Sling Introduces SlingPlayer 3.0 for Android and iOS

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Sling Introduces SlingPlayer 3.0 for Android and iOSIf you are a regular SlingPlayer user, you may have been somewhat worried about the company’s growth after EchoStar bought it; however, you needn’t have been, as Sling Media has announced a major update that takes the service to another level.

Announced on Monday, SlingPlayer 3.0 is a complete overhaul of the app that iOS and Android users will be used to and places much more emphasis on discovery, navigation, and social experience.

The new app features a completely redesigned interface, with split screen navigation and the ability to share your activity across social media with ease. Moreover, if viewing remote content is not satisfying enough, Slingbox content can be streamed to a television, turning your device into a second screen companion or, in the case of the iPad, a first and second screen companion at the same time.

With SlingPlayer 3.0, using the service has evolved from simply being an easy way to watch live and recorded shows into a full on entertainment center. Content can now be filtered based on your social media likes and real time conversations can take place via a Twitter feed. If you are a Facebook user, the app also makes it easy to tell your friends exactly what you are watching.

Along with the release of the app, Sling Media also made the exciting announcement that a SlingPlayer channel will be added to Roku (Roku 2 and higher), allowing users to watch content through their black box. An app for Windows 8.1 is also in development, though is not expected to arrive before December.

SlingPlayer 3.0 is compatible with iOS 7 and Android 2.2 or above and costs $14.99. The app for Roku is available for free.

– Anthony Carter


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