SlingPlayer app for iPhone will be available on the App Store on Wednesday morning, according to a Sling spokesman. Unfortunately, since the company advises a 3G connection (or at least, EDGE) preferred to enjoy mobile SlingPlayer, this version is only working with Wi-Fi connection.
Sling uses an internet media bridge to stream TV or recorded video from a user’s home to any compatible device like mobile phone.
According to Wired.com:
Sling originally submitted its SlingPlayer app, the software had the ability to stream video over the iPhone’s 3G, EDGE and Wi-Fi connections. However, Apple required Sling to modify the app to work with Wi-Fi only, according to Sling.
It’s reported that a 3G-capable SlingPlayer for iPhone would violate AT&T’s terms of service and could potentially strain AT&T’s 3g network. But it’s a bit weird since other AT&T devices like the BlackBerry Bold supports a 3G-capable SlingPlayer app.
The SlingPlayer app will be available for $30 in the App Store between midnight and 6 a.m. ET Wednesday.