Years ago, Sling Media introduced a new line of products that were truly revolutionary. By encoding TV into digital streams and then slinging them over the Internet, Sling changed the way viewers thought about TV. With a Slingbox, users could for the first time take live TV with them, anywhere they went. It was beautiful.
It’s been about five years since Echostar acquired Sling Media, but the company — which revolutionized place-shifting technology that allows users to stream live TV anywhere, on PCs, mobile devices, and tablets — continues to innovate.
Late last year, it was reported that Microsoft, Apple and Google were all speaking to id8 Group R2 Studios Inc. about a potential acquisition of the startup, and now the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft has indeed sealed the deal. R2 is a home automation and entertainment media startup, founded by Blake Krikorian, former founder of Sling Media.
Tivo just announced that they have developed a sling box competitor that attaches to Tivo Premiers and streams content through an ethernet connection. This would be great if they supported anything other than iOS5.1+ operating systems.
Once this item is out, what are the chances that a developer would be able to mimic/hack the app for android use?
You are correct about the tty of course, but can you elaborate on it being "hackish" and having "noticeable overhead"?How is one conditional and one command in .bashrc more hackish that several scripts that use zenity dialogs and depend on various other tools? And what overhead is this?I only meant to suggest an alternative I felt was overlooked - but if you wish to sling
Fans of FOSS are already all too accustomed to the many barbs and insults Microsoft tends to sling at any free competitor, but one of the latest was so mystifying as to leave many Linux bloggers scratching their heads.