Once you install the SlingPlayer for Facebook Application, you will find it in your Apps list on
the left side of your Facebook homepage.
All of the commonly used browsers will work with SlingPlayer for Facebook (provided they support the latest version of Adobe Flash) such as:
No. Although you can utilize SlingPlayer for Facebook with any browser that supports Adobe Flash, it is not supported on tablets or phones running a mobile OS (iOS, Windows RT, and so on). Some tablets may run desktop operating systems, and although we haven't tested these devices, SlingPlayer for Facebook should run in any browser that supports Flash-based streaming. In addition, we have a wide variety of solutions for your mobile devices such as SlingPlayer for Android Tablets and SlingPlayer for Android Phones.
You must be in full screen mode to zoom with SlingPlayer for
Yes! You can set SlingPlayer for Facebook to automatically play video when you launch. Follow these steps:
Some Internet security and personal firewall software may interfere with your Slingbox,
SlingPlayer or Setup Assistant.
Third-party Internet security and firewall software products, such as those made by Norton, McAfee, Kaspersky Anti-Virus or ZoneAlarm, are designed to keep your home network safe from viruses or damaging attacks. As a side effect, some Internet security software might designate the Slingbox as a 'hostile' device on your network. They may also block SlingPlayer or Setup on Slingbox.com. Please see the related article below for more information.
We do not yet have the SlingPlayer Program Guide developed for SlingPlayer for Facebook, however
you can use you provider's guide (use remote to select guide) to view options and change
You can quickly change the quality of your video by clicking the "Q" and choosing the desired
Due to the ever-changing format of Facebook, we recommend always launching the SlingPlayer for
Facebook from the Facebook Apps sidebar:
SlingPlayer for Facebook works like other SlingPlayer applications.
While streaming and not in full screen mode, press Shift+Q on your computer
keyboard to display the advanced streaming statistics window, which shows the connection type,
current bitrate, average bandwidth, firmware version number, and other
Sling Media is committed to supporting the broadest set of web platforms with our SlingPlayer
software, giving Slingbox customers access to their home TV from anywhere.
Users running Chrome OS, Firefox OS, and Windows 8 can access their Slingbox today by using the SlingPlayer app for Facebook. The Surface RT, running Windows 8 RT, is not a supported device or platform for SlingPlayer for Facebook. The Surface Pro, which runs the full (desktop OS) version of Windows 8, could use SlingPlayer for Facebook, just like any other Flash-based video streamer. We have not tested SlingPlayer for Facebook on any Windows Surface tablets.
Sling Media is always evaluating the best possible SlingPlayer experience on new platforms and encourage user feedback, suggestions, and requests.