Thursday, April 12, 2007

Apple TV's Relentless Takeover: Will Soon Work with Slingbox


The hacker-magnet that is the Apple TV seems destined to for stardom. Only a few weeks after launch, the thing has generated a ridiculous amount of buzz for a box that really doesn't do that much in it's un-hacked form.

It's similar to the iPod, which was really just another MP3 player when it came out. Due to some rethinking by Apple about what people might want to do with their music, the iPod changed the game entirely. And the Apple TV might be the thing that changes how people think about television and movies.

In an interview with CNET, Brian Jaquet from Sling Media has confirmed that they are are in the process of testing their Slingbox with the Apple TV. This will let you stream anything in your iTunes library to a mobile device via the internet. It's a bit of a kludge, as you will first have to sync your Apple boxes and then sync to Slingbox, but once those kinks are worked out you have yet another reason to pony up for new kit.

This is where it gets interesting. The iPod's success was due in large part to the vertical integration of the player and iTunes, and later the iTunes Store. When the iPhone ships later this year, could this be the next part of the plan? ITunes streaming directly to iPhone? The technology is certainly there, and Apple have proved that they are the masters of delivering this kind of thing in an easy to use way. Bring on June 21st!

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