Sling Media has released a new tablet-friendly version of their Android app which allows Slingbox owners to stream live or recorded TV over the internet. Like the smartphone app, the new version of SlingPlayer for tablets costs $29.99, which makes it rather expensive for an Android app… but rather cheap for a portable TV.
The new app works on tablets running Android 3.0 and up and has a new user interface designed for high resolution displays.
You can access a program guide, adjust screen aspect ratios, or access other settings from the app. You can also pull up an on-screen remote control that should look like the remote for the cable box, DVR, or other home theater device you’re accessing over the internet.
You’ll need a Slingbox SOLO or SLingbox Pro-HD in order to use the new app. You’ll also want a speedy internet connection to stream video.