Slingbox 500 Gains Blockbuster Support

Posted Fri Oct 25, 2013 at 09:00 AM PDT by

Sling Media has updated its Slingbox 500 and SlingPlayer App with several new features.

Sling Media has announced a recent firmware and software client update for its popular Slingbox 500 streaming media player. The update now gives users access to Blockbuster on Demand and new enhanced My Media features.

With Blockbuster on Demand, consumers can now search, browse, watch trailers, and rent HD movies through their Slingbox 500 on their televisions. Customers can also access media files like photos and video through USB drives attached to their Slingbox 500 thanks to the company's updated My Media feature. Users can then access the media on their PC or Mac through the SlingPlayer client software. Support for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets is also in the works.

In addition, the company has also detailed updates to its SlingPlayer for Web and SlingPlayer mobile app. The former now offers support for Microsoft Windows 8.1 and IE 11, and Apple OS X Mavericks and Safari 7. The latter now includes AirPlay capabilities for iPhones and iPads, allowing customers the option to watch TV on a second television in their home without an additional cable box, or on a remote set. These new updates can be used on the Slingbox 500, Slingbox 350, Slingbox PRO-HD and Slingbox SOLO.

The Slingbox 500 is available for a suggested retail price of $299.99 and the Slingbox 350 is available for $179.99.

Source: Slingbox

See what people are saying about this story in our forums area, or check out other recent discussions.

Tags: Streaming, Blockbuster, Slingbox (all tags)