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Sling Media

Download size

1 MB

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Works with

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

App requires

  • phone identity
  • owner identity
  • photo, music, and video libraries
  • data services
  • web browser component
  • WVGA (480x800)
  • location services
  • music library
  • photos library
  • media playback
  • microphone
  • phone dialer
  • push notification service
  • movement and directional sensor
  • HD720P (720x1280)
  • 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


* Windows Phone 8 is required for Slingbox M1 compatibility. SlingPlayer for Windows Phone 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.
The SlingPlayer app now supports the Slingbox M1 (requires Windows Phone 8+)
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  • by Bill 5/7/2015
    Works well...especially if you like the current channel. I've found that the the app cannot change channels with the new xfinity cable box. The numbers register fine, but not the "ok" button. I've seen it with two slingbox versions. Otherwise great on my Lumia icon.
  • by Jack 5/1/2015
    It works.... But is pretty terrible compared to Android.... Please make it on par. Especially if you charge just as much for it....
  • by Kevin 4/6/2015
    Using windows 8.1 on Nokia 1020 and sling media 350. App just buffers and does not show picture. Surface pro 3 and ios apps do connect and show picture so it's not a device issue. I see no way to request a refund.
  • by Jacqueline 3/9/2015
    M1 -- excellent on my Lumia 1520. Manual would be helpful, but I figured out most of what I needed in a couple days.
  • by cihad 2/28/2015
    Trash comparing it to android and ios version and it costs the same thats just retarted
  • by Garry 2/14/2015
    It works but it sucks that for every key press it buffers. Makes guide navigation terrible.
  • by CHARLES 2/10/2015
    I would have given this crapp 0 stars but had to give it a star to post a review. Against my better judgment I purchased this app so I can view my cable channels through roku 3. The app showed a movie running on my phone I tried to send movie to roku it rebuffed then said signal was weak or no signal. I retried the app and was fine with just watching on my phone but all I could get was sound and the same error message after severs tries. I am so mad with myself. I don't get free apps under 3 stars but I tried this because I was desperate and lost 15 bucks. Listen save your money. Download the free player on your laptop and just connect your laptop to a tv.
  • by jon 2/2/2015
    Don't buy this if your sling box won't connect. Waste of money.
  • by Brian 1/23/2015
    This app works with my Lumia 635. Video and audio work. Can't change channels or control IR functions with Slingbox Solo. I can only watch the channel it's on and that's why 2 stars. Expected more for $15.
  • by Swan 1/21/2015
    This app should be listed in top junk app list. Worst app of this era. Funny thing is these guys started new app for the windows 8 to charge once again the poor customers. This app never worked correctly. One has to buy separate IPad app 14.99,iPhone app 14.99, android phone 14.99, Android tablet 14.99, windows phone 8 14.99, windows 8 tablet 14.99. Those who are having these devices, calculate how much it costs all together for the apps and device that doesn't work most of the times. definitely dumb device dumb app, not the complaining person. Developer should make this app free for the job they did in creating this app.