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Which SlingPlayer software works with my Slingbox?

Confused about which versions of the SlingPlayer software work with your Slingbox? Here's a helpful guide to compatibility.

  Slingbox M1 Slingbox 500/350 Slingbox PRO-HD Slingbox SOLO Slingbox 120 Slingbox PRO Slingbox Classic
Watch on
Slingbox.com
M1 500 or 350 PRO-HD SOLO 120 PRO Legacy
Slingboxes
Windows 7
or 8.x (Desktop Mode)
N/A Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
OS X 10.8.x
or later
N/A Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark N/A
 
SlingPlayer M1 500 or 350 PRO-HD SOLO 120 PRO Legacy
Slingboxes
Desktop Checkmark N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R
Roku Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark N/A N/A N/A
Apple TV 1 Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark N/A N/A N/A
Facebook N/A Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark N/A N/A N/A
Embedded N/A Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark N/A N/A N/A
iPad 2 Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark N/A N/A
iPhone and iPod touch 3 Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark N/R N/R
Kindle Fire 4 Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark N/R N/R
Android Phones Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark N/R N/R
Android Tablets Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark N/A N/A
Windows 8.x Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark N/R N/A N/A
Windows Phone 5 Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark N/A N/A
Older SlingPlayer software N/R N/R Checkmark Checkmark N/R Checkmark Checkmark
 
SlingPlayer Bandwidth
Recommendations
M1 500 or 350 PRO-HD SOLO 120 PRO Legacy
Slingboxes
HD streaming ± 2 Mbps
(or higher)
2 Mbps
(or higher)
1.5 Mbps
(or higher)
 ±  †   ±  † 
SD streaming 600 Kbps
(or higher)
600 Kbps
(or higher)
384 Kbps
(or higher)
384 Kbps
(or higher)
384 Kbps
(or higher)
384 Kbps
(or higher)
384 Kbps
(or higher)
Mobile streaming 250 Kbps
(or higher)
250 Kbps
(or higher)
150 Kbps
(or higher)
150 Kbps
(or higher)
150 Kbps
(or higher)
150 Kbps
(or higher)
150 Kbps
(or higher)
Note that if these minimums don't provide the viewing experience that you want, your setup might require more network bandwidth or computing power.

N/A = Not Available. These Slingbox models do not work with this version of SlingPlayer at all.

N/R = Not Recommended. This version of SlingPlayer is not recommended for use with the Slingbox indicated, even if it has worked properly in the past or seems to work properly now.

SlingPlayer for Facebook works in any browser, provided it has the latest version of Flash installed.

1 See the article linked below, How to watch your Slingbox on a TV, for more details.

2 All iPad models are supported, except the iPad 1. SlingPlayer for iPad version 3.x requires iOS 7, but the iPad 1 only supports iOS 5.1.1 or lower. However, if you purchased SlingPlayer 2.x previous to November 18, 2013, you still have access to it in the App Store.

3 All iPhone models are supported, except the iPhone 3GS and earlier and the iPod touch fourth generation and earlier. The latest version of SlingPlayer for iPhone requires iOS 7, but these models only support earlier versions of iOS. However, if you purchased SlingPlayer previous to July 16, 2014, you still have access to it in the App Store.

4 All current Kindle Fire models (including the Kindle Fire HD and HDX) are fully supported.

5 Slingbox M1 streaming requires Windows Phone 8 as the minimum OS version.

± These Slingbox models can accept high-definition (HD) connections, but only the Slingbox M1, Slingbox 500, Slingbox 350, and Slingbox PRO-HD models can stream in HD.

†  These models do not accept high-definition (HD) connections, and therefore do not stream in HD.

More Information

What browsers and systems are supported by Watch on Slingbox.com?
Confused about which browsers or computer platforms are supported by Watch on Slingbox.com and Setup on Slingbox.com? Here's a helpful guide to compatibility.

Installing the SlingPlayer plug-in on OS X Mavericks
To allow SlingPlayer to run on OS X 10.9 Mavericks, you may need to perform a few extra steps to adjust your security settings when installing the plug-in.

Can I use SlingPlayer for iPhone or iPod touch on the iPad?
SlingPlayer for iPhone and iPod touch can work on the iPad in a special compatibility mode, just like other non-iPad optimized apps. But for the best experience, iPad owners should use SlingPlayer for iPad.

How to watch your Slingbox on a TV
Want to watch your Slingbox content on a TV in another room or in another location? Here are some options.

What operating systems and processors are supported by Slingplayer for Desktop?
Confused about which computer platforms are supported by Slingplayer for Desktop? Here's a helpful guide to compatibility.

Affected Products
  • Slingbox 350
  • All Slingbox Models
  • Watch
  • Slingbox 500
  • SlingPlayer - All Mobile Versions
  • SlingPlayer for Facebook
  • SlingPlayer - Embedded
  • SlingPlayer for Connected Devices
  • Slingplayer for Desktop
Affected Countries
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