Slingbox users solve the crime: Top 10 Entertainment

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Our 10 most-watched programs of the week on Slingbox, non-sports edition, were as follows. Check after the list for a few quick thoughts on this week’s most-watched home entertainment:

1. The Walking Dead
2. Today
3. Grey’s Anatomy
4. Law & Order: Special Victim’s Unit
5. NCIS
6. America’s Choice 2016
7. The Big Bang Theory
8. The Voice
9. The Place for Politics 2016
10. Criminal Minds

With many of the same shows making the top 10 list this week, we thought we’d shine the spotlight on a longtime Slingbox fan favorite – Criminal MindsCriminal Minds has been one of America’s favorite crime dramas since it first aired on September 22, 2005. Unlike other police procedurals that focus on crime itself, Criminal Minds focuses on the process of profiling criminals, following a team of profilers at the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit. Now in its 11th season, more than 250 episodes have aired.

Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, a new spin-off of the show, premiered earlier this month. Unlike the original, which exclusively covers domestic crime, Beyond Borders focuses on a team of FBI agents that solve cases involving American citizens on foreign soil.  The first three episodes have seen the International Team travel to Thailand, India and Egypt.

If you’re a Criminal Minds fan, be sure to use your Slingbox to check out Beyond Borders on Wednesdays at 10:00 p.m. on CBS, immediately following the original Criminal Minds.

Slingbox fans catch the on-court action of March Madness: Top 10 Sports

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1. Cricket
2. SportsCenter
3. NCAA: UNCW vs Duke
4. Futbol Mexicano Primera Division
5. Futbol UEFA Liga de Campeones
6. NBA: Warriors at Spurs
7. NCAA: Middle Tennessee St vs Michigan
8. NCAA: Indiana vs Kentucky
9. UEFA Champions League Soccer
10. NCAA: Yale vs Baylor

March Madness is well underway and Slingbox users have been able to catch all of the action no matter where they are. It will be interesting to see how the ratings for this year net out as last year’s tournament scored the highest viewership in 22 years, averaging 11.3 million total viewers according to Nielsen.  It may be tough to top that record as the 2016 March Madness games have already seen the elimination of several fan favorites, including Michigan State, Duke and Baylor.

You may also notice that amongst the college hoops, one NBA game made it onto this week’s list – the matchup between the Warrior and Spurs. The game was actually the highest-rated NBA game in 14 years of those broadcasts airing head-to head-against March Madness, according to Sports Media Watch.

Use your Slingbox to continue watching your favorite teams for the reminder of March Madness; the Elite Eight will air throughout this weekend on CBS.

We’ll be back next week with more top ten lists

Slingbox now compatible with new Microsoft Edge!

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We are always on the lookout for new ways to utilize Slingbox and we are excited to share that now you can access your live and recorded TV content using Microsoft’s newest web browser, Edge. This new browser, which was installed on millions of PCs after only a few weeks from launch, has some great features including the ability to make notes and doodles on web pages, instant search results without leaving your current page and a reading view which eliminates distracting content from the browser. But most importantly, Edge ranks first when it comes to webpage loading speed, which makes it a great option for watching your Slingbox without any issues!

In addition to Edge, you can also access your Slingbox on web browsers including Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.

If you’re looking for a new way to watch your Slingbox, we recommend downloading Edge and giving it a try!

Slingbox users join in on the madness: Top 10 Sports

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Your 10 most-watched programs of the week on Slingbox, sports edition, were as follows. Check after the list for a few quick thoughts on this week’s most-watched sports.

1. SportsCenter

2. Futbol Mexicano Primera Division

3. Futbol UEFA liga de Campeones

4. Cricket

5. NASCAR Racing

6. UEFA Champions League Soccer

7. NCAA Championship Select Show

8. WWE Monday Night Raw

9. CBK: Purdue vs Michigan St

10. Futbol Espanol Primera Division

The NCAA Championship Select Show aired on Sunday, March 13 and instead of its normal hour long duration, it expanded to two hours this season.  2016 marked the 35th edition of the show, which was first televised in 1982. The show features exclusive announcements of the pairings for the 2016 NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship and this year’s longer Selection Show featured more analysis, more discussion, interviews and reactions as the teams learned their seed, region and opponent.

There are 68 spots available in the March Madness tournament and teams such as the Kansas Jayhawks, Michigan State Spartans and North Carolina Tar Heels are fan-favorites for winning this year. The tournament kicked off on March 15 in Dayton, Ohio and will conclude with the championship game on April 4 in Houston.

Use your Slingbox to tune into all the March Madness games and keep up with your favorite teams. We’ll be back next week with more top ten lists.

Slingbox users accept the final rose: Top 10 Entertainment

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Our 10 most-watched programs of the week on Slingbox, non-sports edition, were as follows. Check after the list for a few quick thoughts on this week’s most-watched home entertainment:

1. The Walking Dead
2. The Bachelor
3. Today
4. The Big Bang Theory
5. The Voice
6. The Place for Politics 2016
7. CNN Republican Debate
8. Super Tuesday 2
9. Grey’s Anatomy
10. Hannity

The finale of The Bachelor made the number two spot on our top 10 entertainment list this week. As the show ended its 20th season, it didn’t disappoint when it came to romance and drama, the two hallmarks of the series. WARNING: Finale spoilers below!

The two finalists competing for Ben Higgins’ heart were Lauren Bushnell and JoJo Fletcher. The most shocking aspect of this season was that Ben made the decision to tell both women he loved them on the episode before the finale, something that has never been done by a bachelor or bachelorette before. The two women were so confident in Ben’s feelings toward them that they both seemed sure he would end up getting down on one knee to propose.

In the end, Ben decided to fully commit to Lauren and even called her dad to get permission before he got down on one knee, describing her as “the girl he couldn’t spend his life without.” Unfortunately for JoJo, this marked the end of her fairytale as she left blindsided and heartbroken. However, she will soon have another chance to find love as it was announced on After the Final Rose that she will be the next bachelorette.

Use your Slingbox to watch the season premiere of The Bachelorette, set to air on ABC on May 23.

We’ll be back Friday with sports.

Slingbox users race to keep up with NASCAR and the 2016 Election: Top 5 Sports & Entertainment

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Our 5 most-watched programs of the week on Slingbox, for both sports and entertainment, were as follows. Check after the lists for a few quick thoughts on this week’s most-watched home entertainment and sports:

Entertainment
1. The Walking Dead
2. Today
3. Republican Debate
4. The Big Bang Theory
5. The Place for Politics 2016

Sports
1. SportsCenter
2. Futbol Mexicano Primera Division
3. Spanish Primera Division Soccer
4. NBA: Thunder at Warriors
5. NASCAR Racing

This week, we’re switching things up and highlighting the top five shows in both sports and entertainment on Slingbox. Week after week in 2016, we are seeing the same shows score big with Slingbox users; two of the biggest viewing trends this year seem to be a surge in popularity for both NASCAR and politics.

Since the Sprint Cup series season started last month at Daytona, NASCAR Racing has been in the top 5 sports shows Slingbox fans watch each week. This bucks the general trend with NASCAR TV ratings, which have decreased this year, a trend many are attributing to the retirement of fan favorite Jeff Gordon. On the other hand, the popularity of 2016 election coverage mirrors the unprecedented interest in politics sweeping the country as we continue to move further down the road to the White House.

The timing for the next Republican and Democratic debates is still up in the air but in the meantime, political junkies can use their Slingbox to catch the latest updates from the campaign trail on all of the major news networks. Racing fans can “sling” the Good Sam 500 starting at 3 p.m. ET this Sunday on FOX.

We’ll be back next week with more lists.

How to use your Slingbox to watch March Madness

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March Madness is known to be one of the greatest sporting events each year. Rather than being one highly-anticipated game, this sports spectacle gives fans a whole month to celebrate their favorite college basketball teams.  According to Nielsen, last year’s competition was the most-watched tournament in 22 years, averaging 11.3 million total viewers.

We’re well aware of the limitations facing college basketball fans – such as keeping track of the craziness when you’re on-the-go or tuning in when you don’t have cable at your dorm. Don’t let your pesky school schedule, spring break plans or any other activities prevent you from catching the action! To help solve these problems, we’ve put together a simple guide on how to use your Slingbox to watch March Madness anywhere using your mobile device, laptop or tablet.

  • Connect your Slingbox to your home (aka parents) set-top box to “sling” the March Madness games to a mobile device anywhere in the world where an internet connection is available.
  • You can watch and control your DVR, which means you are able to record a game for later.
  • You can use a streamer like Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, or Roku to watch the tournament on a second television, in addition to catching it on your smartphone.

March Madness comes at a perfect time as the Slingbox M2 is now available online and in stores for $149.99, compared to $199.99. Being a sports fanatic isn’t as fun when you’re on the road and missing your teams, so get the most value from your cable or satellite subscription using Slingbox!

Selection Sunday is approaching; will you be using Slingbox to watch the madness?