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Android App Tablet Review: SlingPlayer for Tablets

by Marty Gabel

Though it costs a heady $29.99, if you already own a Slingbox SOLO or Slingbox PRO-HD and an Android tablet, you’ll have access to all your favorite TV shows from anywhere.

The Slingbox itself works with an array of different set-top boxes, whether they be cable, satellite, or digital. The app, when connected via 3G or Wi-Fi (though some reviewers claim video quality over 3G can be choppy), will let you play any TV stations you’d normally be able to watch at home. But more than that, SlingPlayer for Tablets lets you view your Tivo recordings, Apple TV content, even a home security camera, providing it’s connected to your Slingbox.

The SlingPlayer Mobile app works well and offers a genuinely portable TV experience on your Android tablet, providing you have the right equipment at home of course.