Sling Media, a wholly-owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation, has announced the availability of the SlingPlayer Mobile player for the Apple iPad. Available for purchase on the iTunes App Store, SlingPlayer Mobile software for iPad lets Slingbox owners extend their living room TV experience to their iPad and takes advantage of the iPad’s high-resolution, 9.7-inch LED-backlit display for great video quality.

The revamped program guide uses the iPad’s intuitive native interface, and a recent channels feature puts a viewer’s recent channels at his fingertips.

When connected to a Slingbox SOLO or PRO-HD, the SlingPlayer Mobile software makes it easy to watch TV on the iPad. Slingbox owners with iPads can change channels, control their DVRs and watch their favorite shows anywhere they have an internet connection.

SlingPlayer Mobile for iPad is available now for U.S. $29.99.

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