Sling Player Mobile For Android Goes Live Early - Available On The Android Market Immediately For $30

The long awaited Sling Player Mobile application is now officially available on the Android Market, with download numbers <50 (i.e. moments ago).

Sling promised the app would go live tomorrow but pulled the trigger early and launched it today instead (though I guess it is tomorrow in some time zones).

Update: their Android page is now live.

Things are looking good - so far all 3 reviews are 5 stars, though this may change when we get more installations. Here are the snaps from the Android Market as of a few minutes ago:

Sling Player Mobile For Android Goes Live Early - Available On The Android Market Immediately For $30 Sling Player Mobile For Android Goes Live Early - Available On The Android Market Immediately For $30

You can download by scanning this QR code:

SlingPlayer Mobile QR code

Press release follows:

Sling Media Launches SlingPlayer Mobile for Android Smartphones

Application now delivers your home TV experience to Android phones anywhere you have mobile phone access

Foster City, Calif., – June 22, 2010 – Sling Media, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), announced today the availability of its SlingPlayer Mobile™ application for Android™ Smartphones. The all new application gives Android phone users easy access to their home TV experience anywhere they have mobile phone or Wi-Fi internet access. Now anyone with an Android phone never has to miss a favorite TV show when they're away from home.

"We're committed to the Android platform, and users of our new and improved SlingPlayer Mobile application will experience one of the most complete mobile television experiences available today," said Sling Media Senior Vice President and General Manager John Gilmore. "Now the full spectrum of viewing, including local channels and sports teams, video on demand, pay per view and even control of their home DVR, is available to the growing number of people moving to Android."

How it Works

When in your mobile phone provider's area of 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi coverage and connected to a Slingbox® SOLO, PRO or PRO-HD, SlingPlayer Mobile makes it simple to watch and control your living room television at any time from any location. Watch live and recorded TV and schedule recordings of new programs from any Android Smartphone.

SlingPlayer Mobile for Android features faster startup and control response times, and it works among a variety of Android-based mobile phones in the market today. It also has a new user interface that gives quick-touch access to the most critical remote controls and recently viewed channels.

Current Pricing and Availability

SlingPlayer Mobile Android is available now for download for $29.99* in the Android Market in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States.

*Price is in U.S. dollars. U.S. dollar to local currency exchange will be carried out at purchase via the customer's bank or credit card provider. Pricing and availability subject to local laws.

Have you tried it out? Is it as good as it sounds? Share in the comments.

Source: @MisterSling

Artem Russakovskii
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  • Richi

    Can't find the program on the Android Market.

    Did they pull it?

  • john

    downloaded mine. works:) you have to type the name correctly. I first typed slingmobile, but could not find it, but used slingplayer mobile and found it.

    • Fernando

      I did not find any slingplayer mobile in Android website, only lots of icons divided in 3 colums Featured / Top Free and Top Paid.
      Please let me know how to find it. tks

      • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

        You have to use the Market on the phone, not Google's crappy online Market site.

  • dana

    Downloaded it and wasted all day at work watching TV. Thanks Slingmedia!

  • daveychips

    cant find it at all for the x10 mini running on 1.6