Right now, Slingbox owners need to use the company's proprietary software to access their television, but Sling.com will allow them to watch their live TV streams and saved content in a standard web browser via a special plug-in – which unfortunately for Linux and Mac users runs only on Windows-based PC's at the moment. Of course, you also need a decent high-speed Internet connection at home to enjoy watching your Slingbox streams through the site.
All in all, Sling.com still has a ways to go if it wants to unseat Hulu as the top choice for online video streaming, but hopefully it will continue to introduce new content and perhaps even the ability to stream such content to a Slingbox set-top box.
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