Category: Main Multimedia SlingPlayer WebSlingPlayer Firefox



Sling have released a Firefox plugin that connects to a Slingbox in the same way that the SlingPlayer should.

There is also an IE plugin available.

The plugin is intended for Windows users who do not have admin access.  This is not an issue under Wine so using the true Slingplayer makes more sense.

Application Details:

Version: WebSlingPlayer Firefox
License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.9

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Free Download Slingbox Website

Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

  • Installation of plug-in
  • Remote control
  • Live pause

What does not

  • The video itself plays fine but the whole page does not redraw correctly and is largely corrupt.
  • Opening the remote works, but it sometimes won't close.


What was not tested

Connecting to remote Slingbox.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:
  • Additional Comments

    Not sure what else the plug-in can do. Firefox 26 winetricks -q wmp9 quartz

    selected in Test Results table below
    Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
    CurrentUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 30 20131.7.9Yes Yes BronzeKen Sharp 
    ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 07 20121.5.12Yes Yes GarbageKen Sharp 
    ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 12 20111.3.30Yes Yes GarbageKen Sharp 
    ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 23 20111.3.12Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
    ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 10 20091.1.29Yes Yes GarbageKen Sharp 

    Known Bugs

    Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
    18213 Video in WebSlingPlayer Firefox is blank/black REOPENED View

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    HowTo / Notes


    Tested with Wine 1.7.9. 

    1. Install Firefox 26 manually (do not use Winetricks).

    2. Run winetricks -q quartz

    All done. 


    The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

    by Daniel on Monday January 23rd 2012, 9:48
    The Facebook app is working in Linux. :)

    Finally I can enjoy my Sling Media

    RE: workaround
    by Ken Sharp on Sunday September 9th 2012, 14:47
    Doesn't work with the Slingbox Classic.