The Wait For The Slingbox Apple OS X Client Software

Posted: Oct 20 2006, 8:00am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 12:11am CDT, in News | Home Entertainment

 
The Wait for the Slingbox Apple OS X Client Software
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Slingmedia announced the Apple OS X client in early January. Now it is October and possibly by the end of October or early November there will be a public beta of the OS X client software.

Update:
SlingPlayer for Mac OS X 10.4 beta is here

Slingbox customer and I4U reader Andy emailed me that the Slingbox packaging clearly states OS X support. The fact that the software is still not available borders on false advertising. I know and you guys, who read tech news each day know it too, that the OS X version of the Slingbox client is not ready yet. A normal customer who walks into Best Buy might not be aware until he opens the box at home that there is no software for his Mac.

Andy got a voicemail from Slingmedia where they apologize that the packaging is already stating OS X support and that the Apple software development got delayed. Of course Slingmedia is a small company (with high visibility) and did not want to print two versions of the packaging. It would have added some logistics overhead.
On the other hand 9 month is a very long time to develop a Mac version of something that already exists on Windows. See also this comment on the Slingmedia community site. This frustrated customer thinks they over promised.

Hopefully in a couple of weeks this mess is long forgotten and Apple users can enjoy the wonders of Slingmedia's video space shifting.

Here is a recent report and video on the Slingcommunity site of the status of the Mac client for the Slingbox.

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