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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 Tim 9/25/2014
    Junk, stay away! I paid $19.99 and it was before they added the notice about Dish. They like to put their name all over the equipment, but they don't support it.
  • by Nathaniel 9/18/2014
    Terrible experience running 1520 with 8.1 does not connect to sling media sb240-100 states connection error even do it connects to my other devices fine
  • by Andy 9/12/2014
    Just bought the new m1 for my 1520.3 phone had trouble on celluar network but think it was my phone rebooted my phone and app works great HD is crystal clear love it
  • by Brian 9/9/2014
    $15. Works sometimes. Too many errors. ***. Please fix.
  • by Rick 9/7/2014
    Works but what sucks is there is no way to run this app in background and just listen to audio, what's up with that?
  • by BIG 9/6/2014
    The app works fine on a Lumia 925, including T-Mobile's 4G and 4G LTE connections. The big disappointment is the app's lack of audio-only playback. Otherwise, the app seems to work as expected.
  • by Claude 8/25/2014
    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.). One year later, Sling still does the bare minimum for WP users. They just updated the app to allow use of the M1, nothing more. This app is still worth the $$, however it lags behind its counterparts in iOS and Android.
  • by Brian 8/23/2014
    You are a thick headed **** if you can't get this working. It works perfectly. Love it.
  • by Fiorenzo 8/22/2014
  • by P 8/22/2014
    Hate all the constant loading. Every single time I do anything on this app, there is a load time. I don't expect it to be instantaneous, but please cut down on the loading between each button I press.