Back in December, I wrote the first time about Sling Media's plans to release Windows Mobile compatible clients for its Slingbox and now - at this year's CES in Las Vegas - Sling Media is finally introducing the new software that will allow people to access their cable TV service from Windows Mobile Smartphones and Pocket PC (Phone Editions).
Sling Media plans to unveil today the required client software that would enable a mobile device to access a person's cable TV service from anyplace where there's a high-speed Internet connection.
As you might remember, Sling Media is producing a hardware called "Slingbox" that connects on one end to a set-top box and on the other end to the Internet. The Slingbox takes the cable or satellite TV-signal and streams it over the Internet, making it accessible through a desktop or laptop from anyplace where there is a high-speed connection. To get the best streaming results, a special software is needed on the PC to receive the video stream and therefore the same kind of software is required for Windows Mobile devices too.
Like the PC-version, also the Windows Mobile version will enable users to change channels as well as access recorded shows, if they were recorded with a digital video recorder at home, like TiVo.
Cheers ~ Arne