#GameofSling Contest – Sunday 4/20/14

04-20-14 - #gameofsling - joffrey is deadWell, Joffrey’s dead. Who did it?

For this week’s #GameofSling contest, do the following and you could win an awesome Sling prize:

  1. Like our Facebook page.
  2. On the flagged post at the top, tell us who you think killed Joffrey.
  3. Include “#GameofSling” in your answer.

It doesn’t matter if your prediction is right or wrong. Even if you have no idea, take a guess!

Among the responses, we’ll choose a random winner by the end of the week.

Good luck!


Reminded by Thuuz, Enabled by Sling

04-17-14 - Thuuz Q&A - Android phone screenThere’s no denying Slingbox owners love to watch their favorite sports teams on TV, tablet, smartphone, PC or Mac wherever they are. With Slingbox, we empower our customers to watch their home TV and their home sports teams anywhere, but sometimes they need to be reminded when to tune in.

Through a new partnership with Thuuz Sports, we came up with a great joint solution. With the Thuuz app and SlingPlayer app on your Android phone, users will receive notifications from Thuuz when the excitement level is peaking during games involving their favorite teams. Want to watch the game? Simply tap on the SlingPlayer link and instantly tune into the action. Users can access the game quickly without fumbling through channels, guides or directories.  Thuuz gives Slingbox owners one-touch accessibility to the most exciting games, right at their fingertips.

Thuuz is also available for iOS users, but the SlingPlayer integration for iPhone is coming this summer.

Want to check out it for yourself? Go to Google Play to download Thuuz and SlingPlayer. (They both need to be on your Android phone to receive this functionality.) Then start Slinging with Thuuz!

To give you a better idea of what Thuuz is about and how Slingbox and SlingPlayer are being incorporated, Warren Packard, CEO of Thuuz, answered a few questions for us – Q&A-style: Continue reading

Make a Few Bucks — Introduce Slingbox to Your Network

04-15-14 - referral program - jeans pocket - croppedDid you know you could earn up to $500 just for being a loyal and passionate Slingbox owner and fan?

If you’re like us, you watch TV via your Slingbox on a tablet or smartphone all the time. In fact, you do this so much, your friends often ask you what’s powering the experience. Thanks to you, Slingbox has spread like wildfire! We love the potential of word-of-mouth, so we would like you to continue to spread the good word about Slingbox. This time, we’re going to reward you for it.

We’re introducing the Slingbox Referral Program. When you tell your family and friends about Slingbox, you’ll get $20 for each of them that makes a purchase (up to $500). Even better, they’ll get a discount on a Slingbox, too. And it doesn’t stop there. Each referral is an entry into our grand prize drawing for an iPad Air.

Find out how to participate and start spreading the word. Best of luck!

#GameofSling Contest – Sunday 4/13/14

04-12-14 - GoT charactersGame of Thrones is on tonight – and you know what that means. Play #GameofSling to win some Sling swag! (Click here to learn more about the contest.)

For today’s contest, all you need to do is:

  1. Follow @Slingbox on Twitter.
  2. Tweet your favorite Game of Thrones character (alive or deceased).
  3. MUST include #GameofSling in your tweet.

We’ll choose a random winner among participants later in the week.

Good luck!


Watch Game of Thrones. Play #GameofSling.

04-10-14 - GoT__facebook_1200x627_#gameofsling

As you watch Game of Thrones on Sunday nights, why not make it worth your while? Play #GameofSling!

Starting this Sunday, subscribe to our blog to receive updates on these weekly contests. You’ll have a chance to win cool Sling prizes.

Want to participate? Here’s how:

  1. Subscribe to the Slingbox blog. (See gray box on the top right side.)
  2. On Sundays, check your email or visit the blog for instructions on that week’s #GameofSling contest. Every Sunday will be different.
  3. Don’t worry. We won’t make you storm the castle or marry a psycho boy-king (i.e., jump through hoops) to qualify. Instead, we might ask you to tweet your favorite character or post your next-episode predictions on Facebook. Whatever it is, instructions will be as simple as Hodor is “Hodoring.”

For each Sunday’s contest, winners will be announced on our social channels later in the week – so you might want to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter while you’re at it.

Good luck!



Sling Media Hearts Game of Thrones

WebIf a company could ever have a crush on a TV show, Game of Thrones would probably be ours. Yes, Sling Media loves #GoT and we can’t wait for the Season 4 premiere this Sunday, April 6th.

What happens if you can’t be in front of your living room TV on Sunday nights? Not to worry. Slingbox can help. Hook one up to your TV at home, download the SlingPlayer app on your favorite mobile device and you’re good to go. Watch each episode as they are being aired, no matter where you are, and participate in real-time social conversations. Spoilers will never be a threat.

Subscribe and Win

Want to win a Slingbox or some Slingbox schwag? Subscribe to our blog (easy sign-up on the top right corner) to find out about contest giveaways related to #GoT. We’ll post one every Sunday, so be sure to join our realm!

Sling Gets Social with #GoT

Being the big #GoT fans that we are, we created the images above and below to celebrate Season 4. Look for them on our various social platforms and watch with us each and every Sunday.

Which image is your favorite?





Escape the Madness!

Those of us with brackets are nursing our collective wounds after a brutal opening to March Madness. Did anyone really think they had the Billion Dollar Bracket nailed?

To everyone whose team is now eliminated or who has lost out on their office pool, we say to you, “Embrace all the other great TV programming that’s being delivered by your cable provider.” And while the big-screen TV in your living room is being dominated by sports this time of year, kick back on your deck or in your kitchen and watch all your favorite shows on your tablet with Slingbox!

Sling Media is introducing the Escape the Madness marketing campaign this week to show how easy it is to enjoy your favorite shows even when the big-screen TV isn’t available. Instead of waiting for it, grab your tablet and use it as a wireless TV in your house to watch live or recorded shows — whether you’re in the kitchen, out by the pool or in the garage.

So embrace the madness by escaping the madness and enjoy all your shows when you want and wherever you want with a Slingbox. We don’t have to tell you to watch video on your tablet or smartphone. We just want to empower you to watch all your favorite shows on your favorites devices, live or recorded, in your favorite places in and around your house or anywhere in the world.

Check out our video below and click here for more information about Slingbox.