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SlingPlayer Mobile (iPhone) review

SlingPlayer lets you watch live TV on your iPhone over Wi-Fi… but it comes at a price

SlingPlayer Mobile
Although the system is solid and the idea great, it's an expensive and imperfect solution

Our Verdict

Live TV on your iPhone sounds great, but this is pricey


  • Live TV anywhere
  • Quality is good


  • Only works on WiFi
  • Confusing and sluggish interface

Hook up a SlingBox Solo or Pro to your home network and TV equipment, and it takes your TV signal, encodes it, and streams it over the internet. Install SlingPlayer Mobile on your iPhone or iPod touch to do the same.

SlingBoxes integrate with almost any hardware – Sky+, Apple TV, cables boxes – and can control them remotely. But the setup is expensive – £112 for a SlingBox Solo, plus this app and internet access – and you can only receive broadcasts over WiFi.

The quality is good and solid, but the interface is sparse to the point of confusing – you swipe to see more options – and channel-changing is sluggish.

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