Dave Zatz just pre-announced on the SlingCommunity.com forums that Sling Media will be releasing the 1.0 version of the Mac SlingPlayer, which has been in beta for a while.
EDIT: And here is the press release…
Sling Mediaâ€™s Popular SlingPlayer
Now Ready For A Mac Near You
Just Released: SlingPlayer for Mac, Version 1.0; Lets Slingbox Customers Enjoy the Livingroom TV Experience on
Their Beloved Apple Macintosh Computer
FOSTER CITY, CA â€“ April 30th, 2007 – Sling Media, a digital lifestyle products company, today announced the availability of SlingPlayerâ„¢ for Mac, a software client for Slingboxâ„¢ customers who want to view their home TV or Apple TVâ„¢ on their AppleÂ® MacintoshÂ® desktop or laptop computer. SlingPlayer for Mac, Version 1.0, includes photo-realistic remote controls as well as the ability to program favorite channels with a full range of viewing modes all leveraging the iconic MacÂ® OS look and feel. Available in the US and Canada, the SlingPlayer for Mac supports all Slingbox hardware and can be downloaded free of charge directly from Sling Media:
With this software release, Slingbox owners can now view their television directly on their Macintosh computer screen. With full remote control, they can watch content from their home entertainment system whether from cable, DVR, DVD and even a full range of Apple entertainment products including: Apple TVÂ®, Front Row, iPodÂ® in Apple’s Universal DockÂ® or iPod in an iPod Hi-Fiâ„¢.
“We have long admired the elegance, simplicity and visual appeal of the Mac OS and Apple’s innovation in general,â€ said Blake Krikorian, Sling Media CEO, Chairman & Co-founder. “It was important for us to capture that overall appeal and familiarity with SlingPlayer for Mac. In fact, we turned to the Mac community, through our private and public betas, where we received overwhelming feedback from these passionate users. It was this feedback that was instrumental in being able to present the Mac community with a quality television experience on their platform of choice. Being able to bring the SlingPlayer to the Mac is a real milestone towards delivering television on all available platforms and displays.”
SlingPlayer for Mac v. 1.0 is an AquaÂ® application and adheres to Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines. SlingPlayer for Mac supports both PowerPC and Intel platforms running OS X 10.3.9 and later. The Slingbox already placeshifts over 5,000 audio-visual devices and SlingPlayer for Mac adds support for the latest living room technology including Apple TV, AT&T U-verse, and TiVo Series3.
About the Slingbox
The Emmy award-winning Slingboxâ„¢ was first introduced in July 2005 and has quickly become a cultural phenomenon. Providing the consumer another way to extend their television viewing whether away from the home or in another room, the Slingbox allows the ability to watch and control home analog or digital cable, satellite TV or even fully control a digital video recorder (DVR) or DVD player from anywhere in the world.
About Sling Media
Sling Media, Inc. is the world’s leading digital lifestyle company offering consumer services and products that are a natural extension of todayâ€™s digital way of life. Sling Media’s product family includes the internationally acclaimed Slingboxâ„¢ that allows consumers to watch and control their living room television shows at any time, from any location, using PCs, Macs, PDAs and smartphones. For more information on Sling Media or the Slingbox, visit www.slingmedia.com.
Apple, Apple TV, iPod, iPod Hi-Fi, iTunes, Mac and Macintosh are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Apple Inc. SlingPlayer and Slingbox are trademarks of Sling Media, Inc. All other
Trademarks are the property of their respective owners.