SlingPlayer Mobile Expands to Android Devices

The SlingPlayer has landed on Android, as Sling Media (a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corp.) announced today the SlingPlayer Mobile application for Google’s Android mobile devices. The new application gives Android phone users access to their home TV experience anywhere they have mobile phone or Wi-Fi internet access.

A screenshot of the new SlingPlayer Mobile app available on Android smartphones.

“We’re committed to the Android platform, and users of our new and improved SlingPlayer Mobile application will experience one of the most complete mobile television experiences available today,” says Sling Media SVP and GM John Gilmore.  “Now the full spectrum of viewing, including local channels and sports teams, video on demand, pay per view and even control of their home DVR, is available to the growing number of people moving to Android.”

When in their mobile phone provider’s area of 3G, 4G, or Wi-Fi coverage and connected to a Slingbox SOLO, PRO or PRO-HD, SlingPlayer Mobile allows users to watch and control their living room television at any time from any location.  Users can watch live and recorded TV and schedule recordings of new programs from any Android mobile device.

SlingPlayer Mobile for Android is available on a variety of Android-based mobile phones in the market today.  It also has a new user interface that gives quick-touch access to the most critical remote controls and recently viewed channels.

SlingPlayer Mobile Android is available now for download for $29.99 in the Android Market in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States.