Sling Media is scrambling to address service issues that have left many of the company’s users unable to access their Slingbox video streamers during the past several days.
Sling said on Friday that it was working on fixing the array of issues plaguing its streaming service, and it now says that it’s made some changes that “seem to have addressed many of the problems, were the result of a data migration process that, while carefully planned for a long time, still had a number of unexpected problems”.
For the uninitiated, Slingbox is a “placeshifting device.” Connect it to a video source (cable or satellite box, DVR, TV antenna, and so forth), and the Slingbox digitizes the video output for access on a wide variety of PCs and smartphones–essentially allowing access to your home TV anywhere you can access the Internet. At least, that’s the case when Sling’s service is working properly.
If you’re a Slingbox owner, share your experiences in the comments below.