Our own Derek Kessler and John P. of GeekBeat are on the floor at CES 2014 talking to Brian Jaquet from Slingbox about what new products we can expect from them this year. Slingbox streams your HD programs to virtually any smartphone or tablet. Slingbox is entering the new year with SlingPlayer 3.0 for iPad, which is already available to customers.
TiPb scored the above eyes-on way back at Macworld 2009, and now TUAW brings word that SlingMedia's Player for the iPhone has finally been submitted to the App Store. Of course, no one but the magic 8-ball knows how long it will take for -- or even if -- Apple to approve it, but this is SlingPlayer, folks, so we're taking even the tiny little steps as they come.
The fine folks at Sling were kind enough to give TiPb a demo of their soon-to-be submitted to the Apple iTunes App Store SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone client and it looked all shades of sweet. In addition to great H.264 quality and video overlays, they went all the way and implemented "swipe to change channels". We. Want. This. Now.
Watch the video for the full on demo, and let us (and Sling, and Apple) know what you think.
WWDC hasn't even started yet and the news is already getting crazy. Sling Media, the creator of the Slingbox, is developing an iPhone version of SlingPlayer Mobile that'll allow your iPhone to stream media via your Slingbox.