Aggravating app and service I hate the way this app kills your battery if you leave it in the background. What the hell is it doing if I'm not using it? Now the Chromecast icon doesn't show up anymore. The company must going out of business
This app, in concert with my Slingbox M2, is supposed to work natively with Google Home (Chromecast). Sling claims Chromecast is supported from Android. However, the cast icon does not appear in the app. Ever. And the Slingplayer app is not listed as a supported app within Google Home. There are workarounds that involve launching other casting apps then "hijacking" the cast with the Slingplayer app (google it), but this is several extra steps and unreliable. Judging by forum posts, this has been a known issue for months, yet they continue to insist the app natively supports Chromecast and refuse to acknowledge any issue. I would easily bump this to a 4 or 5 if they bothered to fix, or at least admit, the problem. But it's bordering on fraudulent at thus point.
FIX THE CHROMECAST PROBLEM! This issue is very well known, they've made a ton of money by selling an addon application that doesn't function as advertised in addition to the annoying as hell advertisements on the desktop version. They milk their customers but don't support them. Fix it. It's been an issue since it came out. READ YOUR REVIEWS AND YOUR FORUMS!
Sling Media & Dish parent co. disdain customers For some random reason after 3.52, they moved the remote control overlay to the left, completely covering my DVR listings. "Of course they let you move it," you're thinking. BUT NO! Consumer-hostile company. They invent devious ways to extract money from customers without adding value, sometimes even removing features. They insist that you buy a new model Slingbox to use Chromecast feature. They added advertising to desktop and web players. This product niche needs competition!
Nice promise. Poor execution I took the paid app so I could use Chromecast. It never works. Why is the only app advertised as Chromecast capable which doesn't work? For God's sake. Fix it!
For a very long time now any use of remote control during HD stream or swiping up/down to change channel causes application lock up. Eventually Android says application has stopped responding and I can force it to close. To use remote requires me to switch stream to SQ (standard quality). When done using remote I can switch back to HD mode. Other reviews for my device have reported same problem dating back to Sept. 2015. Sent crash reports long ago and problem persists. Would give 5 stars if not for this huge ongoing issue which makes app a hassle to use. Device is Lenovo Tab A10-70F tablet with Android 5.0.1.