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At first glance, $29.99 may seem like a whole heck of a lot to pay for a BlackBerry app, and it is. But is $29.99 too high a price to pay to bring your TV — including live broadcasts, recorded DVR shows, and OnDemand selections — with you where ever you are graced by a WiFi or 3G connection? SlingPlayer Mobile offers to bring the joys of anywhere-TV to your BlackBerry.
Of course, SlingPlayer Mobile requires you to have Sling Media’s SlingBox (did you ctach all that?). To put it simply, a SlingBox is a device that hooks up to your cable or satellite box and lets you stream your very own TV over the internet to any computer, anywhere using the company’s desktop software.
The software provides a virtual remote specific to your cable or satellite provider, allowing you to do virtually everything you can do when actually sitting in front of your TV — including scheduling and playing recorded DVR programs, launching OnDemand shows, and viewing the on-screen TV guide.
All of this goodness can also be accessed on your BlackBerry. The mobile software has a free 30-day trial, after which you will be required to shell out that $30 to continue to use the software. SlingBox’s mobile app lets users access multiple SlingBoxes, access a list of favorite channels, and easily control remote functions using your BlackBerry’s track pad or track ball.
Hit that play button for a closer look at SlingPlayer Mobile for BlackBerry.