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Automatic router setup makes it easier to connect to your Slingbox

With older versions of SlingPlayer, you connected to your Slingbox by specifying an IP address and port. You don't have to do that anymore with Watch on Slingbox.com or Slingplayer for Desktop.

To connect to your Slingbox using Watch on Slingbox.com, simply connect the Slingbox to your home network, and use Watch on Slingbox.com to configure it. The Slingbox is automatically added to your Sling Account profile and to your Slingbox Directory. This works similarly using Slingplayer for Desktop.

If you have an older Slingbox, you can alternatively add the Slingbox to your Sling Account profile manually by specifying its Slingbox ID. To find the Slingbox ID, take a look at the article below. When you have the Slingbox ID, you can go to the Sling Account page and add the new Slingbox to your profile.

If you're using a Slingbox M1, Slingbox 350, or a SlingTV/Slingbox 500, you no longer need to concern yourself with the Slingbox ID. But if the automatic router setup doesn't work for you, the article linked below provides additional help connecting your Slingbox.


Slingbox ID and Sling Account Profile

What's a Slingbox ID? (Also known as "Finder ID" or "Slingbox Finder ID")
Here's what the Slingbox ID is, and how you can find yours.

Sling Account Profile
Click here to view or edit your personal information in your Sling Account (such as your name, email, or Slingbox details).

Slingbox M1, 350, and 500 Setup Help

What if the automatic router setup doesn't work?
With the Slingbox M1, Slingbox 350, and SlingTV/Slingbox 500, we've simplified Internet viewing setup. But if you have problems connecting to your Slingbox outside of your home, here are some things to try.

Affected Products
  • Slingbox 350
  • Slingbox 500 - SlingTV
  • All Slingbox Models
  • Slingbox M1
Affected Countries
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