The honeymoon is over, folks, so
if you aren't already among the proud army of Slingbox owners you're gonna need to shell out $30 for the mobile client
software if/when you decide to become a Sling Media customer.
As of today, the company's SlingPlayer Mobile
app has officially transformed from a beta into a commercial
product, although this means little to customers who purchased their 'box prior to April 26th, as they are entitled to a
free copy of the current Windows Mobile version, the upcoming Windows Smartphone version, and, according to Sling's
website, versions for "additional mobile platforms and operating systems" when they become available. In case
you're not a semi-frequent reader of this site, or another excellent destination called Engadget, SlingPlayer Mobile is a bit of software that allows Slingbox owners to
watch and listen to both live and recorded content from their home theaters on any broadband-enabled, Windows Mobile
2003 Second Edition- or WM5-powered device.