The world of entertainment is now more portable than ever. There are so many devices, sites, and apps that it can make your head spin. The constant for me, though thick and thin, good and bad, is always my cable TV at home. And from my cable TV…all of the shows I have recorded on my DVR. My DVR is chock full of my favorites. I have shows I’ve been loving for years, like Supernatural and Game of Thrones. I have all my new shows that I love or am deciding if I love, like Originals, Outlander, and Empire.
The DVR is awesome, but I travel so much that it gets absolutely LOADED up…and it gives me massive anxiety. Then the kids tape random shows and movies…on HD…um, what? I can’t take it when it goes above 50%, and it seems to always be way up that.. I can’t.
The main drawback with my DVR, and to cable TV in general, is clearly that I am limited in where you can access all that good stuff. It’s at home and when I’m in a hotel room, that’s not the most helpful situation. All of my iPhones, iPads, and car-based DVD players do me no good!! No good at all!! I’m left with angst. Nothing but angst.
Well, I have found the solution…and it is magical. It’s the Slingbox 500, and it’s spectacular. This truly amazing device lets you stream programming directly from your cable box to your computer, tablet or smartphone.The Slingbox lets you watch live and recorded shows, movies and sports. It’s unreal. It’s insane. It’s like a gift from the Heavens.
You’re already paying a ton for cable and are loading up that DVR with goodies, so why not make the most of it and stream that stuff through a single interface and watch them on your phone, tablet, computers and other TVs? To top it off, there’s no extra cable subscription and no monthly fees. This is a-maze-ing!
Check out how it works right here:
Ok, so you are not quite sold. You say your cable provider offers apps and all of that. Oh, really? Well check this out:
I think I just blew your mind. I know my mind was blown when I first found out about this and started to experience it on one of my business trips. It was great, and made such a difference. I know it’s crazy, but it put that little part of my mind at ease. Hey, anything helps, right? This is the ONLY way to get 100% access to all that your cable subscription has to offer on the go.
If you actually need more convincing, here’s a list of Slingbox 500 features:
- Watch and control 100% of the TV you already pay for on a tablet*, phone*, PC, or Mac with unlimited free apps
- View and manage DVR recordings
- Home TV interface via HDMI with live sports stats and a gallery view for easy program discovery
- Sort by program genre or set up favorites
- Integrated YouTube app and YouTube Web Gallery with top-trending videos
- Get contextual YouTube recommendations, based on the show you’re watching, at the touch of a button
- Watch on a second TV anywhere via Apple TV®, Chromecast®, Fire TV®, or Roku®*
- Access to thousands of movies with Blockbuster On Demand
- Connect via WiFi or Ethernet
- HDMI, component, and composite in/out
- Easy and quick setup on your TV screen with free live video assistance
- Absolutely no monthly fees
What do you think now? It’s a pretty awesome setup. I didn’t think I needed this until I got it. Now I’m obsessed. It’s like getting a mani/pedi or drinking a Trenta Black Tea Lemonade, sort of. It’s amazing what this small little box can do. See for yourself and give it a shot. I doubt you’ll be sorry.
To find out more about how Slingbox can change your life and relieve overloaded DVR disorder (is that a thing?), please check out:
This is a sponsored post with Slingbox. Lady and the Blog LLC received compensation, but all love shown in this review is my 100% own.
*Slingplayer for mobile devices is required. Available for free in the Apple App Store, Google Play, Amazon Appstore, and Windows Store.