The SlingPlayer Mobile app is now available for the Apple iPad. The $30 app allows users to stream content from their home television to their Apple iPad.
According to the company, the SlingPlayer Mobile app “takes full advantage of the iPad’s high-resolution display for amazing video quality.” In addition, the application features a program guide optimized for the touch-based iPad interface.
The SlingPlayer iPad app only works with the new Slingbox PRO-HD and Slingbox SOLO units. Older Slingboxes, including the Classic, TUNER, AV and PRO do not have the capability to stream content at a desired resolution, according to the SlingPlayer Mobile Team. To that end, SlingPlayer is offering $50 discount for those upgrading to newer Slingboxes.
In addition, iPhone SlingPlayer Mobile app owners can use their app on the iPad in “compatibility mode” at no extra cost. However, the content will not have the higher iPad-quality resolution.