SlingPlayer Mobile for Palm OS goes gold! Release 1.0 is out!

Sling Media has just announced the release of SlingPlayer Mobile 1.0 for Palm OS (, actually). The final release is officially supported on the Palm Treo 700p and 755p using 3G networks. However, it also runs on the Palm Treo 650 and 680 using EDGE networks, providing the connection is solid, and on the Palm T|X and LifeDrive using WiFi. In general, it should work on any Palm running the Garnet OS (5.4) with a sufficient network connection. The software includes a free 30-day trial, so you can try before you buy, to make sure it will satisfy you.

There were also some last minute changes since the second public beta, based on feedback from the testers:

  • A battery indicator was added – this had strong demand.
  • The Favorites bar now makes *all* remote control functions available for use as a favorite.
  • The keyboard shortcuts were revised and expanded.
  • Remote control layout was revised for better DVR use.

The software is available for USD$29.99 or CAD$34.99 And, as I said, the downloads come with a 30-day trial, so you can try it before buying the license. If you have a Slingbox and a (somewhat recent) Palm OS device, you should definitely check this out.

I will have some more content relating to this up shortly. Stay tuned.

EDIT: And the content is up – a review of the SlingPlayer Mobile for PalmOS software.

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  • MHAithaca

    I have an old Palm Tungsten T with 802.11b. I doubt it’s up to the task, but I should give it a shot. :-) Have to imagine they’re also working on a way to do an iPhone client despite the closed box.

  • megazone

    Yeah, I think the T runs an OS that’s too old to support SPM.