Slingbox Update Lets Facebook Friends Watch Cable In A Browser

If you’ve got the Internet bandwith to spare, there’s no longer a reason to keep TV feeds to yourself. Slingbox 350 and 500 media streamers now have the ability to integrate Facebook into their live TV streams. Slingbox works by turning your TV into an Internet Stream that you can tap into on any device, anywhere, and now that stream can extend to friends on Facebook – with one important caveat: Facebook friends can only connect to your stream when you’re not using it; just one connection is allowed at a time. You can invite friends on the social network presently, but you can interrupt their stream at any point to reclaim control. This represents another big step forward in social TV; expect to see more of this in the near future.