When the original Slingbox came along, it was just about the only way to stream TV to your PC or phone. Today, after years without any new hardware, Sling has shipped two new models, and even in the era of Netflix and Hulu, they have their place. Hook one up to your cable or satellite setup — a process that’s easier than in the past — and you can send HD video across the Internet to PCs and Macs, and (with extra-cost apps) to iPhones, iPads, Android devices and Windows Phones. The $299 Slingbox 500 also lets you use your HDTV to view photos stored on your iPhone or Android phone; with upcoming software updates, it will let you sling videos and display content stored on USB devices plugged directly into the Slingbox.
Next FoxLv2 Speaker