SlingPlayer App Available for Download on Windows Phone 7

Sling Media (a subsidiary of EchoStar Corp.) has introduced SlingPlayer Mobile for Windows Phone 7.  As a Microsoft Launch App Partner, Sling Media made the new SlingPlayer Mobile software available for purchase and download from the Windows Marketplace on the same day as North American mobile carriers introduce the new handsets in their retail stores earlier this week.

“The big story about SlingPlayer Mobile on Windows Phone 7 is the quality of the user experience,” says John M. Paul, EVP of Products at Sling Media. “From the fully revamped user interface to the clear, sharp video images, customers are going to thoroughly enjoy watching TV on their Windows Phone 7 handsets.”

When connected to a Slingbox SOLO or Slingbox PRO-HD via the Internet, the SlingPlayer Mobile software makes it easy to watch your home TV on a variety of handsets. Now Slingbox owners with Windows Phone 7 devices can change channels, control their DVRs and watch their favorite shows anywhere they have a 3G or Wi-Fi internet connection.

SlingPlayer Mobile for Windows Phone 7 is available now for $29.99 (US), £22.99 (UK), €21.10 plus local VAT (Europe), and CN$31.99 (Canada) from the Windows Marketplace, accessible on any Windows Phone 7 handset or via the internet.  SlingPlayer Mobile for Windows Phone 7 can be purchased, downloaded, and installed in minutes. Initially, the software will be available only in English, with other languages to follow soon.