AT&T Brings Sling Back to 3G

Good things are happening for 3G users this week. While the ban on Skype over 3G ended months ago, AT&T just lifted the floodgates for streaming television content for Sling users. According to the New York Times’ Bits Blog, AT&T announced this morning that it will once again allow the SlingPlayer iPhone app to stream content over its 3G network.

This means that all you Slingbox users can now carry your TV with you wherever you go, not just where you can find a WiFi hotspot.

AT&T first restricted Sling’s iPhone app last May, shortly after putting similar restrictions on Skype. While it removed the Skype restrictions months ago, with iPhone opening up the gates last week, AT&T said it had to run some tests before opening up to Sling again.

“Since mid-December 2009, AT&T has been testing the app and has recently notified Sling Media — as well as Apple — that the optimized app can run on its 3G network,” quotes the Times from an AT&T press release.

While the upgraded app will not be immediately available, Apple is expected to approve the app soon. It will be available as a free upgrade for users who have already bought a previous version.

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