So How's the Slingplayer?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by Stangs55, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. Stangs55 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 3, 2007
    The Lone Star State
    My 3G won't be here until Friday, so I can't yet answer my own question...

    While we wait on a native iPad Slingplayer App, how's the iPhone version holding up on the ipad? From what I understand, it'll just stretch the meager iPhone resolution--but how does that look? Passable?
  2. tinfai macrumors member

    Aug 27, 2008

    I've had the app on my Pad only the past couple of days. If you've used the sling app on the iPhone, it's pretty much the same on the iPad at it's native resolution. Doubling the viewing size of the iPhone app does increase the size of the noticeable pixels. It's kind of like when I hook up my sling-playing MacBook to my 42" LCD tv.
  3. xmnj macrumors member

    Jul 5, 2007
    it's watchable. I have been using it without issues, not the best picture quality, but it's good enough to watch a show or the news.
  4. thrill5one6 macrumors regular


    Mar 30, 2010
  5. nsxer007 macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2010
    watchable for sure...

    I've used mine to keep tabs on the NBA playoffs and it's worked just fine. Obviously it would be nice to have more resolution, but it's better than nothing! My framerate, etc has been fine. No buffering issues or anything like that. I'm pretty sure that stuff is wifi-network dependant anyway.... has nothing to do with being an ipad or iphone. The cool thing is I've already paid for the app for my phone so it's free to use on the ipad. I'm sure sling is gonna charge us another $30 for the HD version for the ipad.
  6. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

    Jan 26, 2008
    Works fine on the iPad here. Pretty much the same as on the iPhone.

    Just for a test, I used an AT&T mobile usb "stick" plugged into a wifi hotspot router. The slingplayer worked well on AT&T wireless. Shouldn't expect anything different from the iPad 3G.
  7. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020


    Jun 20, 2007
    It's passable, but I can't complain, I won my SlingPlayer Classic from a giveaway on a few years ago. I yanked it out of the attic, wiped off the dust, bought SlingPlayer Mobile from the App Store and gave it a whirl using my then-iPhone 3GS and my wife's iPad. Fun stuff. Can't wait to try it on my iPad+3G this Friday.

    Coincidentally, I won the Hava Titanium WiFi HD from a contest last month. While it offers HD streaming, the software is rather weak - no Mac support yet, the virtual remote tuner doesn't work in Windows Media Center, the application doesn't open full-screen when launched, and the iPhone app they have crashes on the iPad. I contacted Monsoon Multimedia (their new name) and it appears that they're in the middle of a relaunch with their product line named Vulcano, so it will be "a month or two" before an iPad-compatible version or update to the current version is released.

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