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Sling update brings live TV to Chromecast

Sling update brings live TV to Chromecast

If you’ve got a Chromecast, we’ve got great news for you. In what really is a bit of a workaround, Chromecast is getting TV, even live stuff. Sling TV, which takes TV content and re-directs it just about anywhere, has updated their app for Android, iPhone, and iPad to allow for Chromecast streaming.

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Slingbox M1 Official – The return of Sling Player App on Desktop

Slingbox M1 Official – The return of Sling Player App on Desktop

I have been a Slingbox user since 2006 and still use it to stream my DVR content to all of my mobile devices. For those who are not familiar with Slingbox, it is a device that streams any video source to your phone, desktop, or tablet remotely. We spotted the new Slingbox recently; courtesy of FCC, and today Sling Media has made it official with the Slingbox M1. Priced at $149, it is cheaper than the older Slingbox 350, which was priced at $179 MSRP.

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SlingPlayer software updated to 3.0 with Roku channel connection

SlingPlayer software updated to 3.0 with Roku channel connection

The folks at Sling Media have let it be known today that they're ready to give the full SlingPlayer family a boost in the software world. The two bits that'll get this update straight away are SlingPlayer 3.0 for the likes of the iPad and Android devices and the Roku channel SlingPlayer right out the box. These updates bring on full integration with a new second-screen application for both first and second-screens.

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Broadcom signs Myriad and Sling deals for Android, streaming TV everywhere

Broadcom signs Myriad and Sling deals for Android, streaming TV everywhere

The folks at Broadcom have dropped a couple of silent bombs this week in announcements of deals with both SlingBox's EchoStar and with Myriad for their Alien Vue solution, these deals resulting ultimately in two things: a chip made by Myriad that allows for TV Everywhere NOT just limited to wi-fi in your own home and Android apps on your TV set-top box! With their deal with Sling, they're set to create their upcoming BCM7425 SoC (or chip, if you prefer) with embedded Sling place-shifting technology. With Myriad Alien Vue, Broadcom will be supporting Android apps on the set-top boxes which they power.

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SlingPlayer for Logitech Revue Google TV STB officially released

SlingPlayer for Logitech Revue Google TV STB officially released

Sling has released SlingPlayer for the Logitech Revue, allowing all owners of the Google TV set-top box to access its media streaming app and placeshift content locally or remotely. Announced back in July - and opened up for a closed beta at the same time - the app requires a Slingbox SOLO or Slingbox PRO-HD as well as a minimum of a 600 Kbps connection if you're content with standard definition video.

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SlingPlayer for Boxee Box revealed

SlingPlayer for Boxee Box revealed

Sling has launched a new streaming app, SlingPlayer for Boxee Box, pulling in content place-shifted from your Slingbox directly to the compact STB. As with the existing SlingPlayer apps for mobile devices and tablets, along with the SlingPlayer for Facebook app released last week, the new option allows for remote control of an SD or HD video source - including setting and playing back DVR recordings - as well as streaming live TV.

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EchoStar SlingLoaded HDS-600RS hands-on [Video]

EchoStar SlingLoaded HDS-600RS hands-on [Video]

How smart can a set-top box get? If EchoStar are behind it then the answer is pretty darn smart indeed; the company's new DVR, the EchoStar SlingLoaded HDS-600RS, pulls together not only live TV recording and time-shifting but media shifting using Slingbox technology. Initially intended for the UK freesat+ system, the HDS-600RS promises to push live and recorded content to your iPad, laptop and smartphone whether you're at home or on the move. SlashGear caught up with the EchoStar team to find out more.

Video demo after the cut

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