Continuing with my effort to have a Windows XP free house when we move, I realized that I will need a replacement for my Orb/Windows Media Center combination. I have been a user of Orb since they launched last year. It has worked great for us, but it requires a Windows Media Center PC in order to stream TV across the internet. Since there won't be a Media Center PC in the new house, I loose my ability to use Orb.
In comes SlingBox - SlingBox replaces the Orb/Media Center combination and it enables you to stream your TV to any internet connected PC or windows mobile device.
Unfortunately, the SlingPlayer requires a Windows PC. Ahhhhrrr. The switching pains continues to add up.
SlingMedia needs to update their tagline to say "The only place you can't take your TV IS THE AFTERLIFE or your MAC OS/X Computer".
Can I install the SlingPlayer on an Apple Mac OS-based device?
Not yet, unfortunately. We just demonstrated a Mac version and expect it to be available in the first half of 2006. It will be fully compatible with the current Slingbox hardware.