This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Slingbox. All opinions are 100% mine.
You might not realize this, but there are over 50 million displaced football fans in the United States. And many of them can’t even root their teams on each week, because not every game airs in their local markets. Trust me, as a life-long Philadelphia Eagles fan who now lives in Florida, I know this problem all too well.
My wife’s answer to this? “Why don’t you just start rooting for the Dolphins instead?” Clearly, she just doesn’t get it. My passion for the Eagles hasn’t diminished just because we don’t live there anymore, it’s something that is rooted in my childhood.
Are you one of those long-distance fans who is stuck watching game highlights and such because you don’t live in your team’s local market anymore? If so, I’ve found the perfect solution to watch local programming live, as if you were still at home.
It’s called the Slingbox500, and this nifty little device sits between your cable box and your TV, allowing you to stream live and recorded shows, movies and sports to your phone, tablet, or laptop. The Slingbox takes the programming that’s coming from your cable box, encodes it, and then “slings” it to your device of choice through the Internet.
Now you might be asking yourself, how does this help you if you’re not in the local market. The key is to find a friend or family member that lives there. I sent my Slingbox to a buddy in New Jersey and had him connect it to his set-top box and television. The instructions couldn’t be easier, and even a technophobe like him was able to set it up in no time. Now I’m able to watch the game with him from 1000 miles away!
Aother huge benefit is that you can root your favorite sports teams on no matter where you are. When I’m at home, I stream the game to my laptop, which is connected to my big-screen TV. But you can also stream it to your smartphone or tablet if you’re on-the-go and don’t want to miss a single moment of the action.
Other features included with the Slingbox 500 include an easy-to-use program guide that lets you find exactly what you want to watch, a portal to access YouTube videos from a variety of different sites including ESPN, and the ability to see live sports scores and stats as you’re watching the game. The Slingbox is a must-have for the ultimate sports fan.
So if you’re a displaced sports fan who’s looking to cheer on your team every week, pick up a Slingbox 500 from slingbox.com or your local Best Buy. The Slingbox costs $299, and I think it’s well worth the cost. Once you experience the magic of the Slingbox, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it!