You asked for it, now it is here. The SlingPlayer App is now in the Windows Store! And one by one all the big names are now represented in the Store. Hopefully Microsoft detractors and “No App” singers are taking notice.

As for this app itself, it needs little or no introduction as almost everyone knows Slingbox and SlingPlayer, and how they operate. It is a relief now that you can also connect to your home device and watch your contents on WindowsRT devices like SurfaceRT and Nokia’s Tablet.

Following is the full description in the Store:


With a Slingbox at home (hardware required), enjoy your live or recorded TV on your Windows 8 device over a wired, Wi-Fi or LTE connection.

SlingPlayer is the perfect companion to your Windows 8 tablet or PC. Our award-winning SlingPlayer software makes it easy to watch your home TV wherever you are. Find interesting TV shows to watch, change channels, control your DVR and watch your favorite shows, all on your Windows device (Slingbox sold separately).

This app takes full advantage of the high performance, screen resolutions and video quality of Windows 8. The SlingPlayer program guide makes it easy to browse content choices while continuing to watch TV. The SlingPlayer gallery helps you to find popular programs airing now. Your Windows tablet or PC is the perfect device to watch your TV anywhere.

It’s your TV. Don’t let it be trapped in your living room. Set it free.


– Windows tablet RT/PRO or equivalent (running Windows 8.1+)

– Windows PC (running Windows 8.1+)


– Slingbox 500

– Slingbox 350

– Slingbox PRO-HD

– Slingbox SOLO

* SlingPlayer for Windows 8 will not work with Slingboxes prior to SOLO and PRO-HD, as legacy Slingboxes have hardware limitations. If you own a prior-generation Slingbox, you may be eligible to receive an upgrade discount on a supported model. Please visit for details.

If you are a DISH Network customer, the following devices are NOT compatible with the SlingPlayer app.

– Hopper with Sling receiver

– Hopper receiver

– VIP 922 receiver

– Sling Adapter

Watch and control video sources such as:

– Cable set-top box and DVR

– Satellite set-top box and DVR

– Basic cable

– Digital Over-the-Air broadcasts (Slingbox PRO-HD only)

– Tivo

– Apple TV

– Home security cameras

– Blu-ray/DVD players

To learn more about Slingbox, please visit

Note: While the SlingPlayer app is available for download in all countries, Slingbox hardware is required, and is only available for purchase from authorized resellers in the following countries: United States, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, San Marino, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, Vatican City. Hardware warranty and technical support is only provided in the country where the Slingbox purchase is made, and only if the purchase was from an authorized reseller. For more information, please refer to your locale’s Slingbox Warranty.

If you’re a Slingbox owner, go right ahead and download now in the Store for free via this source link:

Source: Windows Store