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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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Slingbox M1 spotted trying to resurrect wireless video shifting

Slingbox M1 spotted trying to resurrect wireless video shifting

Things have been quiet from media streamers Slingbox of late, but thanks to the FCC we've got a glimpse of a new model, the Slingbox M1, which looks set to release soon. Packing WiFi connectivity in a compact footprint, the M1 will presumably continue Sling's tradition of placeshifting video, taking content you already have access to in one location, such as through a cable PVR, and squirting it elsewhere in the home or to various mobile apps.

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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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New Slingbox hardware lands at Best Buy

New Slingbox hardware lands at Best Buy

I'm unsure why exactly a company wouldn't announce new products, sending them directly to retail outlets instead. If customers don't know the new products are available the chances of them buying them would seem more unlikely. However, more than a few companies never say a word about new products, and they just turn up on store shelves. This is exactly what has happened with a pair of new Slingbox models.

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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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