Sling Media Launches A Roku Channel And A New iPad App, With Windows 8.1 App On Its Way

TechCrunch

Sling Media is trying to make place-shifted content available in more places and on more devices, now launching a Roku channel that will allow customers to stream live content to another TV and control that experience with their mobile phones. The company is also releasing a new iPad app that will allow them to take TV with them wherever they go.

SlingPlayer 3.0 is the newest client for iPad, providing a new interface for discovering and viewing place-shifted TV on the tablet. The app provides a new split-screen navigation feature that allows viewers to browse through other shows, get more information about what they’re watching, and engage with other viewers through an integrated Twitter channel. Along with the built-in social media conversations, the app also allows viewers to discover content based on what they’ve liked on other networks.

Since so much of Sling’s viewing is live, and focused on sports…

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