As far as we can remember, the release of Windows 8 (and of course, Windows 8.1 after that) has seen requests made by Slingbox customers for an app which will also be able to play nice on Windows 8 devices, and those will include a plethora of tablets, convertibles, laptops and desktop machines. Well, I suppose the gods of tech have heard you, since Sling Media recently announced that the SlingPlayer for Windows 8 app will be made available to interested parties over in the Windows 8 App Store.
As long as you own a Windows 8-powered tablet, convertible or PC, installing this app would let you use it for free, albeit with a time limit of 24 hours, tops. Once that time limit is up, you will have to make a decision as to whether to pick up the app for good at $14.99 a pop, or to just turn your back and wistfully hope that the price will be reduced one fine day down the road. Just for reference’s sake, $14.99 would be the same price as that of the other versions of the SlingPlayer app. Some of the new features that will arrive with the Slingplayer Windows 8 app include Gallery View, a touch-enabled User Interface as well as Windows RT support. [Press Release]