Since we launched the Slingbox M2 this past summer, you may have seen the new device featured on websites like Bloomberg, USA Today and Woman’s Day and reviewed on several top tech blogs including Twice, TechCrunch and more. We are always thrilled to come across coverage about Slingbox and wanted to highlight a new feature on PC Mag, which you can read here.
Senior Analyst Will Greenwald reviews the Slingbox M2 and gives it a close to perfect rating with four out of five stars, calling our TV Anywhere platform “excellent.” During his review, Greenwald touches on one of the main questions we’ve been asked about the launch of the M2 – how is it different than the M1? Providing a great explanation, he dives into details about how we continue to use the same industry leading technology as the M1 in terms of its design, setup process and how it functions with the Slingplayer apps – however, we’ve upgraded the Slingplayer platform by including unlimited app downloads in the price of the M2, ultimately saving our consumers money, especially those who have multiple mobile devices.
Here’s a quick snapshot of what Greenwald has to say about the M2:
“The price hike for the M2 itself might seem unpalatable, but the M1 required the purchase of Slingplayer apps to watch content on mobile devices. These apps were $15 each, so if you wanted to stream to multiple platforms, you could easily end up spending more than $200. With that in mind, the M2’s price hike seems fair, since Android, Fire TV, iOS, OS X, Roku, Windows, and Windows Mobile apps are now all freely available.”
We couldn’t have explained it better ourselves, PC Mag!
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