As promised earlier this month, Sling Media has released its SlingPlayer Mobile app for the iPad. The app just hit the App Store a few moments ago and is priced at $29.99. The app allows owners of a compatible Slingbox device to watch and control TV content at home on an iPad anywhere.
When connected over 3G or Wi-Fi to a Slingbox SOLO or PRO-HD (Slingboxes* sold separately), you can play anything you can see on your home TV on your iPad. View and control video sources such as:
- Cable set-top box and DVR
- Satellite set-top box and DVR
- Telco / IPTV set-top box and DVR
- Basic Cable
- Digital Over-the-Air broadcasts (Slingbox Pro-HD only)
- Apple TV
- Home security cameras
The app’s description specifies that this app will only work with the Slingbox SOLO and Slingbox PRO-HD devices.
As we expected, Sling Media created a separate app for the iPad instead of converting the existing SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone app into a universal one. If you have both an iPad and iPhone and want to be able to make use of your Slingbox on both devices, you’ll need to pony up $29.99 for each version.