Slingbox discontinued

Slingbox has developed devices, that promises to stream cable services through a single interface and watch them on your phone, tablet, computers and other TVs. Now the vendor has announced, that they discontinued the service of it’s product.


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Slingbox describes the feature of its Slingbox 500 here. The Slingbox 500 lets you watch live and recorded shows, movies and sports. No extra cable subscription, no monthly fees. But in an important announcement the vendor wrote: Effective November 9, 2020, Sling Media’s Slingbox products will be discontinued.

Slingbox has announced, that they discontinued the service of it’s product. In this FAQ they wrote, that lingbox servers will be permanently taken offline 24 months after the discontinued announcement date (November 9, 2020), at which point ALL Slingbox devices and services will become inoperable.
Until then, most Slingbox models will continue to work normally, but the number of supported devices for viewing will steadily decrease as versions of the SlingPlayer apps become outdated and/or lose compatibility. The following apps are now no longer supported and/or no longer available for download:

  • SlingPlayer (Free) for Android tablets
  • SlingPlayer (Paid) for Android smartphones
  • SlingPlayer for Roku
  • SlingPlayer for Windows Phone

If you already have one of these apps installed, the app may continue to work on that device, but you won’t be able to reinstall or it may stop functioning at some point. See also this article for more details.


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2 Responses to Slingbox discontinued

  1. Zohara says:

    I use sling box to watch satellite tv on my phone or iPad .
    Is there any device which can do the same thing. Not an expert on this.
    Would be great if someone has a suggestion.
    Thank you.

  2. Todd says:

    SLINGBOX WILL KEEP WORKING TILL NOVEMBER 2021 I WAS TOLD BY SLING MEDIA . keep using it

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