Sling Media, makers of the SlingPlayer hardware and software packages will go live today with AT&T 3G capabilities for iPhone users. Previously only WiFi connected users could stream their videos over their iPhone, iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS devices.
SlingPlayer allows users to stream their cable, satellite or DVR files directly to their outside devices over high speed internet, previously AT&T had disallowed 3G use of the system for fear that it would cause unnecessary congestion on their fledgling 3G service. AT&T announced several weeks ago that they would allow 3G service to be used with the iPhone SlingPlayer App, but Apple had to first approve the program, which is now available via the App Store. The cost of the 3G version is $29.99, with a free download available to users who have already purchased the WiFi version of the program.
In order to use the program users will also need to purchase a Sling Box which is hooked up to their home video setup and internet connection.