SlingPlayer Launched On Symbian Mobiles

Platform arrives on world's most popular handset OS.

Since its launch SlingPlayer has been a revelation and now it is expanding its reach even further.

This week sees Sling Media announce ‘SlingPlayer Mobile’ for UIQ and also give notice of a new version of SlingPlayer Mobile for S60 in the spring.

As with other variants of the software, SlingPlayer Mobile for UIQ enables users to stream and control their home TVs using the portable interface.

“We are excited to expand our support for Symbian smartphones, providing customers with the best possible mobile TV experience. With over two-and-a-half billion global 3G and Wi-Fi connections the market potential for mobile TV is huge,” said Blake Krikorian, co-founder and CEO of Sling Media. “In order to meet this growing desire for mobile TV, we will continue to expand the availability of SlingPlayer Mobile to as many platforms and devices as possible. Adding SlingPlayer Mobile to such a cutting edge platform as UIQ on Symbian OS is a great step forward in expanding user accessibility to their home TV set-up.”

Sling Media has published a full list of supported platforms, but in short what this means is if you own a PC or Mac as well as a UIQ, Symbian S60, Palm OS or Windows Mobile-based smartphone you can get access anywhere you have an Internet connection.

Notable by their absence, support for the Sony Ericsson P1i, Sony Ericsson P990i, Sony Ericsson W960i, Sony Ericsson W950i, Sony Ericsson M600i and Motorola MOTORIZR Z8 is expected to follow soon after launch.

Use of SlingPlayer Mobile will incur a one-off charge of £19.99 then you’re good to go meaning we can go from a nation of couch potatoes to a nation of non-specific-geographical potatoes. Gotta love progress…

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