Sling Media announced the availability of SlingPlayer for Android-powered tablets, as long as they run on the Android 3.x Honeycomb operating system and considering how Honeycomb is the tablet-centric version of the tablet operating system, while there is still a remnant of tablets which are powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread out there. Features on the new Android 3.0 application include a newly designed and revamped program guide, which makes it easier to browse content while watching TV, changeing channels and control your DVR devices………………….
Sling Media Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation announced the availability of SlingPlayer for tablets running versions 3.0 or later of the Android operating system. Available for purchase on the Android Market, the application lets Slingbox owners extend their living room TV experience to their tablets and takes advantage of the higher performance, screen resolutions and video quality the latest Android devices can deliver. New to this release of SlingPlayer is a revamped program guide that makes it easy to browse content choices while continuing to watch TV. Familiar custom on-screen remote controls closely mimic the same experience the user has from the couch at home. “A Slingbox is the perfect accessory to an Android tablet,” said Raghu Tarra, senior vice president and general manager at Sling Media. “When combined with SlingPlayer, now anyone with an Android device can enjoy a beautiful, personalized TV experience anywhere in the world.” When connected to a Slingbox SOLO or PRO-HD, the award-winning SlingPlayer software makes it easy to watch your home TV on your Android tablet running Android version 3.0 or later. Now Slingbox owners with Android tablets can change channels, control their DVRs and watch their favorite shows anywhere they have an Internet connection. They never have to miss another show or game, no matter where they are. SlingPlayer for Android Tablets is now available for U.S. $29.99, JPY ¥2600, UK GBP £20.99 and Euro €23.99 from the Android Market. The application can be purchased, downloaded and installed in minutes. The SlingPlayer application for Android Phones will continue to work in Compatibility Mode on tablets at no extra charge. The Android Phone version of the application streams from all Slingboxes, but not at the higher quality resolutions available on tablet devices. To learn more, visit www.slingbox.com.