Sling Media has just announced the availability of SlingPlayer for Android-powered tablets, as long as they run on the Android 3.x Honeycomb operating system. Makes perfect sense, considering how Honeycomb is the tablet-centric version of the tablet operating system, while there is still a remnant of tablets which are powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread out there. Guess majority wins this time around, no?
This is not a free app, but rather, it will be available for purchase on the Android Market, where said application allows you, a Slingbox owner, to extend your living room TV experience to your tablets as you are able to take advantage of the higher performance, screen resolutions and video quality the latest Android devices can deliver. Also in this release of SlingPlayer would be a revamped program guide which makes it a whole lot easier to browse content choices even when you are watching TV.
Those who are familiar with SlingPlayer on other platforms will be pleased to experience a similar sense of familiarity with its custom on-screen remote controls that closely mimic the same experience the user has from the couch at home. SlingPlayer for Android tablets will retail for $29.99 or £20.99/€23.99 across the pond, taking just minutes to download and install. [Press Release]
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