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SlingMedia launches beta of their video portal

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Oct 2008 14:09 User comments (2)

SlingMedia launches beta of their video portal Sling Media, the creators of the popular Slingbox media hub has announced the beta of their new video portal
The official email for beta testers goes like this:

Dear Sling Beta Team,

Sling Media is getting ready to roll out a private beta program for our new website, And you’re invited!

We really need your help banging on the site and providing feedback so we can improve some rough spots before we push a release to a broader audience.

Getting Started

- First, go to and click “REQUEST AN INVITE” on the right.
- Over the course of the next couple of days and weeks we’ll be sending out batches of invites to our beta team.
- When you get your invite, follow the link provided and you’ll be prompted to either create an account or update your existing Sling Account. Then you’ll be off and running.
- Please keep in mind, this is a US only test. Other users will be geo blocked unfortunately. Features is a new online video portal that will give users access to a premier library of content from top TV networks, movie studios, sports leagues and websites. Combining professional programming, editorial expertise and social networking features alongside easy and logical navigation.

In addition to premium on-demand video content from 60 partners (and counting), includes a preview of the web-based Slingplayer software for PC, allowing Slingbox owners to watch live TV directly within our website.

Your Feedback

We need your feedback so we’ve made it very simple. You’ll notice a “feedback” button on the right-hand side of every page in the site. Click it and use the tool to submit your feedback from any page quickly and directly.

Submit bugs, suggestions, usability issues, content problems, performance issues, etc. using the feedback tool and we’ll take it from there.

Your feedback is critical and we look forward to hearing from you as we launch the first of many phases of Please treat your account with the utmost confidentiality and do not share any information about with anyone outside the beta program.


The Team

The service is set to compete against established video portals such as Hulu, YouTube and Joost, but seems to have a leg up on the competition because Sling will offer direct access to content from over sixty current content partners. SlingBox owners can also access their TV directly from the portal.

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2 user comments

12.10.2008 15:15

It would be really cool if Slingbox users could share their streams with others, but I bet that would cause a whirlwind of trouble from the network execs!

25.10.2008 1:08

With the Slingbox, I connect it to my tv, then with my computer from wherever I am I can tune in and watch my tv on the computer, is this basically how it works? Thank you.

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