Turn your Windows Phone into a TV! If you own a Slingbox (or are a DISH Network subscriber), click "show details" for details about SlingPlayer app compatibility. Enjoy your living room TV using SlingPlayer on your Windows Phone paired with a Slingbox at home. Over a 3G, 4G, or Wi-Fi connection, receive high-quality live or recorded TV. The beautiful Windows Phone interface makes it easy to flip through your local TV channels and take control of your DVR. Pause, fast forward, rewind and even schedule DVR recordings. Get the programs you love to watch, easier and faster -- whether you're in the back yard, at the airport or on the other side of the world. Never miss another game or show while you’re on the go! COMPATIBLE DEVICES: - Windows Phone 7.5, 7.8 and 8 COMPATIBLE SLINGBOXES:* - SLINGBOX 500 - SLINGBOX M1 - SLINGBOX M2 - SLINGBOX 350 - SLINGBOX PRO-HD - SLINGBOX SOLO * Windows Phone 8 is required for Slingbox M1 compatibility. SlingPlayer for Windows Phone will not work with Slingboxes prior to SOLO and PRO-HD because they do not support the latest Microsoft technologies. If you own a prior-generation Slingbox, you may be eligible to receive an upgrade discount on a supported model. Please visit for details. If you are a DISH Network customer, the following devices are NOT compatible with the SlingPlayer app. - Hopper with Sling receiver - VIP 922 receiver - Sling Adapter Watch and control video sources such as: - Cable set-top box and DVR - Satellite set-top box and DVR - Telco / IPTV set-top box and DVR - Basic cable - Digital Over-the-Air broadcasts (Slingbox PRO-HD only) - Tivo - Apple TV - Home security cameras To learn more about Slingbox, please visit Note: While the SlingPlayer app is available for download in all countries, Slingbox hardware is required, and is only available for purchase from authorized resellers. For more information, please refer to your locale's Slingbox Warranty.

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mobile device

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Version notes

Version number: Varies by device

The SlingPlayer app now supports the Slingbox M2 (requires Windows Phone 8+)

System Requirements

OS Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8
Architecture ARM
OS Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8
Architecture ARM

Additional info

Published by
Sling Media

Approximate download size
1.08 MB - 1.59 MB


Use an anonymous Microsoft account
Use information about your device
Use your media library
Use your device network services
Access your browser
Use your location
Use your music
Use the photos in your media library
Use the media items that are currently playing
Use your microphone
Use your phone
Send push notifications
Use any of your Windows Phone sensors

Install on up to ten Windows 10 devices.

Language supported
English (United States)

Publisher Info
Publisher Website

Additional terms
SlingPlayer license terms

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Platform: Mobile

Fix Aspect Ratio!!!

Since close to ONE year, the aspect ratio is off using this app; what's wrong with you people at Sling? Who is testing these apps before launch? Who is monitoring feedbacks and acts upon them in your company? Less than mediocre, I must say!




Platform: Mobile

Needs UWA

Please update the app for Windows 10, mobile, and Xbox one.

3 out of 3 people found this helpful.




Platform: Mobile

with slingbox 500, aspect squashed black bottom

Seems when used on HD signal to slingbox 500, picture is squeezed vertical with top/bottom Black bars. Zoom doesn't help. Didn't do this with slingbox pro older model

3 out of 3 people found this helpful.




Platform: Mobile

Aspect ratio is wrong

When using a HD set top box as the source, the aspect ratio is wrong with fatter images and the aspect ratio button is grayed out, not allowing you to change it.

6 out of 6 people found this helpful.




Platform: Mobile

It works but it sucks that for every key press it buffers. Makes guide navigation terrible.

3 out of 4 people found this helpful.




Platform: Mobile

Works but what sucks is there is no way to run this app in background and just listen to audio, what's up with that?

One person found this helpful.




Platform: Mobile

Functionality is great on winpho8. It starts the stream quick unlike the browser which plays ads before the stream starts. Super lame on that front when you spend $500+ for the box. Hope they update the app for winpho10.

2 out of 2 people found this helpful.




Platform: Mobile

Absolutely horrible

Controls, settings, and app execution are completely horrible, especially compared to this app on other platforms. There also hasn't been an update since WP8 first launched, which was still just a minor under the hood update.

2 out of 2 people found this helpful.




Platform: Mobile

Works great no problems here. Thank you for supporting windows phone

4 out of 4 people found this helpful.




Works Great

When it works, it works great! Wish it could turn on my DirecTV box when it is off and I am away from the house. Only feature is the "Select" button on startup, but that no longer works. Need a power the DirecTV button.



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