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Sling Media

Download size

1 MB

Last updated



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 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
  • by User 4/4/2014
    Doesn't work. Waste of 15 bucks
  • by User 4/2/2014
    Please add some option to stream to roku3 since roku dropped the app. IOS and android have the option.
  • by User 4/1/2014
    Don't work on Nokia925 Windows phone ...but on IPhone is free for Dish and works great
  • by User 3/29/2014
    Doesn't work, tech support unable to fix.... How do you get a refund? FYI android version works fine.
  • by Swan 3/11/2014
    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.
  • by Jimmy 2/28/2014
    Great app
  • by Harold 2/20/2014
    DO NOT PURCHASE garbage app. Support is terrible
  • by Claude 2/4/2014
    The app works as advertised. It connects to my Slingbox Pro without issues, however the interface is ancient. They have not updated the app in almost a year. They are missing basic things that have been on Android and iOS for quite some time (auto bandwidth detection, remembering the quality you select, support for HD picture, etc.). I hope they put a lil TLC into this app soon, a lot has changed with Windows phone since they last did an update.
  • by Bill 1/15/2014
    Fine when it works, but very frustrating when it just stops working for days until they fix it. Worked for a month on my Lumia 1520. Not working this morning despite rebooting, reinstalling. Watching on my tablet instead thru the browser.