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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

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 Whos 12/18/2014
    Zero stars. I paid $15 for an app that does not work on my smart phone. Now that is some **.
  • by Lou 12/17/2014
    The app works but needs a complete work over of the software. It can be very confusing to use, for the average user.
  • by David 11/20/2014
    Sling Media used to be great... downhill big time.
  • by Harold 11/16/2014
    $15 for an app that doesn't work 🏢 Is disappointing. No refund? I was upgraded to the Hooper so now it will never work
  • by Leonard 11/4/2014
    Doesn't work with my 1520.
  • by Ron 10/26/2014
    Needs a power on button to turn on source device or if it has it needs to be better marked.
  • by Duy 10/24/2014
    I don't know what everyones complaining about I have the 1520 and it was perfectly fine.
  • by Swan 10/10/2014
    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. definitely dumb device dumb app, not the complaining person.
  • by Karina 10/1/2014
    The app stopped working on my Nokia Lumia 1020. Doesn't allow me to login anymore. The iOS version of the app does work fine, so its clear is an issue of the WP app. I'm terribly disappointed given the fact that I switched from a Slingbox competitor (Vulkano Streammer): I got rid of it and decided to purchase Slingbox just to be able to connect from my Windows Phone given the existing app. Broken promises. I hope Slingbox team fix this app, if so I will be more than glad to come back and rate back the app to a more positive light.
  • by STEVEN 9/28/2014
    What am I missing? I was watching the Ryder Cup from my M1 on my 920 within a few minutes of installing. Great app....great picture quality....brain required.