Sling Media has updated its SlingPlayer iPhone app to feature "high-quality streaming," the company said, though it didn't provide exact resolution for the new offering.
There are some limitations with the addition of high-quality streaming in SlingPlayer Mobile version 2.0 for the iPhone. Sling said that to take advantage of high-quality streaming, users will need an 800 kilobits per second download speed over Wi-Fi and a 500Kbps speed on 3G. The company also said that "users with the Slingbox Classic, Tuner, AV, and Pro can stream with this update, but they can't use the high-quality video mode." High-quality video is available only on the Slingbox Solo or a Slingbox Pro-HD.
In addition, the update has added a new program guide. It allows users to see DVR listings, schedule recordings, and see shows that are airing at that time.