Mar 18 AT 4:13 PM Clark Wimberly 25 Comments

Sling shoots onto Android devices this Summer


Well, as you may have heard by now, Sling is on its way to Android. The other night at the gdgt live Austin we got a chance to see the live video streaming service in action.

The SlingPlayer app from Sling Media will play video from and allow you to control your home media center over 3G or WiFi. The app controls a Slingbox, a piece of hardware that sits in your home and relays your media to anywhere you’ve got signal. The app can change the channel and even control the DVR.

They had the SlingPlayer running on a Nexus One, a Motorola Droid, a Samsung Behold 2, and an iPhone. The Android UI wasn’t quite done but was expected to function similarly to the iPhone app.

They expect to be ready to launch by this Summer so we should be seeing some live video in your hand within just a few months.

Clark is a developer living in Austin, Texas. He runs ClarkLab, a small web firm with his wife, Angie. He's a big fan of usability, standards, and clean design.

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