Sling Media today released an update to their Windows Mobile SlingPlayer, including support for the recently released Windows Mobile 6. If you have a Slingbox and a WinMob6 device, you want this. Even if you have an older WinMob device, you may want this for the improvements and additions.
Check out the product page, or go straight to the download pages. Upgrades for existing users are free, but you will need to request a new registration key from Sling Media support. Otherwise it is available in the US for USD$29.99, Canada for CAD$34.99, and the UK for GBP£19.99. A localized Japanese version will be available in the coming weeks. All versions of SlingPlayer Mobile include a 30-day trial for new users.
A few of the new features in this release:
- Compatible with Windows Mobile 6 Standard and Professional editions, Windows Mobile 5.0 and Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition.
- New remote control skin with refreshed look and feel.
- Remote control functions for additional A/V devices incorporated.
- Inclusion of a localised UK client utlising Queen’s English and appropriate channel logos.
- Automatic installer support broadened to include Windows Vista.
The press release:
Sling Media Releases SlingPlayer Mobile Software Compatible with Microsoft Windows Mobile 6
New version of SlingPlayer Mobile supports all versions of Windows Mobile 6 allowing customers to watch and control their home TV via a Windows Mobile handheld computer or mobile phone
Foster City, CA â€” June 21, 2007 â€” Sling Media, a digital lifestyle products company, today announced that its award-winning SlingPlayer™ Mobile software client is now compatible with Microsoftâ€™s new Windows Mobile 6 operating system. SlingPlayer Mobile gives Slingbox owners the ability to watch and control their home TV from a network-enabled Windows Mobile powered device. With todayâ€™s announcement SlingPlayer Mobile is now compatible with devices that run Windows Mobile 6 Standard and Professional editions, Windows Mobile 5.0 and Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition. SlingPlayer Mobile is available for download from Sling Mediaâ€™s U.S., Canadian, and UK web sites, which can all be accessed from www.slingmedia.com.
â€œWindows Mobile 6 is powering a whole slew of new, feature-rich multimedia smartphones, and Sling Media is happy to announce SlingPlayer Mobile support for this next generation mobile platform,â€ said Blake Krikorian, co-founder, chairman and CEO of Sling Media. â€œSlingPlayer Mobile is one of the only applications on the market today that, when combined with a Slingbox, gives customers their full living room television experience on a mobile phone, including the ability to control a DVR. We look forward to continuing our support for Windows Mobile-based products, providing customers with the best possible mobile TV experience available.â€
SlingPlayer Mobile is available for U.S. customers from Sling Mediaâ€™s web site at http://us.slingmedia.com/page/downloads.html. The retail price of the application is $29.99. SlingPlayer Mobile is available for Canadian customers at http://ca.slingmedia.com/page/downloads.html. The retail price is $34.99 CAD. SlingPlayer Mobile is available for UK customers at http://uk.slingmedia.com/page/downloads.html and can be purchased for Â£19.99 GBP, including VAT. A localized Japanese version will be available in the weeks to come from Sling Mediaâ€™s web site. All versions of SlingPlayer Mobile include a 30 day free trial.
Customers who have already purchased SlingPlayer Mobile and are upgrading to Windows Mobile 6 need to request a new registration key from Sling Media after upgrading from Windows Mobile 5 to Windows Mobile 6. They can do so by contacting Sling Media customer care at http://support.slingmedia.com or by calling (877) 467-5464.
â€œWindows Mobile helps people stay connected to the information they care about whether they are traveling or staying close to home,â€ said John Oâ€™Rourke, general manager at Microsoft Corp. â€œNew features in Windows Mobile 6 like support for wide screen viewing will offer SlingPlayer Mobile customers an enhanced mobile TV experience for viewing their favorite TV programs.â€
Complete TV Experience
SlingPlayer Mobile gives consumers their entire home TV experience, including local channels, local sports teams, video on demand, pay per view, etc. Any program that you can watch on your sofa back home, you can now watch via a PC, Mac, or Windows Mobile-based device anywhere you can get a standard network connection (3G Cellular, WiFi, USB). In addition, SlingPlayer Mobile users can also control their home digital video recorder (DVR) to watch recorded shows, pause, rewind, and fast forward live TV, or even queue new recordings while on the road.
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, Emmy award-winning 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.
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