EchoStar launches world's first 'SlingLoaded' Freesat+ HD PVR

EchoStar HDS-600RS

EchoStar Europe has launched the HDS-600RS, the world's first SlingLoaded Freesat+ PVR.

The Sling Media technology allows you to watch live and recorded TV remotely anytime, anywhere, with no additional fees.

The box itself has a 500GB hard disk, twin Freesat+ high definition tuners and full pause/rewind functionality.

The HDS-600RS connects to your home broadband network in order to 'sling' content to any 3G or wifi-enabled smartphone or tablet that supports SlingPlayer Mobile.

This currently includes Apple's iPhone and iPad and Android smartphones and tablets.

As well as live and recorded TV, the EchoStar box gives access to BBC iPlayer, with other catch-up TV services set to follow.

"For TV lovers everywhere, this is the ultimate combination of subscription free TV anywhere meeting digital television recording and connected TV”, says Rhod Williams, General Manager of Echostar Europe.

Due for release on April 1st and priced at £380, the EchoStar HDS-600RS is available from Amazon and John Lewis.

Joe Cox
Content Director

Joe is Content Director for T3 and What Hi-Fi?, having previously been the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across the print magazine and website for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features on everything from turntables to TVs, headphones to hi-fi separates. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung; reported from CES, the Bristol Show, and Munich High End for many years; and written for sites such as the BBC, Stuff, and the Guardian. In his spare time, he enjoys expanding his vinyl collection and cycling (not at the same time).