Chromecast To Get Slingbox Support ‘Soon’

Google Chromecast is about to get Slighbox support, according to a Techcrunch report today.

According to a forum posting by a Slingbox employee, Slingbox is working on supporting Chromecast and the feature will launch “soon” according to the well-placed Dave Zatz.

I had to do a bit of Googling to find out what Singbox does. If you are new to this service, here goes  a brief intro:

A Slingbox® connects to a video source, such as a set-top box, DVR, Blu-ray player, or security camera, and to a home network router. The Slingbox receives the video signal from the source, transcodes it into MPEG4, and transmits it over the network and out over the Internet. Or a set-top box, DVR, or other IP-enabled device embedded with Sling technology can eliminate the need for a separate piece of hardware (the Slingbox) and simplify installation.

If you have a second TV at home that you rarely use, connecting a Chromecast there and sending content from Slingshot will make a lot of sense.

via Techcrunch.

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