Belkin Launching @TV Placeshifter Next Month


Looking for a Slingbox alternative? Belkin could have you covered when they launch @TV next month. Like Slingbox, Belkin’s upcoming $150 hardware relays audio and video from your DVR or other set-top to computer or mobile around the house or anywhere the world. Computer and iPad or Android tablet viewing software will be free, but the smartphone client will run you $13.

While it’s not clear if this hardware actually streams in HD, it’s entirely apparent who’s producing the box for Belkin… as I turned up this very same Vulkano product via FCC filings last fall. Further, a quick Google search of “Belkin” and “Vulkano” points us to Android Marketplace and iTunes App Store clients (that have been active for months). Monsoon, the maker of Hava and Vulkano, has been down this OEM path before with Pinnacle and Linksys — and here’s to hoping they have better luck with Belkin’s brand awareness and retail shelf space. Assuming consumers are still interested in roll-your-own placeshifting given all the mobile media alternatives.


5 thoughts on “Belkin Launching @TV Placeshifter Next Month”

  1. I’m still interested in Sling-style devices. While I certainly stream more stuff via the various on demand apps, web sites and so forth there are still lots of things I can’t get via those methods. If I just want to watch a show the same night it airs for example, or virtually any sports, or any show where I’m w-a-y behind (I’m just catching up on Season 4 of Breaking Bad now, and still haven’t gotten around to watching Justified yet).

    And given the issues with Sling’s corporate parent, here’s hoping another device can gain a real foothold.

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