The new SlingPlayer app allows you to watch live tv, and record DVR, right from your Kindle Fire Amazon tablet.
Just in case you don’t already have enough content to consume on your new Kindle Fire slate, then how about adding some live TV and DVR recording capabilities to boot?
I know, as an Amazon Prime subscriber, the unlimited consumption of “pre recorded” TV shows and movies is great and all, but what about watching the Super Bowl live on your Kindle Fire? That’s what the new SlingPlayer app for Kindle Fire can do for you.
According to one source, in order to start watching TV shows on your Kindle Fire (like As The World Turns during your lunch break), you’re going to need the Slingbox SOLO ($147.87 on Amazon) or Slingbox PRO-HD ($259.18 on Amazon) connected to your home set-top box, as well as the SlingPlayer app.
But who cares about paying for all those extra goodies when you know you can bring live TV to your Kindle Fire. And to make it all happen, all you need a is a WiFi connection. This is good because, after all, that’s all you have on the Kindle Fire.
What do you think? Are you going to be hooking up your Kindle Fire with SlingPlayer app in order to watch live TV on your new slate?
The cool thing about SlingPlayer is that you’ll also be able to change channels and access your DVR through the Kindle Fire touchscreen interface. But you are still subject to television provider for whatever channels you actually end up watching on your tablet.
And as I already mentioned, since Kindle Fire lacks 3G, you’ll be limited with SlingPlayer to only WiFi connectivity for watching TV shows. But that shouldn’t be much of a problem considering you probably already have WiFi where you live.
Video demo of SlingPlayer for Kindle Fire