Want live TV on your Amazon Kindle Fire ($199, 4 stars)? SlingPlayer (Kindle Fire Edition) is a $29.99 app that lets you stream live TV or control your DVR from your tablet, providing you have a Slingbox attached to your living room TV. Since the Kindle Touch is Wi-Fi only, this SlingPlayer app doesn't have a cellular mode the way some of the company's SlingPlayer Mobile apps do.
Like those other apps, though, SlingPlayer for the Kindle Fire lets you change TV channels, set up new recordings on your DVR, or just stream live TV and recorded programs to your tablet. The best part: It worked exactly as expected in our tests.
System Requirements and Setup For this review, I tested SlingPlayer version 1.3.7. It's a 3.6MB download, and requires both a Kindle Fire and at least one Slingbox connected to a home TV. Sling Media hasn't introduced major new hardware revisions in several years, but the Slingbox Pro-HD ($299.99, 4 stars) and Slingbox Solo ($179.99, 4 stars) still sell, and still function well.