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I was helping my brother setup a SlingBox last night and had one of those, “Wouldn’t it be cool if I could…?” moments. As a programmer, this begs the question, “where is the API?”

After looking around a bit, it doesn’t appear as though Sling has a published API out (yet?). You can write skins for the SlingPlayer, but not much else.


TiVo has one. TiVo is great. 🙂


Written by Nelson

February 9, 2007 at 10:50 am

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  1. If you haven’t seen it before, take a look at http://orb.com. It’s somewhat of a software based slingbox. In their 1.0 product i believe there was a plugin API. Not sure about their new product, though.


    February 9, 2007 at 3:38 pm

  2. so what was your epiphany?


    February 9, 2007 at 3:51 pm

  3. Orb looks pretty cool… and it’s free?!? I’ll check it out. Thanks.


    February 9, 2007 at 5:58 pm

  4. I wanted to see if it’s possible to grab onto their signal and push it to another TV, rather than your computer.

    Seems like they have a hardware piece that does this, called SlingCatcher?


    February 9, 2007 at 6:13 pm

  5. This would require some hardware of course… grabbing the stream, converting it to a component out. Also, sending signals to the Sling to control the TiVo or whatever.


    February 9, 2007 at 6:22 pm

  6. You will probably never see an API for the Slingplayer. Too much worry over lawsuits on Sling Media’s part.

    My question is what do you think “Would be cool” to do with it. The SlingCatcher should take care of the TV problem. Course you can do that already if you want to hook a PC or Laptop to your TV.

    I have released a new Skin tutorial is you want to make new skins.
    But don’t think of it as just changing skin colors. You can move or remove buttons. Change their looks and a whole lot more.
    I am not trying to promote my blog, but if interested in how it works, you should check out the tutorial.


    May 14, 2007 at 1:31 am

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