Every last Slingbox will become a brick in two years

Slingbox M1

If you’re like us, you probably haven’t thought about the Slingbox in a good long while; the idea of beaming your own TV over the internet has largely been replaced by streaming TV services, even if watch-anywhere DVRs like the Fire TV Recast do still exist. But if you are still relying on a Slingbox of your very own, you’re officially on notice: Dish subsidiary Sling Media is discontinuing all Slingbox products and will permanently shut down the Slingbox servers on or around November 9th, 2022.

Why now? Please enjoy this illuminating explanation:

Screenshot of Sling’s FAQ

Right then!

The company’s also nixing a variety of its SlingPlayer apps, including its app for Windows Phone, which… it’s been a while since…

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