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What browsers and systems are supported by Watch on Slingbox.com?

Confused about which browsers or computer platforms are supported by Watch on Slingbox.com and Setup on Slingbox.com? Here's a helpful guide to compatibility.

Mac OS X 64-bit browsers Safari Firefox Chrome
10.6.x "Snow Leopard" N/S N/S N/S
10.7.x "Lion" N/S N/S N/S
10.8.x "Mountain Lion" 6 (and above) 25 (and above) 30 (and above)
10.9.x "Mavericks" 6 (and above) 25 (and above) 30 (and above)
 
Windows 32-bit browsers Internet Explorer Firefox Chrome
XP N/S N/S N/S
Vista N/S N/S N/S
Windows 7 10 (and above) 25 (and above) 30 (and above)
Windows 8.x Desktop Mode 10 (and above) 25 (and above) 30 (and above)

N/S = Not Supported. This browser/system combination is not recommended for use.

Important Notes:

  • If you're looking at this page on a mobile device, go here to check out SlingPlayer!
  • Watch on Slingbox.com is supported in Windows 8 “Desktop Mode" only. For more information about our new dedicated SlingPlayer for Windows 8 for Tablets, Laptops and Convertibles, go here.
  • Mac OS X computers must have Intel processors to use Watch on Slingbox.com. 
  • Mac OS X users must run Firefox (and potentially other browsers) in 64-bit mode.
  • Do you own a DISH Network ViP®922, Hopper™ with Sling, or Hopper, ViP 722 or 722k HD DuoDVR® with a Sling Adapter? Follow this link for more information about what you need to get started:
    DISH Anywhere™ site

Related Information

Installing the SlingPlayer plug-in on OS X Mavericks

To allow SlingPlayer to run on OS X 10.9 Mavericks, you may need to perform a few extra steps to adjust your security settings when installing the plug-in.

Difficulty installing the SlingPlayer plug-in on Chrome

If you try to install or update the plug-in for Watch on Slingbox.com on Chrome, and you receive a message indicating that extensions can only be added from the Chrome Web Store as shown in yellow below, please follow the directions here to download the plug-in.

Some Windows browsers must run in 32-bit mode to work with Watch on Slingbox.com

The browser you use to access Watch on Slingbox.com must be running in 32-bit mode.

Which SlingPlayer software works with my Slingbox?

Confused about which versions of the SlingPlayer software work with your Slingbox? Here's a helpful guide to compatibility.

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