Sling Media is working on developing an Android version of its SlingPlayer mobile software that will let you stream live video from your home theater to your Android phone. Sling already offers SlingPlayer clients for Windows Mobile, PalmOS, , BlackBerry, Symbian, and the iPhone for about $30 each. While Sling hasn’t announced the Android pricing, it seems safe to assume it will run about the same price when it’s launched this summer.
In order to stream TV using the SlingPlayer, you need to purchase a Slingbox, which is a set top box that you plug into your home theater components. For instance, if you want to stream live TV, you would plug in your cable or satellite connection. If you want to be able to stream media stored on your DVR, you can connect your DVR, allowing you to watch live or pre-recorded programs, pause, play, as well as play, pause, fast forward, or rewind.
SlingPlayer Mobile for Android will work over WiFi or 3G connections.
You can check out a video of an early version of the application below, courtesy of Android and Me.