The Sling-powered Arris MS4000 media streamer has found its first home(s). Regional cable providers Comporium and Service Electric are now offering up these transcoding boxes to their customers for both in-home and mobile streaming. Ideally, this sort of service is resident within one’s DVR, à la TiVo Roamio or DISH Hopper, but this accessory provides an efficient way to retrofit existing Moxi Whole Home DVR hardware. And, unlike an agnostic retail Slingbox, given tighter MS4000 integration with the source tuners, up to 4 concurrent streams can be broadcast.
I’d assumed all operators would go with a monthly rental, as RCN does with the TiVo Stream, yet Service Electric has decided to provide streaming services via a single flat fee:
SE Next Everywhere … $159.95
- With ”SE Next Everywhere” you have the ability to watch everything on TV -LIVE!- on any mobile device (tablet, phone, PC and Mac) from everywhere… home, around town or across the world.
- PLUS control and view programs on your DVR from anywhere.
- Requirements and Special Notes:
- SE Next Everywhere is a one-time only fee of $159.95 and can be purchased by calling Cable Products Direct at 954-427-2192
- Requires a Whole Home DVR Base System.
- Requires the SE Next App