is $179.99 MSRP. Canadian prices will be adjusted to exchange rates.