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Slingbox M1

Slingbox M1
alaScore 90

294 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 294 reviews of Slingbox M1. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and size. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas views are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, size, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Slingbox M1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Slingbox M1 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Home Theater Systems on Reviews about the price and design are overall positive. Many are negative about the reliability.

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73% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Slingbox M1 - Watch Your TV AnywhereSlingbox M1 - Watch Your TV Anywhere

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Ben Drawbaugh (

Slingbox M1 review: A pricey streamer, but worth it for frequent travelers


It's been 10 years since Sling Media was founded, and here we stand with the fifth-generation Slingbox, the M1. Like all Slingboxes before it, the M1 can

1080p video quality ; Integrated IR blaster ; Built-in WiFi

Relies on IR for control ; Pricey compared to competing products ; Only the desktop app is free ; Can't watch via the browser

With the addition of built-in WiFi and a $30 price cut, the M1 is a solid replacement for the Slingbox 350. While it does still have a higher upfront cost than competing products, it can also stream content that no other device can -- namely, live...

Aug, 2014

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (

Sling Media Slingbox M1


If you want to watch live TV on your mobile devices, the Slingbox M1 is the most affordable place-shifting box yet, even if you need to pay extra for the apps.

Affordable. Smooth, sharp picture. Easy to set up. Integrated Wi-Fi.

Mobile apps cost extra. Slingbox and connected HDTV can only watch one channel at a time between them. Lacks HDMI connectivity.

Conclusion The Slingbox M1 is the least expensive and most flexible Slingbox yet. It doesn't bother with an on-screen menu or any sort of HDTV content portal like the Slingbox 500 (now the SlingTV), but at $150 it doesn't need to. Even with the extra...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : David Carnoy (

Slingbox M1 review


Sling Media has added a new member to its family of place-shifting streaming media boxes, the Slingbox M1. Despite its ho-hum design, the M1's a pretty cool little box, and the noteworthy hardware feature here is the inclusion of Wi-Fi, which...

The affordable Slingbox M1 streams video from your TV or DVR (or any analog source) to your PC, tablet, smartphone, and some streaming boxes at resolutions up to full 1080p HD. IR blasters are built into the box's body, eliminating the need for...

Smartphone- and tablet-viewing apps cost extra. It duplicates some of the features found on TV anywhere apps you may already be using. No HDMI support. As always, streaming capabilities are only as good as your home bandwidth.

The $150 Slingbox M1 brings TV streaming to nearly any mobile device, PC, or Mac, now with the convenience of built-in Wi-Fi.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : John Falcone (

Slingbox 350 review: An easy way to stream your TV content anywhere


Attention, couch potatoes: Forget "TV everywhere" apps. The Slingbox can stream live TV -- and DVR recordings -- to most smartphones, tablets, and PCs. If you've got a a Web connection, you can get your favorite TV programs, even in glorious high-def.

The ; streams video from your TV or DVR (or any analog source) to your PC, tablet, smartphone, and some streaming boxes at resolutions up to full 1080p HD. IR blasters are built into the box’s body, eliminating the need for annoying extra external...

Smartphone- and tablet-viewing apps cost extra. Unlike the step-up Slingbox 500 model, this one lacks Wi-Fi and HDMI support. It duplicates some of the features found on TV anywhere apps you may already be using. As always, streaming capabilities are...

The Slingbox 350 is an excellent way to watch your TV or DVR video content anywhere.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Andrew Hayward (

Slingbox M1 review: Place-shift TV with minimal hassle


Sling brought back the native desktop apps and built Wi-Fi in to its entry-level Slingbox, now called the M1.

Effortless cable/satellite placeshifting with high-quality image ; No restrictions on content

Sluggish menu navigation ; No HDMI option

Modern cable and satellite services may be chipping away at Slingbox’s once-totally distinctive feature set, but the M1 proves a great entry-level option for placeshifting live and recorded TV without undue restrictions.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Vicki Stokes (

Slingbox M1 – Review


Slingbox is a TV streaming media device that you attach to your cable or satellite box, allowing you to control and view live TV and DVR content via the SlingPlayer app on your mobile phone, iPad or SlingPlayer desktop on your computer. This is called...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Kevin Purcell (

Slingbox M1 Review: Watch Live TV on iPhone & Android


Thanks to services like the new Dish Sling TV , now in beta, we're getting closer to the cord cutter's dream of watching any TV show or event on an iPhone or Android phone. A Slingbox still offers the only consistent way to watch all the content...

Slingbox M1 costs $150 plus $15 per app plus the cost of the user’s TV service from the cable or satellite provider. The new Dish Sling TV service might mean that a Slingbox isn’t the best way to watch live TV on the go if it grows to include all the...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by (

Review: Slingbox M1 Has Wi-Fi, Lower Price


Ease of setup and more intuitive mobile clients round out Slingbox M1's lengthy list of new features.

Aug, 2014

Expert review by (

Slingbox M1 review


Stream your set-top box to wherever you are

Up to 1080p support ; Fairly reliable performance ; Works with loads of different hardware

No HDMI ; Expensive mobile apps ; Ads in desktop apps ; Fiddly and a bit limited

It’s starting to feel quite dated, but this is a good option for frequent travellers

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Matt Swider (

Slingbox M1 review


Now with Wi-Fi, it's the cheapest way to remotely watch and control your cable box

Built-in dual-band Wi-Fi ; Most affordable Slingbox ; Compact design ; No monthly fees ; New apps on July 20

Performance depends on your connection ; No HDMI in this version ; Component cables get messy

The most affordable Slingbox gets a redesign, and the Wi-Fi-included upgrade makes it worth considering over the premium version that's double the price.

Jul, 2014

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