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Why we started Sling Media

Technology is a beautiful thing. Except when you're on the road and missing your teams play. You don't want to read the tweets about the scores; you want to cheer at the plays. In real time. The desire to watch sports internationally was one of the inspirations for developing Slingbox. So you can keep up with every team from the World Series to the Super Bowl and every game in between, live or pre-recorded programs, kids' shows, your guilty-pleasure shows, and live hometown news while you're traveling. All with Slingbox.

How Slingbox works

Your Slingbox connects to your home network (via WiFi or Ethernet) and sits between your cable or satellite services set-top box and your TV. The TV signal comes from your set-top box and your Slingbox slings your TV programming to any of your devices, anywhere in the world. You can even watch or control your DVR. Or even use a streamer to watch your TV on a second television. Get the most value from your cable or satellite subscription with a Slingbox.

How to use your Slingbox

We believe that if something is designed perfectly, then it shouldn't need instructions on how to use it. Instructions: Connect your Slingbox device at home. That's it!
But we're going to write another sentence here so you know that once you’re connected at home, you can watch live and pre-recorded programs, sports, documentaries, comedies, tragedies, (also known as: the news), from any device, in any location – on your laptop in the living room, your tablet in Turkey, or your mobile phone in the ...oops... toilet.

Ways to use Slingbox

Our customers are a clever bunch. They use Slingbox to watch shows live while they're overseas, even to connect friends and family across the globe to news and entertainment. Slingbox is perfect for:

Sports fans and info junkies: Not only can you watch the MLB, NFL, and NHL on your phone and tablet, Slingbox even grants instant access to live sporting events without blackouts (including international sports). And for all you newsies out there, you can access local news overseas, or catch national news as it's breaking.

TV lovers: Want to watch "Housewives" live? Feel like re-watching "Revenge"? How about your kids' shows? We've got one word for you: Yep. Slingbox adds discovery tools to your TV screen or mobile device so you can watch what you want, when you want it and where.

Frequent travelers or expats: They say that waiting is the hardest part. Not with Slingbox. Enjoy countless hours of your shows while waiting in the comfort of your local DMV. And, while gazing at the stars is great, there’s not a single karate chop or car chase in the sky; pop the tent and access your shows while you're camping. All you need is an Internet connection. No VPN, no geo-blocking, no hassle. No streaming service or app can do that.

College students or snowbirds: Save your allowance for red plastic cups and startup funds. With Slingbox, there's no need to pay for another cable or satellite subscription. Simply use your laptop or mobile device, Apple TV, or Fire TV to connect to the Slingbox at home. Dude.

Military personnel: Yes, we entertain the troops, too. Wherever you are deployed, when you get a pang of homesickness, stay connected to what's going on at home with Slingbox.

Moms and dads: It isn't that you don't enjoy Junior's tuba practice; it's just that you'd rather re-watch "Scandal" while the band plays on. Is that so wrong? No. No, it isn't. Slingbox can also help you keep the kids entertained on that long road trip to the in-laws.