May, 05 2010

Back in March, we heard at gdgt Live that Sling Media would be bringing out a version of their app for Android. SlingPlayer Mobile allows users to watch their television on their phone over a 3G connection (granted they have a SlingPlayer box in their home). They’d announced summer to be its landing date, and it sounds like they’re right on track: the app has just gone into private beta. The information comes to us through a tipster (who shall remain anonymous) that received an email damning them to hell if they were to share this information with the public.

Hi ,

The wait is finally over! A new private beta is available for the SlingPlayer Mobile for Android. Since your beta profile is a good match for testing, you have the opportunity to join the new beta program.

Please note this is a special invitation so do not share this email or the below URL with anyone else. Also, do not mention you received an invitation, that the beta is starting, or anything that’s related. Due to the overwhelming demand for this program, we’d like to keep things as quiet as possible. Just think of it as a secret club! ;)

slingplayer-mobile-iphone

So maybe they weren’t that harsh in threatening them, but they do insist on keeping this as much of a secret as possible. Unfortunately, our readers and tipsters are just way too awesome to keep this kind of stuff from us as soon as they get their hands on it. For that, we thank you (really, we wanted to send some M&Ms for your help, but anonymity forces our hand from doing so).