Many people may not be aware of a company called Sling Media that makes devices that connect to your DirecTV, cable, or other satellite providers receiver so you can watch your own television from any Internet connection. The product that makes this possible is Sling Box and it connects in between the output of your cable or satellite receivers output and your televisions input. Then it connects to the network at your house via a switch, wireless router, or the like and provides instructions on how to view remotely from any computer and many mobile devices. There is an application available from the iTunes store that will allow you to connect to the Sling Box at your home via your iPhone so you can watch your home television from your iPhone. This includes watching shows that have been recorded on your DVR, etc.
SlingPlayer On iPhone:
Below are a couple screenshots from my iPhone desktop while SlingPlayer is running. This gives you an idea of the functionality including being able to change channels, watched recorded programs, record programs, etc.
iPhone SlingPlayer Launch Screen:
iPhone SlingPlayer Settings & Version:
SlingPlayer Live TV On Your iPhone:
The picture is absolutely amazing for streaming your own TV onto your iPhone. If you are on the road a lot and prefer to watch local stations or programs you have recorded onto your DVR then I suggest looking into purchasing a Sling Box and the SlingPlayer Mobile for your iPhone. The one major limitation is that you cannot use SlingPlayer Mobile on the iPhone over ATT’s 3G network.
You can purchase SlingPlayer Mobile from the iTunes App Store by clicking here.
Also below are a couple Amazon links to two different Sling Box models.