SlingPlayer Mobile 1.1 Appears in App Store

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Several readers have informed us that SlingPlayer Mobile 1.1 [App Store, $29.99] has appeared in the App Store. As we profiled last week, the update adds several new features, including support for 16x9 widescreen video and remote control integration with DISH Network.
    Unfortunately, SlingPlayer Mobile still only allows streaming over Wi-Fi, maintaining a limitation imposed on the initial version at the request of AT&T, which feared that allowing such uses on its 3G network would lead to congestion and service disruptions.

    Article Link: SlingPlayer Mobile 1.1 Appears in App Store
  2. dbell macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2007
    Everything but the one thing everyone wants. Great jorb!
  3. djinn macrumors 68000


    Oct 4, 2003
    Don't blame Dish Network/Sling, blame the network.
  4. IBradMac macrumors 68000


    Jun 27, 2008
  5. scirica macrumors 68020


    May 13, 2008
    Dallas, TX
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A400 Safari/528.16)

    So far the update looks really good. Nice to have the full screen utilized!
  6. djinn macrumors 68000


    Oct 4, 2003
    You didn't hear? You can only send MMS only over Wi-Fi. :p
  7. spaceballl macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2003
    San Francisco, CA
    Hopefully this fixes my connection issues - I can connect to my slingbox no problem w/ the desktop client - nothing but problems when I try w/ my iPhone client - so annoying...
  8. spaceballl macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2003
    San Francisco, CA
    Grrr... updated to 1.1. My desktop client streams no problem! And my iphone client... says it can't connect. Well done, Sling!
  9. severe macrumors 6502a

    May 23, 2007

    Read about lack of gesture control in the Customer Reviews.

    Updated to 1.1 and ct2000 set me straight.
  10. ct2000 macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2006
    check your settings it now a toggle on/off for channel swipe and fav's swipe
  11. severe macrumors 6502a

    May 23, 2007
  12. DavePurz macrumors member

    Feb 22, 2008
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Is this latest update compatible with the original "Classic" Slingbox?

    The 1.0 version requires you to buy a new box and that ain't gonna' happen!
  13. ipoppy macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2006
    Have you enable 5100 port for streaming outside your network?
  14. dizzyp macrumors newbie

    Aug 21, 2009
    Dish Network VIP722

    Does anyone know, now with dish network integration in this version, do you still need a slingbox for this app, or will it work directly with Dish Network box (VIP722) that has "sling" integration?
  15. lsbuffs macrumors regular

    Feb 5, 2009
    I was having a similar issue. Would sometimes take 4-5 login in attempts before the streaming would start (would just sit at 'connecting') Based on some limited testing, so far (knock on wood) I haven't experienced that problem with 1.1.
  16. shiseiryu1 macrumors 6502

    Sep 30, 2007
    Feature Request...

    I want external video out as a feature in the next release so I can watch TV using my Myvu glasses! :)
  17. Blue Fox macrumors 6502a

    Blue Fox

    Apr 13, 2009
    I'd rather SlingBox users not cause the rest of us to have cell network issues because they want to watch TV everywhere they go. And it's not just AT&T, Verizon and other networks would have the same issues/restrictions.
  18. blizaine macrumors 6502


    Sep 17, 2003
    I'd like to know the same thing. I've got the VIP722 also, but no Slingbox (yet).
  19. coolbreeze macrumors 65816

    Jan 20, 2003
    Works great for me. My Dish ViP722 is much easier to control now!
  20. Boomchukalaka macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2009
    What a crock!!

    My brother bought Slingbox Mobile for his Blackberry Bold and it works great. His network: AT&T

    AT&T is pathetic.

    Please, please, please Apple, listen to your customer base and open up your devices to other networks. Let the people decide who they want to support with their hard earned cash and let free market competition settle this.
  21. mgamber macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2008
    1.0 did no such thing, nor was "required" ever stated by Sling Media. The original box isn't supported but it does work. Works in 1.1, worked in 1.0.
  22. dizzyp macrumors newbie

    Aug 21, 2009
    Do you have a slingbox connected to your VIP772 or are you able to access the VIP directly without a sling box?
  23. bossxii macrumors 68000

    Nov 9, 2008
    Kansas City
    If AT&T as well as the rest of the US based carriers would keep up with the rest of the world with 4g or at least faster 3g vs sucking up the profits while keeping just enough bandwidth open to not piss everyone off, none of this would even be an issue. MMS, Tethering, Slingplayer, Orb, Pandora etc..

    iPhone users are stuck and AT&T knows it so they just drag ass because they know most of the people are not going to switch. Bandwidth isn't the issue, they have the spectrum to make it, they clearly have the subscriber base paying them 30 a month for data they barely use. They need to step up and join the rest of the world. They are finally looking to roll out 7.2 mb service... welcome to 2008 AT&T wohoo!
  24. severe macrumors 6502a

    May 23, 2007
    Agreed. I can speak for myself and many others. I've used an average of roughly 300MB of data transfer per month, for the past 2 years, and I'm still limited to what applications can be used on their network. It's incredible.

    So much for "unlimited data".
  25. chriszzz macrumors 6502

    Oct 29, 2008
    Well to put it bluntly, I don't really care.

    I pay for unlimited data and I want to use it. If AT&T can't handle it, thats their problem, not mine.

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