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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 500/350 Slingbox PRO-HD Slingbox SOLO Slingbox 120 Slingbox PRO Slingbox Classic
Watch on Slingbox.com 500 or 350 PRO-HD SOLO 120 PRO Legacy
Slingboxes
Windows 7 or 8.x (Desktop Mode) Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
OS X 10.8.x or later Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark N/A
 
SlingPlayer 500 or 350 PRO-HD SOLO 120 PRO Legacy
Slingboxes
Connected Devices Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark N/A N/A N/A
Facebook Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark N/A N/A N/A
Embedded Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark N/A N/A N/A
iPad* Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark N/A N/A
iPhone and iPod touch** Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark N/R N/R
Kindle Fire*** Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark N/R N/R
Android Phones Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark N/R N/R
Android Tablets Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark N/A N/A
Windows 8.x Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark N/R N/A N/A
Windows Phone Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark N/A N/A
Older SlingPlayer software N/R Checkmark Checkmark N/R Checkmark Checkmark
 
SlingPlayer Bandwidth
Recommendations
500 or 350 PRO-HD SOLO 120 PRO Legacy
Slingboxes
HD streaming ± 2 Mbps
(or higher)
1.5 Mbps
(or higher)
 ±  †   ±  † 
SD streaming 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)
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.

* 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.

**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, 2013, you still have access to it in the App Store.

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

± These Slingbox models can accept high-definition (HD) connections, but only the 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

The SlingPlayer for mobile devices site
This site has information about features, devices, compatibility, availability, network requirements and more!

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.

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