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SlingPlayer for iPad now available [update: does not work with PRO]

Dave Caolo , @davidcaolo

Just a week after the teaser video was released, SlingPlayer for iPad (US$29.99) is officially available. This app lets you stream anything that comes from your Slingbox SOLO, PRO, or PRO-HD to and iPad via Wi-Fi or 3G. Thirty bucks is kind of high, and the app isn't universal so you're looking at sixty bucks if you want to toss an iPhone into the mix.

Note that the Slingbox Classic, AV, PRO and TUNER are not supported for use with SlingPlayer Mobile. If you own one of those you're not completely out of luck; you can take advantage of an upgrade offer to save $50 on a new Slingbox SOLO or Slingbox PRO-HD.

[Updated regarding Slingbox PRO compatibility. The app description from Sling suggests that the app is compatible with the Slingbox PRO when used on the iPad, but our readers report differently. We apologize for any confusion, and we are contacting Sling to find out what, if anything, they intend to do to compensate PRO owners who bought the app in error.]

For six years, Dave worked as the IT Director of a Mac-friendly, residential school in rural Massachusetts and has been writing for the Web professionally since 2001. Today, Dave is an editor at TUAW where he's blogged since 2004. He's also the author of two books from FT Press: Using Your iPad as a Business Productivity Tool and Using Your iPhone as a Business Productivity Tool.

Dave believes that technology has the power to improve our life at its most important moments, and explores that conviction every day. 

A native of Scranton, Pa (Yes, just like on The Office), Dave moved to Cape Cod, Ma in 1994. When he's not writing, Dave can be found kayaking, rooting for the Boston Red Sox and spending time with his wife, two kids and Boston Terrier, Batgirl.