announced earlier, finally here
we go. After some weeks of non-public Beta testing, followed by a public Beta
test, Sling Media today announced that its award-winning SlingPlayer Mobile
software client is now compatible with Microsoft's new Windows Mobile 6
operating system. SlingPlayer Mobile gives Slingbox owners the ability to watch
and control their home TV from a network-enabled Windows Mobile powered device.
With today's announcement SlingPlayer Mobile is now compatible with devices that
run Windows Mobile 6 Standard, Professional and Classic editions as well as
Windows Mobile 5.0 and Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition. SlingPlayer Mobile is
available for download from Sling Media's U.S., Canadian and UK web sites, which
can all be accessed from www.slingmedia.com.
"Windows Mobile 6 is powering a whole slew of new, feature-rich
multimedia smartphones, and Sling Media is happy to announce SlingPlayer
Mobile support for this next generation mobile platform," said Blake
Krikorian, co-founder, chairman and CEO of Sling Media. "SlingPlayer Mobile
is one of the only applications on the market today that, when combined with
a Slingbox, gives customers their full living room television experience on
a mobile phone, including the ability to control a DVR. We look forward to
continuing our support for Windows Mobile-based products, providing
customers with the best possible mobile TV experience available."
"Windows Mobile helps people stay connected to the information they care
about whether they are traveling or staying close to home," said John
O'Rourke, general manager at Microsoft Corp. "New features in Windows Mobile
6 like support for wide screen viewing will offer SlingPlayer Mobile
customers an enhanced mobile TV experience for viewing their favorite TV
SlingPlayer Mobile is available for U.S. customers from
Media's web site. The retail price of the application is US$ 29.99. For
Canadian customers, the SlingPlayer Mobile is available
The retail price is CAD$ 34.99.
SlingPlayer Mobile is available for UK customers
and can be purchased for Ã‚Â£19.99 GBP, including VAT.
A localized Japanese version will be available in the weeks to come from Sling
Media's web site.
As always, all versions of SlingPlayer Mobile include a 30 day free trial.
Customers who have already purchased SlingPlayer Mobile and are upgrading to
Windows Mobile 6 need to request a new registration key from Sling Media after
upgrading from Windows Mobile 5 to Windows Mobile 6. They can do so by
contacting Sling Media customer care at http://support.slingmedia.com or by
calling (877) 467-5464.
Cheers ~ Arne