Slingbox Player Comes to Windows 8.1 and Windows RT

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Sling playerWindows 8 users who have been clamoring for the Slingbox app promised last month can stop waiting. Sling Media has officially announced it is now available in the Windows 8 App Store.

This software is compatible with all Windows 8.1 tablets, convertibles, laptops, and desktops. The app is priced at $14.99 at the time of this writing, and comes with a 24-hour free trial.

New features have been embedded into the app including a gallery view, a touch-enabled user interface, and support for Windows RT tablets.

More About Slingbox

A Slingbox is a piece of equipment that hooks to a user’s video equipment and broadcasts the output over the Internet. This means that it’s possible for a Slingbox user to play a DVD in their living room, and watch it while on the other side of the world.

The Slingbox hardware can be hooked up to a variety of A/V equipment — like DVD players, TiVo boxes, and cable service — simultaneously. It even has a small IR remote built into it, so anything that can be done in the living room can be done with Slingbox.

There isn’t a monthly service fee, just a one-time charge to buy the hardware.

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