Some of you have been waiting for this moment for quite a long time, but it has finally arrived. SlingPlayer has been made available for download in the Windows Store for Windows 8 apps, so go ahead and download it and also find more details about it below.
The official SlingPlayer app gets launched for Windows 8 users, as we have previously told you, joining other important apps from big companies. To be able to use the app, you will need Slingbox at home. By using the app, you will enjoy your live or recorded TV on your Windows 8 device. Here’s how the application is described in the Windows Store:
SlingPlayer is the perfect companion to your Windows 8 tablet or PC. Our award-winning SlingPlayer software makes it easy to watch your home TV wherever you are. Find interesting TV shows and movies to watch, change channels, control your DVR and watch your favorite programs, all on your Windows device over wired, Wi-Fi or LTE .
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The following Slingbox devices are compatible with the new SlingPlayer app for Windows 8 – Slingbox 350, Slingbox PRO-HD and Slingbox SOLO. The app’s note also informs that if you are a DISH Network customer, the following devices aren’t compatible with the Windows 8 app SlingPlayer – Hopper with Sling receiver, Hopper receiver, VIP 922 receiver, Sling Adapter.
Also, you can use the app in order to watch and control video sources such as: the cable set-top box and DVR, satellite set-top box and DVR, basic cable, digital Over-the-Air broadcasts (Slingbox PRO-HD only), Tivo, Apple TV, Home security cameras, Blu-ray/DVD players. Follow the direct download link from below to get SlingPlayer from the Windows Store and start enjoying your favorite content.
Update: SlingPlayer has been updated and re-patched with new features and bug fixes. However, it has not been made compatible with Windows 10 and that might be a big problem for lots of users. Many users are waiting for Windows 10 version release of SlingPlayer, but it seems the app developers don’t think about long-term strategies. Another speculation is that SLingApp will receive a compatibility update with the Windows version that will replace the 10-th edition.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in December 2013 and has been since revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.