Slingbox client for GoogleTV Beta coming soon!
It always makes me happy to see new announcements about Google TV. Back when Google TV first came out, it seemed like I was the only one not completely slamming it because the UI wasn’t perfect. Well, that and everyone blocked it from streaming their content, minor issue! The truth is that I saw the potential of devices like the Logitech Revue from the beginning and knew that GoogleTV was going to go far.
I’ve always had faith that the GoogleTV Revue would catch on and once they put a proper OS on it, there is little doubt in my mind that it (and really the interaction it brings to our TV experience) is going to be a hit and revolutionize how we watch TV, though I wish Google would speed things up before they lose the race with companies already using Android on their devices. There are already a number of competing devices that are using Android to run a streaming media player, the Xtreamer Ultra is a great example. But have we really even begun to scratch the surface?
So it is great news to me when Slingbox decides to also put their faith in GoogleTV and come out with “Slingplayer for Connected Devices”:
Slingbox has always made it easy to watch your TV around the house, around town or even around the world — on laptops, mobile phones or tablets. The SlingPlayer for Connected Devices Beta is coming for Google TV. Soon you will be able to extend your complete living room HDTV experience to any TV around your home, or another TV in any location where you have an Internet connection.
Be sure to check out this great video by “Mister Sling” about the upcoming features of Slingplayer for Connected Devices:
If you would like to get signed up for the Beta program for Slingplayer for Connected Devices, simply fill out the form on Slingbox’s website: http://www.slingbox.com/get/sp-devices-signup
Let us know what you think about both the Slingplayer and also your opinion of what GoogleTV needs to do to ensure success. We’d love to hear your opinions, whether we agree or not!
And seriously, if you like the site, please consider sharing us on Facebook, you never know which ones of your friends may be a closet geek! hehe. We’re still new, but we are working hard at making the Connected Home a reality for everyone, and streaming media is the key! Either way, I appreciate you reading.