Android users will soon be able to stream media from their SlingBoxes to their smartphones via both Wi-Fi and 3G, thanks to the new SlingPlayer app to be released by Sling this summer.
The company was showing off the app at the recent GDGT Live event in Austin, and confirmed that it will be available sometime this summer, and support streaming over both 3G and WiFi — yes, even Friends streaming. Head on past the break for a quick demo video.
It’s pretty hard to make out in androidandme’s video below, but Sling are showing the client running on both a Google Nexus One and a Motorola DROID. According to the company rep, the UI for the app hasn’t been completely finished, but it’s expected to resemble the interface on their iPhone version.
No word on how much the SlingPlayer for Android app will cost, though the iPhone, Windows Phone, Symbian and BlackBerry are all priced at $29.99.