Slingbox Empowers Portable Media
The top-of-the-line Slingbox 500 from Sling Media incorporates features such as Wi-Fi, HDMI and options to deliver personal content that is accessible on a TV.
The Slingbox 500 carries an MSRP of $300 and the Slingbox 350 carries an MSRP of $180. Sling Media is supporting the products with its SlingPlayer software which is available in versions for desktop and laptop computers, and mobile versions for Apple iOS, Android and Windows phone products.
March 05, 2013 by Robert Archer

It hasn’t exactly been an overnight transformation, but the face of home entertainment is changing. Portable media and media accessibility are now just as important as having a big screen and surround sound. One of the leading companies in the field of mobile entertainment is Sling Media.

A few months ago Sling Media introduced an updated product line that adds more convenience and quality features to the Slingbox family of products. The newly introduced Slingbox 500 and Slingbox 350 provide homeowners access to all of their broadcast media throughout their homes and across the globe. Both products are able to deliver 1080p streaming of TV shows, sports, recorded programs and premium content channels to tablets, smartphones and computers.

“Slingbox is still the best way to extend the entire living room TV experience anywhere,” says Raghu Tarra, senior vice president and general manager, Sling Media. “We’ve redesigned our Slingbox products from the ground up, adding features and enhancements that make them easier to set-up and use while creating the highest performing products on the market. With these new product introductions Sling Media continues to evolve and disrupt the category we created.”

The Foster City, Calif.-based company says the Slingbox 500 and Slingbox 350 products enable homeowners to manage and use their content in a way that fits their lifestyles, which includes travel. The Slingbox 500 brings to market the added flexibility of options such as wireless Wi-Fi connectivity and HDMI. In addition, the product also offers the company’s SlingProjector technology which allows users to display personal media such as photos on their TV screens. Sling Media supports the hardware with software for the Apple iOS, Android, Windows phone, and PC and Mac operating systems.


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Robert Archer - Senior Editor, CE Pro
Bob is a dedicated audiophile who has been writing about A/V for Electronic House sister publication CE Pro since 2000.

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