SlingPlayer Plugin
SlingPlayer Plugin
3.3.20.505

3.7

SlingPlayer Plugin free download for Mac

SlingPlayer Plugin

3.3.20.505
29 August 2014

Browser plug-in for viewing Slingbox units in Safari or Firefox.

Overview

SlingPlayer is the screen interface software that works hand-in-hand with the hardware inside the Slingbox to make your TV viewing experience just like that at home. It features an array of innovative features and controls, including a favorites bar, customizable remote controls, and the best streaming video money can buy.

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Version 3.3.20.505: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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Dualie
23 December 2011

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Doesn't support Firefox 8 and above. http://support.slingbox.com/get/KB-2000075.html
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Version 3.3.12.232
Simty
06 August 2015
El Capitan support work-around: Enable the Develop Menu in Safari prefs - Advanced. Then from the Develop Menu - User Agent choose Google Chrome Mac. You may have to restart Safari and re-select but with a little tinkering it works.
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Version 3.3.20.505
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lbfjrmd
lbfjrmd
05 September 2015
nice tip!!!
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Full Score
13 April 2014
Why do Sling never release details of what they have changed in each update? 3.3.20.475 appears identical to the previous version. The drop down menu limitations I mentioned earlier have not been addressed.
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Version 3.3.20.475
Thombar
15 December 2013
This is a difficult product to use with my iPhone. Not handy and really not, to me, worth the effort.
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Version 3.3.19.438
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-M-S-
-M-S-
02 January 2014
What part is difficult? You load the iOS app, select the Slingbox you want to use... and away you go. The remote control feature could be better on the iOS app, mind you.
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Dualie
Dualie
03 January 2014
I use it on my phone regularly. It works well, though I still wish I had more control over the bandwidth as with the old app.
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ddirgo
ddirgo
24 February 2014
That would be an appropriate comment to make in a review of the iOS app. I have no idea what it has to do with the OS X browser plugin. I mean, I find that the Chrome extension doesn't work well on Windows 7. But I'm not going to complain about that here.
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lbfjrmd
lbfjrmd
05 September 2015
so u are not hooked on your slingbox ... noted
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Full Score
20 October 2013
3.3.19.434 has been available for the last four weeks. Why has it taken MacUpdate so long to post this? One request: the pull-down menu from which you choose the SB you wish to use has a limit of five SBs. Beyond that number you have to scroll down every time to choose No. 6 or below. AND, unlike the SlingCatcher, the order in which you have previously used them is not retained. So, in my case, the one I use most (which happens to be No. 6) cannot be chosen without additional scrolling. Why the five SB limit? Why not implement the same procedure as for the SC, i.e. the list is regenerated each time after use to reflect the order that matches your usage.
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Version 3.3.19.434
Full Score
11 October 2012
Version 3.3.18.355 is a HUGE step forward. I had despaired of the plugin ever being updated. I use four Slingboxes in two different countries. Previously upon logging in I could not choose the Slingbox that I wanted. It would always automatically launch the one I last used. I had to cancel the launch before accessing a login page showing my four Slingboxes. Now all four can be found on the initial page in a drop-down menu and there is a proper Disconnect button to ensure that the connection is closed down properly. The design of the new plug-in is far more appealing and much easier to manipulate. I just wish they'd add the DirecTV HR24 to their database; it is after all the most popular and widely used model . I guess that, now they are owned by EchoStar, they have a vested interested in skewing their product towards the Dish Network.
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Version 3.3.18.355
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Cmdawson
Cmdawson
15 October 2012
I agree the design is better but I am having a huge issue with the plugin apparently crashing and each time I go back to load it again Safari downloads the .dmg file. Right now I have 12 copies of the .dmg in my downloads folder! Usually quitting Safari fixes this but sometimes I do have to reinstall it again to stop the issue...
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RCArcher
06 September 2012
I think I found a solution to the second display fullscreen problem. Load the watch.slingbox.com page, and change your view to a Pop-Up Window. It will be placed on the main screen. Then load the remote, and place it on the secondary screen. Double click the pop-up display, and for me it loads in the secondar window (with the remote). The pop-up display will become blank, and it can be hidden so that it's not in the way. Another bonus is that you can use the primary display without it changing the Slingbox display back to the pop-up window. I've tried so many things, and this was found by accident.
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Version 3.3.13.266
Dualie
07 March 2012
It works with Firefox 11. It still doesn't properly do full screen on an attached second display as it apparently can't properly determine the resolution. It works fine on the main display, though it will ONLY do full screen on the main screen with the menu bar. So its support for a second display is crude at best. The floating window works well.
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Version 3.3.13.266
-M-S-
01 January 2012
I use this in Safari under Lion on my MacBook Pro and a Mac mini connected to an LCD TV. I have had zero issues with this. I was using an original Slingbox with the Slingbox app (long abandoned, replaced by this plugin for new Slingboxes) and was skeptical that the upgrade to the Solo (for HD support) would be worth having to use a browser to watch it... but it's been totally flawless. The built in guide is really nice, too.
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Version 3.3.12.232
Dualie
23 December 2011
Doesn't support Firefox 8 and above. http://support.slingbox.com/get/KB-2000075.html
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Version 3.3.12.232
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umaromc
umaromc
24 December 2011
Ugh. Thanks.
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Dualie
27 November 2011
The newest version is 3.3.9.205. You might have to delete the old plugin, located in /Library/Internet Plug-Ins, before installing this new version as the installer doesn't appear to correctly overwrite the old one. There doesn't appear to any improvement whatsoever over the previous version. The plug-in still doesn't work properly with a second display; it will only go full screen on the main monitor (the one with the menu bar), and even if you switch to the menu bar to the second display (using a utility such as SwitchRes) it still won't be centered properly in full screen. There is also a problem with the aspect ratio. You can't re-size the view without distorting the image instead of simply clipping it as would happen in the old Slinbox client. The is overall a poor effort, with little attention given to functional detail. I'm actually lowering my rating as there appears to have been to effort to correct glaring issues. Stick with the old application, even though the image quality will suffer a little.
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Version 3.3.6.173
Free

3.7

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • OS X 10.8.0 or later
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