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Sling Overhauls Its TV-Streaming App For iOS - Adds Roku Channel

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    Sling overhauls its TV-streaming app for iOS, adds Roku channel; Windows 8.1 app planned for December (click for full article)

    by Dana Wollman - Nov. 18, 2013

    -- Sling only refreshes its TV-streaming set-top boxes once every few years, and indeed, the current models only came out 13 months ago. So, it's a bit early for new hardware, but the company has at least been busy making over its family of apps. Today, Sling released an overhauled version of its iOS app (SlingPlayer 3.0), along with a brand new Sling channel for Roku players. Additionally, the company says it's coming out with a Windows 8.1 app, but that won't arrive until December.
     
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    Sling needs to update their web app for GTV in order for it to work with the Jellybean update. The current version in the GTV Spotlight section utilizes Flash. I wonder if they'll even bother with updating their GTV web app.

    They say strength is in numbers - that's why iOs and Roku got new Sling apps and GTV got nothing (yet). If GTV catches on and sells better - then app developers will have more incentive to design apps for GTV. But right now it's kind of like the "chicken or egg" quandry. GTV would sell better with more apps - but if it doesn't sell well app developers don't have much incentive to bother with GTV.
     
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