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SlingPlayer video app goes 3G on iPhone

By Samuel Axon
The SlingPlayer iPhone app now works with 3G connections.
The SlingPlayer iPhone app now works with 3G connections.
  • SlingPlayer announces its mobile video app will work on AT&T's 3G network
  • Previously, the app, which plays TV on phones, used a Wi-Fi connection
  • The apps sells for $29.99 at Apple's online App Store

(Mashable) -- Sling Media on Monday launched a new version of its SlingPlayer Mobile app for iPhone and iPod touch.

The company makes hardware and software to stream recorded or live video from your cable, satellite or DVR receiver to devices like your laptop or cell phone.

The app can now stream video over AT&T's 3G network; previously streaming was only possible on Wi-Fi connections.

AT&T announced that this was coming a couple of weeks ago, but the 3G version of the app on Monday was approved by Apple and has now appeared in in the App Store.

The app costs $29.99, which is admittedly a little steep for an iPhone app.

You'll also have to buy and install Sling Box hardware on your TV so the app will have something to communicate with. The result is the ability to watch from anywhere every show you can watch at home, whether the show is live or recorded.

We think purchasing the app might be worth it, depending on your situation. For example, if you take a long daily commute on public transit, it might be worthwhile, but if you drive it's probably not since it would obviously be dangerous to try to use it while driving.

Is SlingPlayer something you'd consider? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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