Sling is the leading provider of multiscreen smart TV solutions for consumers and television operators. Founded in 2004, with headquarters in Foster City, CA, Sling is committed to developing products and solutions that empower you to watch your home TV – including the content you already pay for – anywhere in the world, on any connected device.

Sling Highlights

  • 2004: Founded by two brothers who were baseball fans wanting to watch when traveling
  • 2005: The first Slingbox was released
  • 2007: Sling Media wins a Technical Emmy Award for the Slingbox
  • 2007: EchoStar acquires Sling Media
  • 2009: Released 4th gen hardware, Slingbox PRO-HD & SlingPlayer software for iPhone
  • 2010: Sling Media introduces SlingPlayer for Android, iPad & Windows smartphones
  • 2012: The 5th gen Slingbox 350 & Slingbox 500 were released
  • 2013: DISH Network announces and begins shipping integrated Hopper® with Sling DVR
  • 2013: Arris (Motorola STB) and Sling enter OEM deal for Cable & Telco Pay TV worldwide
  • 2014: The 6th gen Slingbox M1 and SlingTV were released
  • Today: 300 employees, sold in 22+ countries, in 5,000+ stores, with 50+ industry awards, 10 year anniversary

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  2. clarence marzette says:

    Will windows 8 work with an older slingbox

  3. Randy Olson says:

    When will it work with Chromecast?

    • bjaquet says:

      We have not announced support for Chromecast, but we are certainly very interested in the platform as a way for our customers to be able to watch their home TV on more displays through more devices. We have support in place for Apple TV and Roku currently, in addition to Netgear and WD products, but we are always looking to expand support.

    • Randy says:

      Any updates on Chromecast for Slingplayer?

  4. Mark says:

    Will Slingbox work with an IPTV system and if so which version of Slingbox and what IPTV tuners have been confirmed as compatible?

    • Brian Jaquet says:

      Slingbox should work with an IPTV set top box as long as it uses component or composite outputs. Did you have a specific one in mind? We can control literally thousands of different A/V devices.

  5. Mike says:

    can more than 1 perseon access the same program at the same time from different locations?

  6. Jim says:

    what is the minimum bandwith I need to watch Slingbox in Hong Kong…our building apparently comes with 30Mbps … is this sufficient

  7. Ruben Rios says:

    Do I have to purchase a new iOS app when I upgrade my phone from 4s to 6 plus? Is there a discount?

  8. Slingbox I urgently need your help. I have been using my Slingbox to use my home TV (England) on my frequent visits to Spain. Up until my last visit in October there were no problems at all. Suddenly I get the message that although my Slingbox has been found via the Slingplayer on my iPad, there is no conection to it and I cannot view anything. I am currently running ios 8.1.2. Is this where the problem lies? I have uninstalled and reinstalled Slingplayer on my ipad but still cannot view anything. Equally I have unplugged and rebooted the Slingbox. Please can you tell me how to solve this as I appear to have a Slingbox (Solo) that I cannot use. Am i doing something wrong here? Please reply to my business email below although this is not the email address you have on record for me, it is the one I can pick up worldwide. Thank you

    • Mary says:

      We are encountering a similar problem connecting after updating to 8.1.2 for iPad. Need to know where the problem lies before going crazy.

  9. Hi Mary, mine has been sorted out and I’m very happy again now. I had to delete the Slingplayer app on both my iPad and iPhone and reinstall with the very latest versions. Do that first so you can be sure the problem is with your Slingbox. Try it out with the updated apps. If it still doesn’t work then reset the Slingox itself. Unplug it from the mains, plug it in again and try again. That should work, if it doesn’t (and mine didn’t) unplug everything, ALL the wires and leads attached to it and isolate it overnight. Next morning plug them all in again including the mains. That’s the point when mine worked correctly again. Good luck, Jon

  10. Mary says:

    Thank you! As soon as we get home we will try it.

  11. Lauren says:

    Can you use Sling Tv with a smart tv or do you have to have the box?

  12. Mike C says:

    Could you PLEASE stop screwing with the code?
    I’ve never had ALL platforms work at once. This week I added the CHROME update and lost visibility from the windows box. AGAIN. This is just chronic.

    And I did NOT purchase an Advertising delivery medium. What is up with THAT?? My washing machine did not spontaneously start pitching products to me, so why should my tv appliance do so?

  13. John Roach says:

    Purchased the slingbox app for my ellipisis tablet beginning of the month. All was fine till last Wednesday. Now it won’t connect yet my phone and desktop are fine. What happened?

  14. Mikael says:

    Why cannot I not find Arris VIP2853 in the list

  15. Susan Stinson says:

    your TV commercials are offensive. reminds me of the creepy kids when i was growing up.

  16. AREF MOUSA says:


  17. Peter Rogilds says:

    I cannot find Airties 7210 and 7310 on the list

  18. Vic Evans says:

    I have been using the Sling 350 with the Android App for several years which has been great until recetly. I believe the App has be updated, moving the remote from the right side of the screen to the left. That change is TERRIBLE as now I can not read the channel numbers under the remote or the start of the program title. Is there a way to move the remote back to the right side or better still move it where I want? If this was an update, please change it back because having the remote on the left RUINS your program. PLEASE FIX ASAP!

  19. Nana says:

    I have a coby flat screen but its not smart TV can I still use the slingbox actually how ????

  20. Tim says:

    Hi, I’d like to setup my sb for Germany but can’t find Germany in The drop-down menu (iPad). How?

  21. Bob Mead says:

    Is there a TV guide for all channels on Sling TV?

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