Embedded SlingPlayer FAQ
How does Embedded SlingPlayer work?
Embedded SlingPlayer lets you put SlingPlayer into your own web site or blog, making it easy to watch your home TV, security camera, or baby camera directly from your web site. When you connect a Slingbox, you can watch and keep tabs on whatever device you have hooked to your Slingbox.
What can I do with Embedded SlingPlayer?
Which browsers and operating systems are supported?
What do I need to use Embedded SlingPlayer?
How do I install Embedded SlingPlayer?
- Choose the Launch Pad or Full Player code by clicking the appropriate option on the Embedded SlingPlayer page linked below. The Launch Pad is a widget you can embed in a blog with limited width. When clicked, a new window is launched with the SlingPlayer. The Full Player is proportionally embedded to make use of the entire web page for optimal viewing.
- Copy and paste the code into your blog or web page.
- Log in to your Sling account, select your Slingbox, and start watching your programming.
Why doesn't the Launch Pad work with my WordPress blog?
Where is the SlingPlayer Program Guide in Embedded SlingPlayer?
Is there a way to change the video quality and test the network speed?
You can quickly change the quality of your video by clicking the "Q" at the bottom of the Watch screen and choosing the desired setting. You can also test the network speed from here.
If you select Test network speed, you see the following screen:
When the testing is done, the connection speed test results are shown, along with the recommended video quality. Click Apply to apply the change to the video quality, Retest to rerun the speed test, or Dismiss to leave the settings as is.
What settings can I change in Embedded SlingPlayer?
You can choose to log out from your Sling Account, automatically connect to the last Slingbox, reset your preferences, or view the version number for this version of SlingPlayer.
How can I access advanced information about how SlingPlayer is connecting to my network?
While streaming and not in full screen mode, press Shift+Q on your computer keyboard to display the advanced streaming statistics window, which shows the connection type, current bitrate, average bandwidth, firmware version number, and other information:
Put SlingPlayer into your own web site or blog.
When setting up your Slingbox using Slingbox.com, your computer may have difficulty locating your Slingbox due to the potential impact of third-party Internet security, firewall software, or browser plug-ins.
Confused about which versions of the SlingPlayer software work with your Slingbox? Here's a helpful guide to compatibility.