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Slingmedia, a pioneer in the place shifting, and maker of Slingbox, has not had much impact on the mac community. Blake Krikorian, the co-founder of the company has been promising Mac support for a long time, and made some comments to that effect in a recent […]

Slingmedia, a pioneer in the place shifting, and maker of Slingbox, has not had much impact on the mac community. Blake Krikorian, the co-founder of the company has been promising Mac support for a long time, and made some comments to that effect in a recent New York Times story. Promises promises…. right? Well the company is planning to show-off a demo of the Mac version of SlingPlayer, the piece of software you need to watch video on your laptop-away-from-home. The demo for media folks is going to happen at one of the Starbucks near the Moscone Center in San Francisco, where Macworld is being held. I for one, plan to get a good look at this… and finally get on the place shifting bandwagon.

Sling issued a press release this morning and according to the press release: “Sling Media will deliver SlingPlayer Mac in the second quarter of 2006. The software client will be available as a download from Sling Media’s web site and SlingPlayer Mac will also be compatible with all existing Slingboxes.”


SlingPlayer Macintosh Demonstration
Where: Starbucks, 120 4th Street (Mission and Howard across from the Metreon)
When: January 10th, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

  1. I cannot wait to hear your first impressions on the Mac software. I have been impatiently waiting for its release since I heard of Slingbox. Please be good, please.

    Thanks!

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  2. Here is a simplier solution that works well for PCs. Install PCNow (www.pcnow.com) on your media center PC. While on the road, use File Transfer feature of PCNow to transfer the file to your laptop and view the show.

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  3. Hey, btw, the Slingbox was developed at Bangalore.

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