Sling Media, a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar, has unveiled three new clients that further enhance discovery, navigation and the social experience customers now access with content, giving Slingbox customers the ultimate video experience both inside and outside of the home. SlingPlayer 3.0 and the SlingPlayer channel on the Roku streaming platform are both available for download immediately. A new version of SlingPlayer for iPhone and Android smartphones is also available as part of the Roku channel introduction. Sling Media will also introduce an app for Windows 8.1 in December.
“With today’s announcements, Sling Media has clearly brought the Slingbox experience into the living room, changing the way our customers discover, navigate, view and socialise around content,” said Michael Hawkey, VP and General Manager of Sling Media. “With SlingPlayer 3.0, we’re giving customers the tools they need to turn traditional prime time into Prime Time Social Time. Our customers have been asking for Roku support and a Windows 8.1 app. We’re pleased to deliver the Roku channel today and the Windows 8.1 app in the very near future.”