At long last, SlingBox owners who have an iPhone may soon be able to watch live TV that's streamed over
"We're thrilled," said
"We look forward to reviewing it," Muller said.
Sling's technology allows consumers to watch the same live and recorded television programs they could see in their living rooms while they are away from home. Consumers can watch the programs using a PC or on many different kinds of mobile phones using either a Web browser or the company's SlingPlayer program.
Sling developed its iPhone application last year, but Apple barred the program from receiving signals over
The matter caught the attention of federal regulators last summer. Prompted by Apple's refusal to approve
"We wanted to make sure that we looked at the app thoroughly (to make sure) that it does not pose a problem in terms of congestion," Siegel said.
But Sling's technology has long had the ability to
adjust the amount of bandwidth it uses depending on network conditions.
And that technology has been used for years by SlingPlayers running on
"Logic says it must have had some effect," he said.
In order to use the application at home, consumers will have to have one of the company's SlingBoxes attached to a set-top box or DVR.
SOURCE: San Jose Mercury News. Distributed by McClatchy-Tribune Information Services (c) 2010.