Sure, it was cool when Sling Media launched a SlingPlayer Mobile app for Android this summer, letting you stream live or recorded TV from your home to a mobile phone. But somehow it’s a lot cooler on a 10 inch tablet like the iPad, or an Archos 101.
As it turns out, the app runs great on the Archos 101, which features a 10 inch capacitive touchscreen tablet, a 1GHz ARM-based processor and support for HD graphics.
In order to use the $30 SlingPlayer app, you’ll need to have a supported Slingbox hooked up to your home media system. Once that’s done, you can stream live TV from a cable, satellite, IPTV, or broadcast signal, or play recorded shows from TiVo or other supported DVR. You get virtual on-screen remote control functions, fast forward, rewind, pause, controls, an electronic program guide, and pretty much everything you need to watch TV on the go.
You can check out a video of SlingPlayer Mobile on the Archos 101 after he break, courtesy of YouTube user ruinah1.