The Gold Box deal of the day at Amazon is the Sling Media SlingBox 350 live TV streamer for only $69.99 shipped. That’s $110 off the original list price, $12 less than our previous mention, and the lowest Amazon has ever sold it for.
The Slingbox 350 lets you watch cable in real time on your laptop, tablet, or smartphone from almost anywhere. There are no monthly fees, however it does require the Slingplayer app that you can get through iTunes or Google Play. You can even watch on a second TV anywhere via Apple TV, Chromecast, and Roku.
The Slingbox 350 only supports ethernet connectivity so you’ll need a wireless bridge if your HDTV is far from your router. Sling Media recommends the Neatgear Universal Wi-Fi Internet Adapter (WNCE2001) and Netgear 3DHD Wireless Home Theater Networking Kit (WNHDB3004), but an Apple Airport Express will also do the trick. Note: The SlingBox M1 has replaced the 350 in Sling Media’s current product line-up.
Amazon customers gave it 4/5 stars and left great reviews.
SLINGBOX 350 TURNS YOUR TABLET, SMARTPHONE OR LAPTOP INTO A TV.
The Slingbox is the only way to take your living room TV experience with you wherever you go. Many companies say they can give you TV Anywhere, but make sure you read fine print – some don’t work unless you are on Wi-Fi, while others only have small number of channels when you leave your house. And most of them don’t work if you travel internationally.
Only Slingbox gives you control of all of your channels and all your shows, live or recorded on your DVR, plus On Demand, anywhere there is an Internet connection.
PRIMETIME IS SOCIAL TIME
Like you, we love being able to sit down and catch up on shows we’ve missed on Amazon Instant, Netflix or Hulu. But sometimes, shows demand to be watched live – and only Slingbox give you all your live TV anywhere, anytime. Final episodes. Award ceremonies. Live reality shows. And if you don’t watch it, you’ll hear about it on the social networks. Stop worrying about people on Twitter and Facebook spoiling the ending or who won best comedy just because you weren’t at home.
Be the one to spoil it for everyone else.
REQUIRED FOR THE SPORTS FAN
Getting live games when you’re away from home can be a frustrating experience. Some services give you every game, except for your local team, which, for some reason, is blacked out. Others can show you the game you want on everything EXCEPT your mobile devices.
Keeping track of what you can watch on which device shouldn’t be this complicated. With a Slingbox, you know you will be able to watch all of the games on all the channels you subscribe to, on your tablet, smartphone or laptop – without extra monthly fees.
PUT LIVE TV IN YOUR STREAMING MEDIA DEVICE
You know that having a Slingbox will let you watch your TV anywhere, but did you know you can also watch it on a streaming device hooked up to your big screen TV? Be able to watch your cable or satellite subscription at your vacation home or in that TV in the bedroom or basement. All without extra monthly fees.