Sling Media has announced the public availability – initially for customers in the US and Canada – of SlingPlayer Mobile for Palm OS, making it possible to watch television on the Palm OS-based Treo 700p smartphone. Support for other Palm OS-based devices will be included in future software releases.
SlingPlayer Mobile is a software client that gives Slingbox customers the ability to watch and control their home TV from a variety of smartphones and handheld computers using either a 3G cellular or Wi Fi network connection. Unlike other services currently available for mobile devices, SlingPlayer Mobile gives consumers their entire home TV experience. Anything that they can watch back home, they can now watch via a compatible smartphone or handheld computer. In addition, SlingPlayer Mobile customers can control a home PVR to record shows, watch shows that have been previously recorded, and also pause and rewind live TV.