Product Alert for Slingbox 500

Dear Sling Customer,

We are always measuring how new and existing features are used by our customers across the PC/Mac, tablet and smartphone platforms we support with our Sling products. We do this to determine whether they are integral, on-going components of the Sling experience that need to be supported and improved with each software update to the products. To this end, we have decided to remove the My Media features that can be found on Slingbox 500/SlingTV.

This includes the ability to play personal photos and videos on your TV straight from your iPhone or Android phone and the ability to playback content from a USB hard drive that is connected to the Slingbox 500/SlingTV. It also includes support for My Media placeshifting feature that was available for iPhone, Android phone and our web-based Slingplayer for PC/Mac on watch.slingbox.com.

Starting today My Media features are no longer supported and will be removed from the Slingbox 500/SlingTV hardware and corresponding supported mobile platforms over the course of the next few months. After that customers will no longer be able to utilize this feature across the listed Sling products and mobile platforms. If you have a USB flash drive (or Hard Drive) attached to your Slingbox 500/SlingTV, please eject it properly to preserve your stored content.

As always Sling’s focus is to deliver a best in class experience with all of our products and services and you will continue to see great innovation from Sling moving forward – as our customers have come to expect.

Thank you!

Your Sling Team