SlingPlayer 1.1 Approved To The App Store, 3G Streaming Still On Hold
After a teaser from SlingMedia that the next version of SlingPlayer for the iPhone would arrive with 3G streaming for non-US iPhones, many had thought Apple would turn over a new leaf in the App Store submission process. With the roll out of SlingPlayer 1.1, 3G streaming isn’t quite here, but will be arrive “imminently” according to SlingMedia.
The 1.1 update brings full 16x9 widescreen support for Slingbox SOLO, PRO, and PRO-HD users, DISH Remote Access integration, faster start and channel change and improved remote control interface. However, the 1.1 update is Wi-fi with some clarification from SlingMedia.
There has been some confusion lately regarding whether this version would have 3G in the rest of the world which I’d like to clear up. 1.1 was always Wi-Fi only. We submitted another version of the app that works on 3G that is intended for the rest of the world. We have not heard back from Apple on that app yet, and will keep you posted.
SlingPlayer for the iPhone was limited to Wi-Fi streaming after AT&T asked Apple to prevent Apps that consume massive amounts of bandwidth over the iPhone’s 3G connection. SlingMedia complied with Apple’s order just to submit its App to the App Store.