Sling Media have just announced the latest version of their SlingPlayer Mobile software, now compatible with MS Windows Mobile 6 allowing customers to watch and control their home TV via a Windows Mobile hand held computer or mobile phone. You can Download a 30 day Trial Version of the £19.99 application and try it out before you buy.
“London, United Kingdom – 21st June, 2007 – Sling Media, a digital lifestyle products company, today announced that its award-winning SlingPlayer(tm) Mobile software client is now compatible with Microsoft’s new Windows Mobile 6 operating system. SlingPlayer Mobile gives Slingbox owners the ability to watch and control their home TV from a network-enabled Windows Mobile powered device. With today’s announcement SlingPlayer Mobile is now compatible with devices that run Windows Mobile 6 Standard and Professional editions, Windows Mobile 5.0, and Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition.
SlingPlayer Mobile is available for download from Sling Media’s UK web site at http://uk.slingmedia.com/page/downloads.html and includes a 30-day free trial. The retail price of the application is £19.99 GBP.
“Windows Mobile 6 is powering a whole new collection of feature-rich multimedia smartphones, and Sling Media is happy to announce SlingPlayer Mobile support for this next generation mobile platform,” said Blake Krikorian, co-founder, chairman and CEO of Sling Media. “SlingPlayer Mobile is one of the only applications on the market today that, when combined with a Slingbox, gives customers their full living room television experience on a mobile phone, including the ability to control a DVR. We look forward to continuing our support for Windows Mobile-based products, providing customers with the best possible mobile TV experience available.”
Customers who have already purchased SlingPlayer Mobile and are upgrading to Windows Mobile 6 need to request a new registration key from Sling Media after upgrading their Windows Mobile device. They can do so by contacting Sling Media customer care at http://uk.slingmedia.com/page/contactUs.html or by calling 020 7294 0157
“Windows Mobile helps people stay connected to the information they care about whether they are travelling or staying close to home,” said John O’Rourke, general manager at Microsoft Corp. “New features in Windows Mobile 6 like support for wide screen viewing will offer SlingPlayer Mobile customers an enhanced mobile TV experience for viewing their favourite TV programmes.”
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 programme that you can watch on your sofa back home, you can now watch via a PC, Mac, or Windows Mobile-based device anywhere you can get a standard network connection (3G, WiFi, USB). 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.”