Posted Wed Jul 16, 2014 at 05:00 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
The company is launching updated versions of its Slingbox streaming media players.
Sling Media has announced two new products, the Slingbox M1 and the SlingTV. Each upcoming model is set to replace the previously released Slingbox 350 and Slingbox 500, offering several updated features.
"Once again, Sling Media is totally redefining the 'TV Anywhere' experience with the introduction of the Slingbox M1 and SlingTV," says Michael Hawkey, senior vice president and general manager of Sling Media. "Customers interested in a no-compromise entertainment experience using the most popular devices will be delighted by the affordability and new features of the Slingbox M1. SlingTV completely enhances the living room TV experience with a visually stunning on TV user interface that takes ultimate advantage of social media data activity."
The Slingbox M1 features a compact design and allows users to watch and control their live pay TV channels and recorded DVR content anywhere on tablets, smartphones, PCs, and Macs. The device includes dual-band 2.4/5Ghz WiFi support, an Ethernet port, and component and composite connections. Likewise, users can control and configure the Slingbox M1 with the new Slingplayer desktop app and mobile app for iOS and Android devices.
Meanwhile, the SlingTV offers the same mobile TV viewing support along with added Smart TV features, improved navigation, and an included SlingTV remote. In addition, the new electronic programming guide uses a cover-art tile interface and gives customers recommendations powered by SlingCloudTM.
The Slingbox M1 will be available on July 20 for a suggested retail price of $150. The SlingTV will be available in August for a suggested retail price of $300.
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