postheadericon How to Connect a Slingbox to Directv

Slingbox is a great addition and upgrade to your home entertainment system. It allows you to wirelessly stream contents from your receiver to any mobile device—computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone—so you could watch TV anywhere in your home or on the go. If you have a DirecTV set top box receiver, you can connect your Slingbox to it so you can stream TV programs and movies to your other devices over your home network.

How to Connect a Slingbox to Directv

1 Make sure that your DirecTV set top box is working properly. Check the cables coming from your wall to your DirectTV receiver if everything is properly connected (power, coaxial cable, etc.).

How to Connect a Slingbox to Directv

2 Switch on your TV. Check if you can watch programs with the DirecTV.

How to Connect a Slingbox to Directv

3 Connect the Slingbox to the DirecTV. Take your Slingbox’s data/USB cable and plug it into a USB port located at the back of your DirecTV set top box/receiver and Slingbox.

How to Connect a Slingbox to Directv

4 Power on your Slingbox. Plug in your Slingbox to a power outlet to switch it on. You’ll see a red light on the Slingbox indicating that it’s now working, and will connect to your home Wi-Fi network.

How to Connect a Slingbox to Directv

5 Confirm the connection. Using the remote control of your DirecTV receiver, select “OK” on the confirmation message that will appear on your TV screen once the Slingbox has been detected by the receiver. Your Slingbox should now be ready for use.

How to Connect a Slingbox to Directv

6 Download the SlingPlayer app on your mobile device. All you need to do is to download the application from Sling.com (http://www.sling.com/Products/SlingplayerApps) using your device’s browser. The SlingPlayer is compatible on the following mobile platforms: Windows and Mac computers iPhone and iPad devices Android Smartphone and Tablets Windows Phones Kindle

How to Connect a Slingbox to Directv

7 Run the application. After download, open the SlingPlayer from the home screen/desktop of your device and press “Connect” to start streaming contents from your DirecTV receiver/set top box.

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