Slingbox M2 debuts app to port home TV content to mobiles

DetailsMichelle Clancy | 17 July 2015

Sling Media has released the Slingbox M2 a set-top box providing live and recorded home TV content from anywhere on personal computers, tablets and smartphones.

Users can download the Slingplayer app to view their home TV content on an unlimited number of devices. And, by connecting to a cable or satellite box, the Slingbox M2 gives users on-the-go use while travelling domestically or abroad.

"Consumer media consumption is evolving at a faster rate than ever before," said Michael Hawkey, senior vice president and general manager of Sling Media. "The new Slingbox M2 experience enables people to enjoy the live and recorded TV content they care most about, whether that's seeing who makes the game-winning play or catching a cliff hanger season finale. Now anyone can stay connected to their local news, events and sports, even if they're miles away from their home.

"Our customers have been asking us to eliminate the cost of downloading the app for every mobile device that they own. The Slingbox M2 bundle addresses this request by providing a no-compromise entertainment experience across a variety of touch points, allowing users to view what they're paying for at home from anywhere in the world and on their own terms."

Later in 2015, Sling Media will release usability enhancements to the app, including video quality improvements and a gallery viewing mode on iPhone and Android phones, similar to what is available on the iPad.