Slingbox 500 gets My Media feature, morphs into a streaming box

While the Slingbox 500 lets you place-shift and sync media from your iOS or Android devices, it's a shame it hasn't been able to play other media, too, since it's parked beside your TV. Slingbox thought so as well, and announced the My Media feature way back in January that would bring video and photo playback to that device and its Slingbox 350 cousin. It's finally arrived via a firmware update, and you'll now be able to check out video and images in most formats from FAT32 or NTFS drives under 3TB in size. Also included are better streaming via iOS devices, improved SlingSync transfer speeds and minor bug fixes. It should be arriving for the Slingbox 350 soon, so if you're hoping to declutter a bit, check your device to grab it.