Slingbox Mac beta program starts

Sling Media is, at long last, readying a Macintosh version of the software that interfaces with the Slingbox, their “placeshifting” device that enables users to watch their TV programming from anywhere, using an Internet-connected computer.

In a recent posting made to the company’s online forums, Sling Media VP Jeremy Toeman said that the company is now accepting applications from Mac users interested in being part of a “private beta program.” The application will be live until July 26, 2006, at which time Sling Media will “close it down, pick out our crew and get rolling.”

Toeman suggested that only those who are selected for the program will be notified by Sling media, and they’ll be required to adhere to a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). The program is expected to last a few months.

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