SlingPlayer Mobile 1.1 to Bring DISH Remote Access, Widescreen Viewing

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    SlingPlayer Mobile, the iPhone app that allows users to control and watch video from a home TV or media storage device on their iPhone or iPod touch, has submitted an update to the App Store that adds widescreen viewing, support for DISH Network satellite TV, an updated interface and more according to jkOnTheRun.


    SlingPlayer Mobile first became available in the App Store in May and its most notable limitation has been its inability to stream video over a 3G or EDGE cellular data connection, requiring a Wi-Fi network. AT&T had stated at the time that SlingPlayer Mobile would not be permitted to use its network because it could "create congestion and potentially prevent other customers from using the network." The upcoming update to version 1.1 maintains this Wi-Fi-only limitation.

    Boy Genius Report states that SlingMedia has also submitted a version of the SlingPlayer Mobile app for approval that includes support for streaming over a 3G network, though this will be for use outside of the U.S. only.

    The 1.1 update will be capable of showing 16 x 9 video to fill the entire screen of an iPhone or iPod touch. Additionally, the remote control interface has been updated and overall speed and response times have been improved. The added DISH Network support allows the app to connect directly to DISH hardware and pull guide information that can be easily searched within the app.

    SlingPlayer Mobile 1.1 will be available in the App Store after it receives approval from Apple. The current version can be found here (link opens iTunes) and is priced at $29.99.

    Article Link: SlingPlayer Mobile 1.1 to Bring DISH Remote Access, Widescreen Viewing
  2. JMax1 macrumors 6502


    Oct 17, 2006
    Harlem, NY
    I wonder, if I could potentially make a friend who is outside the U.S. to get it for me... either I could mail my phone to him/her, he/she could get the app, load it onto my phone, and I could bring it back here. Would AT&T know that my bandwidth is being used by slingbox? or just that i'm using an abnormally high amount of bandwidth.
  3. Arcady macrumors 6502


    May 24, 2002
    Lexington, KY
    WiFi-only and the high price will keep this off my iPhone, even though I was waiting to get it for months.
  4. Lara F macrumors 6502a

    May 5, 2005
    Montreal, Quebec
    My main concern is whether this new update might no longer be functional with the Slingbox AV.

    I'm jailbroken so the 3G issue is moot, but it would be interesting to see if an app purchased from another country's iTunes store (say using a gift certificate) would be functional in the US. Would there be geotagging over 3G?
  5. bytethese macrumors 68030


    Jun 20, 2007
    Cranford, NJ
    If the new version works fine with 3G-WiFi spoofers, I might just have to get a Slingbox. With a 20Mbps upload, the available video quality I'd get should be amazing! bring my laptop? Watch TV. Bored at school? Watch TV. Bored somewhere that I have a signal? Watch TV. Niiiice.
  6. Los Royers macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2008
    Works while tethering

    The odd that sling player wont work on the iphone over 3g, but it will work on computer while it tethers the 3g connection. I was able to load up the computer sling player up and run that off of 3g.
  7. macduke macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    Anything will use the Internet when tethering over 3g because your mac thinks it is an Ethernet port. 3g tethering is also not officially supported on AT&T. The 3g limitation on Slingbox is artificial and limited in the software on the iPhone only.

    Isn't there a way to buy iTunes cards from foreign countries and use those to purchase apps from different countries? I thought I heard some Europeans in here once talking about doing that with U.S. only apps.
  8. 3goldens macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
    The worst decision ever made by ATT & APPLE

    I made the mistake of buying this despite knowing about this limitation.

    It is just unfair to allow all windows devices AND blackberry devices stream and not the iphone.

    It is complete BULL and I am surprised they have got away with it for as long as they have.
  9. KidStallyn macrumors 6502


    Mar 6, 2008
    Psssst....jailbreak your iPhone. works great!
  10. ipoppy macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2006
    I wouldn't hope for this. If they submit this app over 3G Apple will make sure that it will stay in country of choice etc. There will not be other way around. Don't mistake Apple with Windows, the company of organized chaos.
    I don't want look like moaning t**t but I don't see any chances for 3G version of app to be approved anyway. Come on guys!!! Networks like O2 in UK is very happy with current circumstances; they don't want waste more bandwidth for app which had been rumored already. AT&T got blamed then and O2 will make it look like it again.
    Other networks will follow of course.
  11. ipoppy macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2006
    Yea, it was worth it ;)
  12. COBRASVT macrumors regular

    Aug 26, 2008
    I can see At&T's point. I can barely keep a phone call on their network! :mad:

    Glad I'm jail broken though...I'll have this and I'll stream it over 3G! :D
  13. Scooterman1 macrumors 6502a


    May 15, 2008
    Houston, Tx
    It would be kind of nice if AT&T Uverse could do this.
  14. TripHop macrumors regular


    Mar 18, 2009
    Ignorant User Wants To Know

    Would someone care to point those of us who are ignorant to where we can learn how Jailbreaking the iPhone leads to 3G streaming for wi-fi streaming only applications? I don't understand.

    Thanks in advance for your help.
  15. severe macrumors 6502a

    May 23, 2007
    This information can be easily obtained through a simple Google search, TripHop.

    There are also many threads: WiFi spoofing apps?
  16. aristotle macrumors 68000


    Mar 13, 2007
    Pssst... jailbreaking your phone might result in your Phone spoofing someone other phone's IMEI which could result in notifications and other features not working properly.

    I had jailbroken my iPod Touch in the past and a previous iPhone 3G that I used to own but these day's it is not worth it for me to risk the stability of my iPhone 3GS.
  17. severe macrumors 6502a

    May 23, 2007
    Pssst... stepping outside could result in one being struck by a car.
  18. ipoppy macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2006
    Ha Ha. Love that:D:D:D
  19. Pared macrumors 65816

    Oct 19, 2007
  20. coolbreeze macrumors 68000

    Jan 20, 2003
    As a Dish customer and Slingbox owner, this intrigues me. Bummed about WiFi only...have been forever....but I may just Jailbreak. That would make the app worth $29.
  21. Papafocker macrumors newbie

    May 13, 2009
    This is great news, for myself in Scotland, if the update allows 3g.
    Been waiting, like the rest of the planet, for this. Hopefully Apple don't
  22. interinmente macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2008
    Slingplayer 1.1... where?

    I have an Italian account on iTunes, but slingplayer is not yet available. Also I don`t know is Sling will sell also in Italy the slingplayer App 1.1 because the slingbox is NOT officially sold here, but we have to order it in England where the Slingplayer for iPhone is sold. But of course if we don`t have a UK account we cannot buy it. Let`s see what does it mean "other countries". UK only, maybe?
    Anyway jailbroken the iPhone you can also stream Slingplayer over 3G right now.
    How? Look here!!

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