SlingPlayer Mobile is now available for Apple's iPad, following the recent iOS 4.2 Software Update earlier this week.

SlingPlayer Mobile lets Slingbox owners watch TV shows and change channels while taking advantage of the iPads more user friendly, 9.7-inch LED-backlit display, which Sling Media claims makes for better video quality.

"A Slingbox is the perfect accessory to an iPad," said John M. Paul, executive vice president of products at Sling Media.

"When combined with the new SlingPlayer Mobile app, now anyone with an iPad can enjoy a beautiful, personalised TV experience anywhere in the world."

SlingPlayer Mobile

Available on the Apple iTunes App Store, SlingPlayer Mobile costs £17.99 and requires the iOS 4.2 Software Update or later.

SlingPlayer Mobile requires a Slingbox SOLO or PRO-HD and is compatible with both Wi-Fi and 3G. SlingPlayer Mobile is also available for iPhone and iPod touch users.

The application was first made available to iPhone and iPod touch customers in the US, Canada and the UK in May 2009, with parts of Europe following in September of the same year.