SlingPlayer Mobile TV Software Available Free for a Limited Time to New Slingbox Customers
-- Customers Who Buy and Register a Slingbox Between August 15 and September 16, 2006 Will Receive a Free Registration Key for Either SlingPlayer Mobile for Pocket PC or the Just Released Version of SlingPlayer Mobile for Windows Smartphone, a $29.99 Value!
“It's a two for one deal -- buy a Slingbox and not only have the ability to watch and control your home TV on your computer anytime, anywhere, but also watch and control it on some of the hottest mobile phones and handheld computers on the market.”
Sling Media, Inc., a digital lifestyle products company, today announced that its SlingPlayer(TM) Mobile TV software is free, for a limited time, to new Slingbox(TM) owners who buy and register their Slingbox between August 15, 2006 and September 16, 2006. A $29.99 value, SlingPlayer Mobile is a software package that gives Slingbox owners the ability to watch and control their home TV from any network-enabled mobile phone or handheld computer (PDA) powered by Microsoft's Windows Mobile operating system.
Sling Media also released its latest version of SlingPlayer Mobile for Windows Smartphone software today furthering the company's commitment to extending the living room TV experience on a broad range of the most popular devices on the market. The limited time free SlingPlayer Mobile offer is valid for both versions of Sling Media's SlingPlayer Mobile software. A full list of compatible handhelds and smartphones can be found at www.slingmedia.com/mobile.
"We are very excited to announce the final version of our SlingPlayer Mobile for Windows Smartphone software, which turns devices like the Motorola Q into a personal TV," said Blake Krikorian, Sling Media co-founder and CEO. "It's a two for one deal -- buy a Slingbox and not only have the ability to watch and control your home TV on your computer anytime, anywhere, but also watch and control it on some of the hottest mobile phones and handheld computers on the market."
SlingPlayer Mobile for Windows Smartphones software is compatible with devices that run Microsoft's Windows Mobile Smartphone Edition version 5.0, including the popular Motorola Q, T-Mobile SDA and the iMate SP5m. SlingPlayer Mobile for Pocket PC is compatible with devices that run Windows Mobile Pocket PC 5.0 and 2003 Second Edition such as the Cingular 8125, Palm Treo 700w, PPC 6700, T-Mobile MDA and a number of popular handheld computers including the HP iPAQ and Dell Axim. SlingPlayer Mobile supports any type of Internet connection on mobile devices, including 3G cellular services such as EV-DO or UMTS, WiFi, USB or Bluetooth-based connections. Customers should check with their wireless carrier on available data plans in your area.
SlingPlayer Mobile for Pocket PC and Windows Smartphone are available today as a free 30-day trial download from Sling Media's web site, www.slingmedia.com/mobile. New Slingbox owners who buy and register their Slingbox between August 15, 2006 and September 16, 2006 will receive a free registration code for the SlingPlayer Mobile software. There are no monthly or recurring charges for the use of the software. To take advantage of this offer, new Slingbox customers must register their Slingbox after purchase to receive a free SlingPlayer Mobile registration code. Information on registration can be found at http://www.slingmedia.com/us/support/registration.php.
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 your Windows Mobile-based device. 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.
The Slingbox is a breakthrough consumer electronics product that enables consumers to watch their living room TV programming from wherever they are by turning virtually any Internet-connected Windows-based laptop or desktop and any Windows Mobile-based device into a personal TV. The Slingbox redirects, or "placeshifts," a single live TV stream from a cable box, satellite receiver, or DVR to the viewer's PC-located anywhere in the home or anywhere in the world, via the Internet.
About Sling Media
Sling Media, Inc. is a digital lifestyle products company creating a family of consumer electronics solutions that are a natural extension of today's digital way of life. The first member of the Sling Media family is the award-winning Slingbox(TM), a device that allows consumers to access their living room television experience at any time, from any location, using a variety of different displays including laptops and desktop PCs, PDAs and smartphones. The Slingbox is now available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Taiwan, Japan and Sweden through traditional retail channels and local service providers. For more information on Sling Media or the Slingbox, visit www.slingmedia.com.