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Old May 13, 2009, 06:46 AM   #1
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Slingbox ID--HELP?!?

I need help with the new slingbox app. I can't log in b/c I can't find my slingbox id.
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Old May 13, 2009, 09:14 AM   #2
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Log into your desktop Sling Player software and you'll find the Slingbox ID there. The iPhone app even has instructions on how to locate your ID.
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Old May 13, 2009, 10:27 AM   #3
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Its usually your email address.
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Old May 13, 2009, 12:38 PM   #4
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Its usually your email address.
I was assuming the OP meant the actual Slingbox ID, not the Sling account ID?
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Old May 13, 2009, 05:18 PM   #5
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Log into your desktop Sling Player software and you'll find the Slingbox ID there. The iPhone app even has instructions on how to locate your ID.
I didn't realize there was desktop software. I just downloaded the app from the app store. Where do I get the desktop software?
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Old May 14, 2009, 06:45 AM   #6
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How did you ever watch your Slingbox without software?

You get it at slingmedia.com. Do you even have a Slingbox? Sure doesn't sound like it.
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How did you ever watch your Slingbox without software?

You get it at slingmedia.com. Do you even have a Slingbox? Sure doesn't sound like it.
You're right. I've never had slingbox. I just got it for my iPhone. I've never used it before. Do I still need to download software off the Internet or just the app from the app store? I can't find my id bc I've never had one.
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You need actual hardware, do you have that? Slingbox devices start at about $150.

I don't think you can configure a Slingbox without desktop software first. Just follow the instructions that came with the device.
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Old May 14, 2009, 06:42 PM   #9
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You're right. I've never had slingbox. I just got it for my iPhone. I've never used it before. Do I still need to download software off the Internet or just the app from the app store? I can't find my id bc I've never had one.
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Old May 14, 2009, 11:36 PM   #10
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ill pay someone $5 a month if they share their slingbox id with me so i can use it on my iphone if i buy the app

email me at arsenal707@me.com if interested
we can talk
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Old May 15, 2009, 06:55 AM   #11
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I don't think anyone's going to take $5 to allow you to have complete control over their TV. Plus if you're Slinging it, then they can't (at the same time).
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You need a slingbox to use the slingbox app, isn't the description pretty clear?

http://www.slingmedia.com/go/slingbox-solo-purchase
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Old May 19, 2009, 04:15 AM   #13
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fine how about $10/month until i get my own slingbox and ill only use it when not in use
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Old May 19, 2009, 04:51 AM   #14
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fine how about $10/month until i get my own slingbox and ill only use it when not in use
$10 a month still doesn't seem worth it to me.
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Old May 19, 2009, 09:34 AM   #15
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I figured out last week that I needed to download the desktop software along with the iphone app from the app store. I'm new to slingbox so I didn't realize I needed the desktop software to use the iphone app. On a side note, I love the application and can see myself using it a lot when I travel (airports, hotels, etc).
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I figured out last week that I needed to download the desktop software along with the iphone app from the app store. I'm new to slingbox so I didn't realize I needed the desktop software to use the iphone app. On a side note, I love the application and can see myself using it a lot when I travel (airports, hotels, etc).
Umm, just to make sure you (and others) understand, you need hardware, along with the iphone app. The iPhone app connects to the hardware that you buy. You plug in the slingbox ..err... box to the tv/cable box/tivo/etc and connect the slingbox to the internet. You use the desktop software to configure the settings of the hardware that you need to have. Not trying to be condescending, but I'm trying to prevent people from paying $30 and then not getting what they expected.
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ill pay someone $15 if they let me use their ID for a month
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Old May 19, 2009, 09:04 PM   #18
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Umm, just to make sure you (and others) understand, you need hardware, along with the iphone app. The iPhone app connects to the hardware that you buy. You plug in the slingbox ..err... box to the tv/cable box/tivo/etc and connect the slingbox to the internet. You use the desktop software to configure the settings of the hardware that you need to have. Not trying to be condescending, but I'm trying to prevent people from paying $30 and then not getting what they expected.
Yes, I understand I need the hardware. I have it and am successfully running slingbox on my iPhone. I thought I only needed the hardware and iPhone app. I later realized I also needed the desktop software.
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