SlingPlayer for Windows 8 is a native app that runs in Windows 8’s Start Menu mode (that is, Metro or Modern mode). It allows you to stream video from your set-top box using your Slingbox.
You can use SlingPlayer for Windows 8 with a Slingbox 500, Slingbox M1/M2, Slingbox 350, Slingbox PRO-HD, or a Slingbox SOLO that has the latest firmware installed.
You can use SlingPlayer for Windows 8 on any Windows tablet, laptop, or desktop running Windows 8.1 or above. It can run on both Windows RT and PRO tablets (and their ARM/x86 equivalents, such as the Nokia Lumia 2520).
Yes, it can run on Wi-Fi (both LAN and WAN) and LTE networks.
Yes, you can download the fully functional app for free and use it for 24 hours. After 24 hours, you must purchase the app from the Windows Store to continue using it.
SlingPlayer for Windows 8 is available in all of the markets listed here:
On your tablet or PC, go to the Apps screen and look for the SlingPlayer icon. Press the icon and enter your Sling Account information to log in.
You access a page by swiping downward from the top of the screen or upward from the bottom, then tapping your choice.
With SlingPlayer for Windows 8 running in any mode, swipe from the right edge of the screen toward the left to reveal the Charms panel, or move your mouse pointer to the top right of the screen and wait a moment for the Charms panel to appear.
No, SlingPlayer for Windows 8 does not work on any version of Windows Phone (7, 8, or other).
No, SlingPlayer for Windows Phone only runs on Windows phones. It does not run on tablets or PCs running Windows 8 or 8.1.
Your tablet or PC must be powered on, with SlingPlayer running in the foreground to maintain a streaming connection.
SlingPlayer is heavily dependent on the speed of the network it's connected to. Whether it's your cellular carrier's 4G LTE network or a nearby Wi-Fi hotspot, the greater the network speed, the better your SlingPlayer viewing experience will be. If you experience excessive stuttering, please switch to a lower video quality setting for a smoother streaming experience.
SlingPlayer for Windows 8 enables you to find popular and interesting programs and movies that are on now, and provides filters for genre, time, and content type. It offers a native, touch-oriented experience for all Windows 8 tablets (RT/PRO and their equivalents) and PCs. Watch provides basic streaming on PRO tablets and PCs, but does not work on RT tablets.
When using SlingPlayer for Windows 8 with a Slingbox M1/M2, the Gallery feature is not available. To see the Gallery, you must upgrade to a Slingbox 500.
Certain configurations of the Slingbox PRO-HD and Slingbox SOLO are not compatible with SlingPlayer for Windows 8. If you have a Slingbox PRO-HD or SOLO, you will need to reconfigure it. Press the power button on the back of your Slingbox and hold it down for 20 seconds. Then go to www.slingbox.com, select your box, and follow the instructions to reconfigure it.
Note: To reconfigure a Slingbox PRO-HD, you may use either a PC or Mac, but Slingbox SOLO users must reconfigure with a PC. Reconfiguring your SOLO on a Mac does not address this problem. Please visit the link below for the system requirements for Slingbox reconfiguration.
If you added your Slingbox PRO-HD or Slingbox SOLO to your Sling Account manually by IP address and port, you must have a minimum firmware version of 2.0.80 on the Slingbox PRO-HD or 2.0.50 on the Slingbox SOLO. If you have firmware versions earlier than these, please update your firmware.