Sling Media have been talking about creating a version of their SlingPlayer software for the iPhone since April 2007, and the demand for just such an app hasn’t let up since. We heard rumors that the development team there were looking at the iPhone SDK and considering the possibilities, and now Dave Zatz from Sling has confirmed that, if they can satisfy the tech side, there’ll likely be a client release on the horizon.
“We were definitely one of those 100,000 who downloaded the iPhone SDK, which we’re currently evaluating. We know it’s a hot platform and we’ll see what our options are” Dave Zatz, Sling Media
Sling uses an internet media bridge to stream TV or recorded video from a user’s home, through their broadband connection, and to any compatible device; the company has clients for cellphones as well as desktop versions. Yet to be answered is how well the iPhone’s EDGE connection could deal with a Sling stream; usually the company advises a 3G connection when using a cellphone.