Android phone owners with Slingbox streaming hubs in their homes could soon be watching DVDs, TV and stored content on their handsets, with the news that an app for the smartphones is on its way.
Sling Media used an expo in the US to provide the press with demonstrations as to how Slingplayer Android would work. It also said that the app could be on the Android Market by the middle of the year.
There is already an iPhone version of the Slingplayer app and if users have their mobile connected to a 3G or Wi-Fi connection, the software will let them watch and listen to media from any of the devices connected to the Slingbox at home.
This includes content stored on a PVR set top box, a DVD player or even a networked PC.
The iPhone version of Slingplayer costs £17.99 to download, so when the Android edition arrives expect a similarly high price tag.
Sling Media showed the Slingplayer Android app working on both the Google Nexus One and the Motorola Milestone.
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