Sling Media has launched two new models of its Slingbox devices, which are designed to transmit pay TV channels and programs – live or recorded – from the living room to users’ mobile devices.
The Slingbox M1 launches with a suggested price of US$149.99 (€111) in the US and is being billed as the “most affordable Slingbox that Sling Media has ever produced.”
Aimed at the mainstream user, the device works with a new Slingplayer for Desktop app, which is designed to improve set-up, and can also be configured with iOS and Android devices.
The EchoStar Corporation-owned firm has also launched SlingTV. This box is based on the hardware that powered the previous Slingbox 500 model, but is designed to enhance TV viewing with new ‘smarter TV’ features, including a new EPG, interface and recommendations. It will retail at US$299.99.
“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,” claimed Michael Hawkey, senior vice president and general manager of Sling Media.