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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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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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