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Which SlingPlayer software works with my Slingbox?

Confused about which versions of the SlingPlayer software work with your Slingbox? Here's a helpful guide to compatibility.

  Slingbox M1 Slingbox 500/350 Slingbox PRO-HD Slingbox SOLO Slingbox 120 Slingbox PRO Slingbox Classic
Watch on
Slingbox.com
M1/M2* 500 or 350** PRO-HD SOLO 120 PRO Legacy
Slingboxes
Windows 7,
8.x (Desktop Mode) or 10
Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
OS X 10.11.x
or later
Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark N/A
 
SlingPlayer M1/M2* 500 or 350 PRO-HD SOLO 120 PRO Legacy
Slingboxes
Desktop Checkmark N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R
Chromecast Checkmark Checkmark N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Apple TV 1 Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark N/A N/A N/A
Fire TV Checkmark Checkmark N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Facebook N/A Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark N/A N/A N/A
Embedded N/A Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark N/A N/A N/A
iPad 2 Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark N/A N/A
iPhone and iPod touch 3 Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark N/R N/R
Kindle Fire 4 Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark N/R N/R
Android Phones Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark N/R N/R
Android Tablets Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark N/A N/A
Windows 8.x Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark N/R N/A N/A
Windows Phone 5 Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark N/A N/A
Older SlingPlayer software6 N/R N/R Checkmark Checkmark N/R Checkmark Checkmark
 
SlingPlayer Bandwidth
Recommendations
M1/M2 500 or 350 PRO-HD SOLO 120 PRO Legacy
Slingboxes
HD streaming ± 2 Mbps
(or higher)
2 Mbps
(or higher)
1.5 Mbps
(or higher)
 ±  †   ±  † 
SD streaming 600 Kbps
(or higher)
600 Kbps
(or higher)
384 Kbps
(or higher)
384 Kbps
(or higher)
384 Kbps
(or higher)
384 Kbps
(or higher)
384 Kbps
(or higher)
Mobile streaming 250 Kbps
(or higher)
250 Kbps
(or higher)
150 Kbps
(or higher)
150 Kbps
(or higher)
150 Kbps
(or higher)
150 Kbps
(or higher)
150 Kbps
(or higher)
Note that if these minimums don't provide the viewing experience that you want, your setup might require more network bandwidth or computing power.

N/A = Not Available. These Slingbox models do not work with this version of SlingPlayer at all.

N/R = Not Recommended. This version of SlingPlayer is not recommended for use with the Slingbox indicated, even if it has worked properly in the past or seems to work properly now.

SlingPlayer for Facebook works in any browser, provided it has the latest version of Flash installed.

1 See the article linked below, How to watch your Slingbox on a TV, for more details.

2 All iPad models are supported, except the iPad 1. SlingPlayer for iPad version 3.x requires iOS 7, but the iPad 1 only supports iOS 5.1.1 or lower. SlingPlayer Free for iPad version 3.x requires iOS 8 or later. However, if you purchased SlingPlayer 2.x previous to November 18, 2013, you still have access to it in the App Store.

3 All iPhone models are supported, except the iPhone 3GS and earlier and the iPod touch fourth generation and earlier. The latest version of SlingPlayer for iPhone requires iOS 7, but these models only support earlier versions of iOS. SlingPlayer Free for iPhone requires iOS 8 or later. However, if you purchased SlingPlayer previous to July 16, 2014, you still have access to it in the App Store.

4 All current Kindle Fire models (including the Kindle Fire HD and HDX) are fully supported.

5 Slingbox M1/M2 streaming requires Windows Phone 8 as the minimum OS version.

6 This does not apply to older versions of SlingPlayer for Connected Devices. See the article linked below instead, Slingbox models compatible with SlingPlayer for Connected Devices.

* Slingbox M2 uses Slingplayer for Desktop for setup only, and Watch on Slingbox.com for viewing TV. The Slingbox M1 uses Slingplayer for Desktop for BOTH setup and viewing TV.

** You can only set up your Slingbox 350 or Slingbox 500 using IE or Firefox on Windows, or Safari or Firefox on Mac OS X.

± These Slingbox models can accept high-definition (HD) connections, but only the Slingbox M1/M2, Slingbox 500, Slingbox 350, and Slingbox PRO-HD models can stream in HD.

†  These models do not accept high-definition (HD) connections, and therefore do not stream in HD.