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Sling Media

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1 MB

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Works with

  • Windows Phone 8.1
  • Windows Phone 8
  • Windows Phone 7.5
  • Windows Phone 7

App requires

  • phone identity
  • owner identity
  • photo, music, and video libraries
  • data services
  • web browser component
  • HD720P (720x1280)
  • WVGA (480x800)
  • WXGA (768x1280)
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Turn your Windows Phone into a TV! If you own a Slingbox (or are a DISH Network subscriber), click "show details" for details about SlingPlayer app compatibility.

Enjoy your living room TV using SlingPlayer on your Windows Phone paired with a Slingbox at home. Over a 3G, 4G, or Wi-Fi connection, receive high-quality live or recorded TV. The beautiful Windows Phone interface makes it easy to flip through your local TV channels and take control of your DVR. Pause, fast forward, rewind and even schedule DVR recordings. Get the programs you love to watch, easier and faster -- whether you're in the back yard, at the airport or on the other side of the world. Never miss another game or show while you’re on the go! 

- Windows Phone 7.5, 7.8 and 8


* SlingPlayer for Phones will not work with Slingboxes prior to SOLO and PRO-HD because they do not support the latest Microsoft technologies.  If you own a prior-generation Slingbox, you may be eligible to receive an upgrade discount on a supported model.  Please visit for details.

If you are a DISH Network customer, the following devices are NOT compatible with the SlingPlayer app.
- Hopper with Sling receiver
- VIP 922 receiver
- Sling Adapter

Watch and control video sources such as:
- Cable set-top box and DVR 
- Satellite set-top box and DVR 
- Telco / IPTV set-top box and DVR 
- Basic cable 
- Digital Over-the-Air broadcasts (Slingbox PRO-HD only) 
- Tivo 
- Apple TV 
- Home security cameras

To learn more about Slingbox, please visit 
Note: While the SlingPlayer app is available for download in all countries, Slingbox hardware is required, and is only available for purchase from authorized resellers. For more information, please refer to your locale's Slingbox Warranty.
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  • by Kevin 7/16/2014
    Bought this for Windows Phone and Tablet to use with the Sling Adapter I bought for Dish's Hopper. It doesn't work with either.
  • by Jeremy 7/14/2014
    Seems to work well with my Lumia 928.
  • by Roberto 6/29/2014
    Doesn't work with nokia icon. I want my money back!! : P
  • by James 6/26/2014
    Windows phone version not as good as iPad/iphone version. I dislike apple phones too, so it pains me to say that. Every selection you make causes the win phone version to re-buffer. Guide button doesn't bring up a local phone copy of the guide so scrolling through the remote guide rebuffers at every scroll, painful to find shows. Once watching a show it is stable with no problems, good picture and sound.
  • by Daniel 6/26/2014
    Works with my 1520. It was a little hard to figure out in the beginning but it works
  • by Raymond 6/16/2014
    Works great with my Lumia 1520, the app is a little pricy but your getting HD tv on the go, yes! its worth it, also it pays to have a bigger phone screen, had it for over year now and so far no problems, just needs an update for the 1520 to fill the entire screen on the aspect ratio
  • by brian 5/30/2014
    Please add some option to stream to roku3 since roku dropped the app. IOS and android have the option.
  • by Thomas 5/7/2014
    Stuped don't work
  • by John Paul 4/29/2014
    So poorly designed. Windows phone gets no love. I changed my source setting and that was it, no way to change it back. Had to uninstall the app. Very lazy design, not worth $14
  • by MaTT 4/21/2014
    ****** awful.. I often use my smaller nexus 4 since its easier to navigate.. I only give this 2 stars cause the quality is great when I actually get to watch something