It was just over one year ago when I bought my Slingmedia Slingbox and started streaming my TV shows in my house and over the Internet. However, it wasn’t until just last week that I was able to stream that same video to my phone. Yep, I can watch live TV shows on my phone. And since I have a ReplayTV unit (just like TIVO but better in my opinion) I can watch my prerecorded shows on my Treo also. The best part is I don’t have to pay for a monthly service like MobiTV. Once you own the slingbox and the slingplayer watching TV is free on your phone (minus the data service charges – I recommend the unlimited data plan)
Here are the steps to get the SlingPlayer Mobile for Palm OS to work on your Treo650 Smartphone:
- Download the SlingPlayer Mobile for Palm on to your Treo650
- Purchase and install the Kinoma Player 4 EX – This version comes with the Treo 700+, but not the Treo 650
(The Kinoma Player contains the kinomaVideoMPEG4Lib.prc and the kinomaAACLib.prc codecs that are required by slingplayer to work)
- Turn off Bluetooth on the Treo650 – This prevents the Treo 650 from locking up (VERY IMPORTANT – hopefully this will be corrected in future releases)
- Launch the SlingPlayerMobile and add your slingbox to your directory and connect to it
Thanks to the SlingCommunity for the tips to get this working on the Treo 650.
The reception and clarity is obviously not as good as the newer phones which take advantage of the higher speed networks but it still does work great. Just read the posts on the SlingCommunity forum and see what others are saying. It has been a year in the making but I am finally happy that I can sling my TV to my phone anywhere at anytime.
What about you? Do you sling to your phone? Let me know by leaving a comment.