updated 11:55 am EST, Wed November 24, 2010
Streams home TV to distant tablets
The promised iPad-native version of SlingPlayer Mobile is now available at the App Store. The title lets people stream and control video from a remote SlingBox-equipped TV. Cable, satellite, IPTV and digital OTA (over the air) broadcasts are supported, as well as media from Apple TVs, home security cameras and DVRs including TiVos.
An iPad receives the content using either a 3G or Wi-Fi connection. Only Solo and Pro-HD SlingBoxes are compatible however, and digital OTA can only be funneled through the Pro-HD in particular. The app is a $30 download, and separate from the previous iPhone app; some differences include superior video quality, an enhanced channel guide, and a less obtrusive control interface.