Enhanced My Media now available on Slingbox® 500

Sling Media also Announces SlingPlayer Mobile AirPlay Support

As part of a just-released firmware and software client update, Slingbox 500 customers will see enhanced My Media features including the ability to access personal photos and videos stored on a USB drive attached to the Slingbox 500 through the SlingPlayer client software-first on PC/Mac, iPhone and coming soon to iPad, Android tablets and smartphones. Therefore, customers who have videos and photos stored on a hard drive at home can access the files remotely wherever they happen to be.

SlingPlayer for Web has also been updated with the following features:

Support for Microsoft Windows 8.1 and IE 11
Support for Apple OS X Mavericks and Safari 7

In addition, Sling Media is pleased to formally announce AirPlay support for SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone and iPad. This feature gives Apple TV customers the ability to watch their home TV on a second TV inside the home (without needing an additional set top box) or on a remote TV. Slingbox 500, Slingbox 350, Slingbox PRO-HD and Slingbox SOLO customers can take advantage of this fully updated and supported feature.

Pioneers of “TV Anywhere” technology, Sling Media provides video delivery products for retail customers and television service providers. Its retail products – the Slingbox 500 and Slingbox 350 – deliver live and on-demand access to all of your favorite TV shows, sporting events, recorded programming and premium content on your mobile device of choice in up to Full HD 1080p resolution, with no additional subscription fees required.

The Slingbox is perfect for sports fans, technophiles, frequent travelers or anyone who wants to view their entire channel lineup via their PC/Mac, tablet, smartphone and now Apple TV. In addition, Slingbox 500 customers can access their personal photos and videos stored at home, anywhere using SlingPlayer software on their favorite devices.

The suggested retail price for the Slingbox 500 and Slingbox 350 is $299.99 and $179.99. Both can be purchased in the U.S. and Canada at slingbox.com as well as leading retailers including Best Buy, Amazon.com and other independent retailers.

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