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Sling brings the Cloud DVR feature to Android and Roku devices

Sling TV offers a compelling value for cord cutters who want to stream cable television channels without paying the hefty prices. One of its weaknesses was its all-live setup, which it addressed with the Cloud DVR "First Look" program. Initially limited to Fire devices, the company has now expanded access to the service to Android and Roku players. 

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Sling International Android App Hits The Play Store, DishWorld Gets Update Telling You To Download Sling

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Slingplayer For Phones Adds Chromecast Support, So You Can Watch TV On Your Phone On Your TV

In addition to a handful of new Chromecast-supported apps announced by Google, Sling Media is getting in on the action. According to this blog post, the Slingplayer app for Android smartphones now has Chromecasting capability. Though the latest update for the app itself was way back in July, Chromecast support is often enabled via a server-side switch, so it should be working now. Compatible Sling hardware includes the Slingbox M1, 350, 500, and SlingTV.

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Apologies for the iPhone. I don't have a Slingbox, because I don't have cable.

If you're unfamiliar with Slingbox, it's a little gadget that you attach to a cable box so you can record television and re-broadcast it to your computer or mobile device over the Internet.

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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.

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