SlingPlayer Mobile for Palm OS Released
SlingPlayer Mobile for Palm OS is now out of beta and version 1.0 has been officially released. Combined with the Slingbox, this solution enables users to view their own live television and entertainment media on the go via the Treo 755p or 700p smartphone. Sling says that other Palm OS devices may work as well, and encourages users to try out the trial version.
SlingPlayer Mobile is available now for $29.99 and $34.99 CAD respectively and includes a free 30-day trial.
Sling says in addition to eliminating bugs during beta testing, they've added a few new features based on customer feedback:
- Battery level indicator
- Remote control button placement optimized for DVR usage
- Ability to add any remote control functions as Favorites shortcuts
The Slingbox redirects, or "placeshifts," a single live TV stream from a cable box, satellite receiver or DVR to the viewer's PC or smartphone via the Internet. Unlike other services currently available for other mobile devices, SlingPlayer Mobile gives users their entire home TV experience. Anything you can watch on your setup back home, can be sent to your device. In addition, SlingPlayer Mobile customers can control a home digital video recorder (DVR), such as a TiVo, to record shows, watch shows that have been previously recorded, and even pause and rewind live TV.