We love it when two great things come together as one, like rum and Coke. Less intoxicating but every bit as delicious is D-Link's announcement that Boxee Box now supports the SlingPlayer app. With this app, Sling Solo or Pro-HD owners will be able to use their Boxee Box to control their cable box, satellite receiver, DVR, or DVD player from anywhere in the world.
Users are also able to program their DVR and access DVR content, as well as stream programming in 1080i to Boxee via the SlingPlayer app.
"The addition of SlingPlayer greatly expands the content and capabilities of the Boxee Box by D-Link and brings today's connected home to yet another level," said Daniel Kelley, associate vice president, Marketing, D-Link North America. "Missing your favorite show or game is a thing of the past. With SlingPlayer, people can easily enjoy and access their TV content with the ultimate convenience, from changing the channel to controlling the DVR."
Once installed, the SlingPlayer app shows up in the app menu is accessible via the Boxee Box remote control. It features Sling Media's new program guide designed to make it easier to browse content and change channels, D-Link says.
"We think it’s a pretty killer combination. Whether you’re a parent looking for a present for your college student (free cable from home), or just looking to equip a second room or vacation house with more entertainment, then Boxee + Sling are a great way to go," the Boxee Box team said in a blog post.