Slingbox Improves Streaming Throughput 300%

Sling BoxThe Slingbox crew just released version 1.05 (beta) of Sling Player, the PC desktop client for controlling and watching your video feed.

Jeremy Toeman, VP of Product Management, elaborates on the update:

  • The geniuses in our engineering department have figured out how to squeeze even more throughput out of your network connections, which results in streaming improvements by as much as 300%.
  • We’re bringing your remote TV experience to a whole new dimension with these easy-to-use, fully customizable buttons that let you set up your favorite channels right in the SlingPlayer UI.
  • For TiVo, Replay, Echostar, Motorola, Scientific Atlanta, UltimateTV and other cable/satellite receivers, we have improved our IR code libraries and virtual remote controls.
  • Play around with all the input settings, including brightness, contrast, audio volumes and even hue.