So you've got one of those new-fangled Windows Phone 7 devices, yes? How would you like to control your TV from that device? Now, when connected to a Slingbox SOLO of Slingbox PRO-HD via the Internet, you can watch and control your TV easily with SlingPlayer Mobile software. Owners of Slingbox devices can now connect to them via their WP7 phone (or a variety of other phones, if you were wondering), allowing them to change channels, control their DVRs, and watch their favorite shows just so long as they've got a 3G or Wifi internet connection.
You can pick one of these apps up at your local wireless marketplace, available now for $29.99 (US), £22.99 (UK), €21.10 plus local VAT (Europe), and CN$31.99 (Canada) from the Windows Marketplace. You can also access this app via Microsoft's webpage, it being able to be purchased, downloaded, and installed in minutes. English only at the moment, other languages soon to come. Read the full press release below:
Sling Media Announces Availability of SlingPlayer Mobile for Windows Phone 7
Sling Media Featured as Microsoft Launch App Partner
Foster City, Calif. — Nov. 9, 2010— Sling Media, Inc., a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), today announced the availability of SlingPlayer Mobile™ for Windows Phone 7. As a Microsoft Launch App Partner, Sling Media is making the new SlingPlayer Mobile software available for purchase and download from the Windows Marketplace on the same day as North American mobile carriers introduce the new handsets in their retail stores.
“The big story about SlingPlayer Mobile on Windows Phone 7 is the quality of the user experience,” said John M. Paul, executive vice president of Products at Sling Media. “From the fully revamped user interface to the clear, sharp video images, customers are going to thoroughly enjoy watching TV on their Windows Phone 7 handsets.”
How it Works
When connected to a Slingbox SOLO or Slingbox PRO-HD via the Internet, the award-winning SlingPlayer Mobile software makes it easy to watch your home TV on a variety of handsets. Now Slingbox® owners with Windows Phone 7 devices can change channels, control their DVRs and watch their favorite shows anywhere they have a 3G or Wi-Fi internet connection. Pricing and Availability
SlingPlayer Mobile for Windows Phone 7 is available now for $29.99 (US), £22.99 (UK), €21.10 plus local VAT (Europe), and CN$31.99 (Canada) from the Windows Marketplace, accessible on any Windows Phone 7 handset or via the internet at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsphone/en-us/apps/default.aspx. SlingPlayer Mobile for Windows Phone 7 can be purchased, downloaded and installed in minutes. Initially, the software will be available only in English, with other languages to follow soon.