I have a WD TV Play that I’m trying to use with a Slingbox 500 remotely without success.
The Slingbox does work perfectly in the Internet Explorer web player on my PC and laptop and I can get “Best HD” quality (the best possible) consistently. So I know it’s not a Slingbox nor network bandwidth issue.
However, all my attempts to connect to the Slingbox through the WD TV Play Slingplayer app failed with one of the following errors (somewhat randomly):
Connection Timed Out: Unable to connect to Slingbox. Please check that your slingbox is on and connected to the network. Then try again. (code:10003)
HTTP Error: Error retrieving stream from Slingbox. (code:2)
HTTP Error: Unable to connect to Slingbox. Please check that your slingbox is on and connected to the network. Then try again. (code:7)
HTTP Error: Error retrieving Slingbox IR information (code:14)
What I get from the app is:
(then… after about 30 seconds, fails with one of the above errors)
Testing the speed in the app works fine. Even detects if I’m already connected to the Slingbox in the web player, I’m getting:
Takeover Connection: This Slingbox is being used by someone else. Do you want to disconnect them and take over the connection? (code:10001)
The WD TV Play works fine otherwise.
Firmware version: 1.05.47
Part number: WDBHZM0000NBK
This is quite annoying as I originally bought the WD TV Play especially for the Slingbox connectivity…