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Setup on Slingbox.com

Get help for Setup on Slingbox.com, our website for Slingbox configuration.

Note: If you have a Slingbox 500 or 350, you'll want to go here for setup and configuration help.

Popular Setup on Slingbox.com articles

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.

What's my Sling Account for?

Sling Accounts are an easy way to have your Slingbox info travel with you.

Windows ActiveX errors when installing the Watch on Slingbox.com plug-in

Are you seeing ActiveX errors when installing the Watch on Slingbox.com plug-in? Here are some things to try.

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.

Fixing "No video signal" problems with Setup on Slingbox.com

Getting a "No video signal" error? Take a look here for some help.

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Troubleshooting "Remote not working" errors during setup

Are you getting a "Remote not working" error message while trying to set up your Slingbox? Here's help!

Solving problems with Internet Viewing when using SlingCatcher or SlingPlayer

If you CAN connect to your Slingbox with Watch on Slingbox.com, but NOT with SlingPlayer on your mobile devices nor with SlingCatcher, follow these suggestions below.

Introducing Symbi

Let Symbi enhance your Slingbox experience, for free! Symbi is an easy-to-use free application that helps you answer your Slingbox and SlingPlayer questions, as well as maintain your PC.

What's my Sling Account for?

Sling Accounts are an easy way to have your Slingbox info travel with you.

We've found your Slingbox, so let's get started

Before you start configuring your Slingbox:

We've found your Slingbox, so let's get started

Before you start configuring your Slingbox:

Windows ActiveX errors when installing the Watch on Slingbox.com plug-in

Are you seeing ActiveX errors when installing the Watch on Slingbox.com plug-in? Here are some things to try.

How to upload custom remote .BIN files

Here are step-by-step instructions for using the new Watch on Slingbox.com or the old Setup on Slingbox.com to upload a custom remote control using a .BIN file that you've created yourself, or obtained from a trusted source.

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.

Fixing "No video signal" problems with Setup on Slingbox.com

Getting a "No video signal" error? Take a look here for some help.

How to find the Internet Plug-Ins folder on Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) and above

Running Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) or above? If you have problems while using Setup on Slingbox.com or Watch on Slingbox.com, check this article out!

Errors installing the SlingPlayer plug-in on Windows

If you're a Windows user and continually see "Please close Internet Explorer and continue installation" when trying to install or update the SlingPlayer plug-in, try these steps to resolve the issue.

What's Universal Plug and Play?

I mean, it just sounds cool. What is it and what does it do for my Slingbox?

Lack of audio on your computer can prevent Watch on Slingbox.com from streaming

If audio isn't working on your computer, in very rare cases it can prevent Watch on Slingbox.com from streaming.

How to obtain a Slingbox's Line up ID

Looking for your Slingbox's Line up ID? Here's how to find it.

Connecting to your network

Here are some helpful tips and tricks for hooking up your Slingbox to your home network.

I used to be able to control my TV with SlingPlayer or Watch on Slingbox.com. Now it doesn't work. What's wrong?

Here are some things to check if this happens to you!

All about your Sling Account

Here's basic information on what your Sling Account can do for you.

Some Internet security and personal firewall software may interfere with your Slingbox setup or SlingPlayer

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.

Items that you need to begin watching your TV with a Slingbox

Here's everything you need to get started watching your TV from anywhere using a Slingbox.

Adding another audio video source

If there are available input ports on the back of your Slingbox, you can connect additional audio video sources. SlingPlayer gives you the option of switching between input sources while you're watching your TV.

Internet Viewing Picture Quality: Some common reasons for poor picture quality

Sometimes when you're watching your TV with your Slingbox, you wish that the picture quality could be better. What to do?

Solving general problems with Internet Viewing - look here first

Having trouble with Internet Viewing? Let's see what we can do to help.

If you lose some of your digital TV stations and rescanning doesn't bring them back, "double rescanning" may help.

If you've set up your Slingbox and then some TV stations "disappear" (and normal rescanning doesn't bring them back), here's an advanced technique to fix the problem.

Manually configure network settings

If you're not sure what network settings you should use, check your router's documentation.

We've found your Slingbox, so let's get started

Before you start configuring your Slingbox:

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.

What do I need to use Watch on Slingbox.com?

To use Watch on Slingbox.com, you need a few simple things.

How do I install the Watch on Slingbox.com plug-in? How do I remove it?

Need to install or remove the Watch on Slingbox.com plug-in? Here's how.

What's port forwarding/port mapping?

How does SlingPlayer connect to your Slingbox when you're out and about and you want to watch your TV? It uses a technique called port forwarding.

What's a Slingbox ID? (Also known as "Finder ID" or "Slingbox Finder ID")

Here's what the Slingbox ID is, and how you can find yours.

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