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SLING TV’s AirTV Anywhere works with the Apple TV set-top box

SLING TV has launched the latest addition to the AirTV family of devices, AirTV Anywhere, a Wi-Fi-enabled network hub featuring enhanced functionality and built-in DVR capabilities. And the Apple TV set-top box is among the supported streaming devices.

The US$199.99 AirTV Anywhere, when paired with SLING TV’s live streaming TV service, a streaming media device and an over-the-air (OTA) antenna, provides a complete cable replacement solution, enabling customers to stream free local broadcast channels from an OTA antenna to anywhere in the U.S. alongside networks from SLING TV, according to Adam Kucera, director of Sales, SLING TV. 

He adds that the device’s unique design eliminates common pain points associated with OTA antennas, such as wiring multiple rooms with individual antennas. AirTV Anywhere wirelessly delivers local broadcast channels to compatible Internet-connected devices, smartphones and tablets, via the free SLING TV app using a single OTA antenna and a wireless or wired home network.

The built-in 1 TB hard drive allows consumers to record more than 150 hours of local HD content and access recordings alongside SLING Cloud DVR recordings, without connecting an external hard drive. With four OTA tuners, consumers can watch and/or record up to four streams simultaneously, including one outside of the home on a compatible mobile device.

The AirTV Anywhere has a vertical design and a 802.11ac 2×2 dual-band Wi-Fi system. Instead of using a separate app to watch local channels, customers will see over-the-air programming alongside their SLING TV subscription within the app’s guide, Cloud DVR recordings and in “My Channels,” creating a seamless viewing experience.

In addition to the Apple TV, supported streaming players include AirTV Mini, AirTV Player, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Roku. AirTV Anywhere requires no monthly subscription fees; new customers can set up a free SLING TV account to access their local channels via AirTV.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.