SlingPlayer Mobile comes to Windows Phone 7

Sling Media launches its SlingPlayer Mobile app for Windows Phone 7. The iPad Slingbox Player should be made available quite soon as well, reports claim.

SlingPlayer Mobile on Windows Phone 7.
SlingPlayer Mobile on Windows Phone 7. Screenshot by Don Reisinger/CNET

Sling Media's SlingPlayer Mobile app is available to Windows Phone 7 owners, the company announced yesterday.

The company latest app retails for $29.99 in the Windows Marketplace. Once downloaded, users can connect the program to their Slingbox Solo or Slingbox Pro-HD and watch television programming from home on their handset. Users can change channels and watch recorded shows within the app. The service works on both 3G and Wi-Fi, Sling Media said.

The Windows Phone 7 app joins the company's iPhone and Android apps, which provide the same functionality as its latest release. Those two versions also retail for $29.99.

Sling Media is best known for its Slingbox. The device connects to users' AV source at home, allowing them to watch programming while away on a computer or mobile device. The Slingbox Solo retails for $179.99, while the Slingbox Pro-HD , which allows users to connect up to three home-theater devices, sells for $299.99.

In addition to Sling Media's Windows Phone 7 app, the company is getting close to releasing an iPad version of SlingPlayer Mobile. According to ZatzNotFunny, Sling Media sent an e-mail to customers recently saying the app was "about to launch." The company said on its Web site that the app will cost $29.99 and "take full advantage of the iPad's beautiful display."

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