apple tv + slingbox =???

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by antok86, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

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    will the current gen apple tv allow you to view your slingbox?
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    Not as far as I know. The slingplayer iOS app uses a different video format which I don't think will work with Airplay.

    Someone who knows better, please tell me I'm wrong, I'd love to get slingbox up on my Apple TV.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    I'm really hoping to be able access my slingbox via atv.

    I think (hope) one of two things happens- either an iOS update in the future will enable downloading of apps onto atv. One big issue here, at least as I understand it, is that the atv has limited on board storage- which is intended for buffering. Perhaps a v.2 version will have more memory.

    The alternative is an updated version of the iphones/ipads slingplayer app that supports video over airplay. Given Slings track record with prior updates, if this is even possible (no system/OS constraints etc.), we could expect and update in 2015.
     
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    Uofmtiger

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    Eyetv has the ability to do it now, so I would expect that it is possible for Sling. As was mentioned, Sling is terribly slow to add updates, so it could be a while before we see it.
     
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    TheBaconKing

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    And when they do finally update they require you to buy the latest slingbox to use the apps..
     

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