Slingbox users are getting improved mobile apps, Roku compatibility, and -- soon -- even a dedicated Windows 8 app.
EchoStar and Dish Network agree to pay TiVo to settle a long-running patent tussle. The companies are also swapping patent licenses.
U.S. Court of Appeals rules that EchoStar did, in fact, violate TiVo's DVR patents, paving the way for the disabling of infringing devices.
Sling in January accused Belkin and another rival, Monsoon, of infringing on patents used in its Slingbox device that lets users watch and control their home TV from anywhere.
The EchoStar subsidiary that makes the Slingbox alleges that its rivals unfairly copied aspects of its place-shifting devices.
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The agreement, which runs into 2018, also includes a cross-license provision for both companies' advanced television patents.
Satellite TV provider will utilize a satellite recently launched by sister company EchoStar for a service launching this fall, sources tell Bloomberg.
The company claims its $149.99 place-shifting solution is better and more affordable than Slingbox.
Dish Network DVR owners won't see any impact just yet as EchoStar appeals the latest decision, but TiVo is a step closer to $300 million and a crippling blow against EchoStar.