Sling Media Sling Player mobile app welcomed back on AT&T-powered iPhones

February 4, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

In a definite U-turn on its earlier agenda of denying iPhone users the ability of streaming Sling over 3G, AT&T has gone back on the decision. The wireless network has now decided to support Sling Media’s SlingPlayer Mobile app over its 3G mobile broadband network.

The carrier is believed to have been testing the application for more than a month now. It has finally come to the conclusion that the optimized Sling Media app can hop on to the 3G network.

The decision, in the meanwhile, has left people at Sling Media Inc excited. For them, the new decision by AT&T comes as an approval of the SlingPlayer Mobile app on AT&T’s 3G network. The company believes that SlingPlayer Mobile on AT&T’s 3G network would provide users with an astounding experience of watching television even while on the move.

With the decision now final, AT&T is also looking at the space for more players to come in. An AT&T official has been quoted as looking forward to collaborating with other developers so that mobile customers can access a wider, more bandwidth-sensitive, and powerful range of applications in the future. It is a welcome fact that the decision to allow Sling streaming on the Apple device on AT&T also makes sure that all apps are optimized for the carrier’s 3G network.

Look out for the moment when the updated version of SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone, with 3G streaming capability, goes online on the App Store so that it is ready for download.

(Via MarketWatch.  Image via SlashGear)

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