Never miss your favorite TV shows when you're away from home. Watch and control your home TV from virtually anywhere, at anytime, on your laptop, tablet, or smartphone.
What is a Slingbox, Anyway?
You like your TV. You like your smartphone. You like your laptop and tablet, right?
The Slingbox combines the best of what you love. So now you can watch your TV anywhere — from your laptop or your mobile device. When you see it, you're going to like it. It's kind of a miracle. A really small miracle.
Why Would I Want a Slingbox?
Watch Your TV Anywhere
At home, around town, around the world. With a Slingbox, you can watch and control your TV and all of its programming, live, over the Internet on your PC, Mac®, tablet, smartphone or connected TV. These days there are a lot of confusing ways to watch TV. Only Slingbox gives you full access and control of your living room TV experience in sparkling 1080p Full HD. Why pay twice for your favorite programming? Get more out of your TV with Slingbox.
It's Easy to Connect
We make it a snap to connect to practically any audio-video (AV) source. You can hook up your Slingbox to thousands of compatible standard-definition (SD) or high-definition (HD) sources, including digital video recorders (DVRs), digital cable set-top boxes and satellite receivers.
You're in Control
Watch television exactly as you would at home. With the on-screen remote control and program guide, you can change channels, schedule recordings on your DVR, fast-forward, rewind, pause and play. You'll never be separated from your favorite TV shows, sports broadcasts, breaking news stories, digital video recordings or video on demand — wherever you are.
Who Needs a Slingbox?
We'd like to think anyone in the world needs a Slingbox, but here are some examples of who our customers are and what they're doing with their lives.
Sports Fans and Information Junkies
Slingbox grants instant access to live sporting events without blackouts, and time-sensitive breaking national or local news.
Frequent Travelers or Expats
Take your home TV with you anywhere with an Internet connection. No streaming service or app can do that.
College Students or Snowbirds
No need to pay for another cable or satellite subscription where you are. Simply connect to your Slingbox at home from your laptop or mobile device, or use a Roku streamer connected to a TV.
Wherever they are deployed, they can stay connected to what's going on at home.
Moms and Dads on the Go
Wouldn't you rather be watching the game while waiting for piano lessons to be done?
Anyone Who Wants to Save a Buck
No need for additional set-top boxes. Get TV in more places in and around the home, using gadgets you already own.
How do I Hook Up My Slingbox?
Photos and Videos on the Big Screen
With a Slingbox 500 and SlingPlayer on your iPhone or Android phone it's a snap to beam your photos and videos onto the TV. All you need is the latest version of SlingPlayer on your smartphone and you're ready to join the fun.
Your phone needs to be connected to the same home network as your Slingbox 500. After that all you have to do is touch the My Media icon in your SlingPlayer app and choose the photos or videos you want to watch or view on your TV. It's fast and easy. The Slingbox 500 knows just what to do and switches the input automatically without you having to fumble with a remote.
Change the photos on the big screen with a simple swipe gesture on your phone. Or sit back and watch a slideshow or video. Get more out of your TV with the Slingbox 500.
Copy and Archive Photos and Videos
With a Slingbox 500 and SlingPlayer on your smartphone, you can now also wirelessly copy your photos and videos from your phone to an attached USB hard drive and enjoy them on the big screen anytime. To get started, all you need is the latest version of SlingPlayer and a USB storage device attached to your Slingbox.
Connect your smartphone to the same network as your Slingbox 500 and ensure an external hard drive or flash memory stick is connected to the USB port on the back of your Slingbox 500. The rest is easy simply touch the My Media icon in your SlingPlayer app, and select the photos or videos you want to copy to the attached hard drive. Or choose to let SlingPlayer automatically archive all new media from your phone's camera roll every time you connect to your home network and start SlingPlayer.
Your Media Anywhere
With Slingbox 500 and the My Media feature you can browse and enjoy your favorite archived movies, videos, and photos from your personal media library on the big screen in your living room, or from your Mac, PC or iPhone outside of the home. To get started, all you need is the latest version of your Slingbox 500 firmware and a USB storage device attached to your Slingbox. For viewing on the big screen, simply use the Slingbox remote control to access the on-screen menu, select My Media, then choose between videos or photos and browse for the file you want to watch. It's that simple. To access your personal media from the road, us a Mac or PC and point your web browser to watch slingbox website. Or use the latest version of SlingPlayer for iPhone and enjoy all your media on the go. Get more out of your personal media and archived movies with Slingbox 500.
Remember, Only Slingbox Gives You:
Your DVR Recorded Shows
Your Favorite Photos and Home Video
On the Most Devices
Anywhere – Inside the Home or Around the World
In Sparkling HD
No Monthly Fees
Which Slingbox is Right for Me?