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Sling Media offers new device

July 16, 2014 - Chris Pugh
Say you're on vacation out-of-state and need to catch up on local TV news, catch up on shows on your DVR or watch the Tribe game?

Sling Media says they are there to help.

Their original device, the Slingbox, sends video to phones, tablets and other devices.

To supplement their existing service, Sling Media has added SlingTV, which is similiar to Slingbox 500, but SlingTV comes with new software to give viewers ideas of what to watch.

For example, the service will alert viewers to current game scores and to refer viewers to close games. The new software is also designed to give more information on movies and TV shows.

The service is interesting, but is designed for live TV, not apps like Netflix and HuluPlus.

SlingTV is designed to retail for about $300, while apps for phones and tablets cost $15 each. Viewing is free on computers.

Starting next week, Sling will also offer a cheaper model, the Slingbox M1, which focuses solely on remote viewing.



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