Sling Working On SlingPlayer For IPad

Posted: Mar 30 2010, 7:00pm CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 8:18pm CDT, in News | Apple


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According to the blog, Sling Media, the company that makes it easy to stream live TV and other content from your home to a mobile device, is working on optimizing its existing iPhone app for the iPad market, but it's not a priority right now.

"When it makes a noticeable difference in quality, we will definitely provide higher resolution streaming. The iPad is a good example of a device where we are hard at work on this, but unfortunately it won’t be there at the April launch," said Dave Eyler, Sling's Mobile Product Marketing Manager.

In talks with Eyler, Zatznotfunny also learned that Sling will be transitioning to Microsoft's Silverlight video platform for its Windows Phone 7 application.

Currently, Sling's mobile platforms restrict video playback to 320x240. That's not a problem when you're dealing with small-screen devices like an iPhone. But to put that on an iPad will create a notable hiccup in quality.

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