This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Slingbox. All opinions are 100% mine.
There’s two minutes left in the fourth quarter, and the Eagles are on the 15-yard line, down by 6 points. All of a sudden, your dog starts barking like crazy because he has to go out. Do you take him out and risk missing the end of the game, or risk him peeing on the carpet?
Or maybe your wife drags you to the mall to pick up a few things, and two hours later you’re still out while the Eagles/Cowboys game kicks off. “Can we hurry it up honey, the game’s starting!”
Unfortunately, I have been in both of these situations more times than I’d like to admit, but I’ve finally found a solution in the Slingbox 500. It’s a small device that sits between your cable box and your TV that allows you to stream live and recorded shows, movies and sports to your phone, tablet, or laptop.
Essentially, the Slingbox500 takes the programming that’s coming from your cable box (whether it be live TV, something on your DVR, or Pay-Per-View), encodes it and then streams it through you Internet connection to the device of your choosing.
Setting up the Slingbox couldn’t have been easier, you simply connect it to your set-top box and TV, connect to your WiFi network (or run a wired connection to your router), and follow the on-screen instructions. I was up and running in 15 minutes or less!
Now I can watch SportsCenter on the go, catch up on shows on my DVR when I’m waiting for a connection at the airport, and entertain myself in the car when my wife is taking too long in Ulta.
Another huge benefit is that you can watch your favorite sports teams no matter where you are. As a frequent traveler, I often have to deal with local blackouts. But since the Slingbox is connected to your TV back home, you can watch all of your local sports as if you were there!
Other features included with the Slingbox 500 include an easy-to-use program guide that lets you find exactly what you want to watch, a portal to access YouTube videos from a variety of different sites including ESPN, and the ability to see live sports scores and stats as you’re watching the game. The Slingbox is a must-have for the ultimate sports fan.
If you’re ready to change the way that you watch TV, you can purchase the Slingbox 500 for $299 by visiting slingbox.com or heading on over to your local Best Buy. Once you start Slinging, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it!