[CES 2012] The Amazon Kindle Fire might have been quite the bestseller at the end of last year, although Amazon has continued to remain mum on the actual sales figures. It does not matter though, as the Kindle Fire will soon be on the receiving end of SlingPlayer from SlingBox. Just what does the SlingPlayer do? For starters, a little bit of introduction – SlingBox is one popular service that allows you to bring your TV with you, and with the SlingPlayer software, it is ready to hit the Amazon Appstore before January is over. This will not be a free app though, as you will need to fork out $29.99 for it, while requiring a compatible SlingBox in order to have it serve up media files to the player. Of course, having the SlingPlayer run on Android means it has been heavily skinned, and the limitations of the hardware translates to some restrictions, including the lack of the TV guide and onscreen remote, and you are also unable to mirror a source’s remote, neither can you view the onscreen guide. Something is still better than nothing, do you agree?

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