Sling Media has released its SlingPlayer Mobile Wi-Fi application for iPhone and iPod touch customers across Europe, the company announced at IBC in Amsterdam. 

The SlingPlayer Mobile Wi-Fi application is now available in 16 additional countries – including France, Germany, Spain and Italy.  The application was first made available to iPhone and iPod touch customers in the US, Canada and the UK in May 2009. It is a companion application to the company’s presently discounted (on Amazon) Slingbox range. 

“We are disappointed that Apple has not yet approved the 3G version of the SlingPlayer Mobile application for iPhone and iPod customers outside the US,” said John Gilmore, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Sling Media. 

“However, we are very excited to launch the Wi-Fi version. It gives our European customers access to the full spectrum of viewing choices on their iPhone or iPod touch when connected to a Wi-Fi network – the ability to watch and control both their live TV from home (local channels, local sports, video-on-demand and pay-per-view) as well as their home digital video recorder (DVR).”

When your iPhone or iPod touch is connected to a Wi-Fi network, the SlingPlayer Mobile software application connects to your Slingbox at home, enabling you to watch and control your home TV.  You can change TV channels, control your DVR, and watch shows on your iPhone or iPod touch. 

The SlingPlayer Mobile Wi-Fi application is now available in the following countries:
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,  the United Kingdom and the United States.

Pricing is as follows:
Australia                      AUS$36.99
Canada                       CN$29.99
Denmark                     Kr179.00
Euro Zone                   €23.99
Israel                           $29.99
Norway                       Kr165.00
Sweden                        Kr229.00
Switzerland                  SFr33.00
UK                              £17.99
US                               $29.99

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