updated 12:10 pm EST, Mon February 15, 2010
3G streaming added to Sling Media iPhone app
Sling Media has released the latest version of its SlingPlayer Mobile iPhone app, complete with 3G streaming capabilities ($30, App Store). The app, which allows users to watch and control their home TV and DVR, has been available for several months now, but was restricted to WiFi use. The restriction was reportedly enforced because of network congestion concerns on AT&T's side, however, with the announcement of major updates to the companies 3G network this may be less of a concern.
In recent statements AT&T suggested that the app would now be approved for 3G streaming as it had been "optimized," although Sling Media representatives claim that no changes in the 3G code were made.
SlingPlayer Mobile 1.2 is ready today and is a free upgrade for those who already bought the software in a previous iPhone edition. It requires a Slingbox hub at home attached to both a broadband Internet connection and a TV source, such as a cable or satellite box or a media device like a DVD player.