AT&T Claims Sling Made Changes To Get On The iPhone; Sling Has No Clue What AT&T Is Talking About
from the say-what-now? dept
We noted in the past how odd it was that AT&T blocked something like the place-shifting Sling Player from the iPhone, but allowed place-shifting streaming TV apps from partners like MLB.com. So it was worth highlighting that, recently, AT&T changed its mind and began allowing Sling, though in the announcement, it claimed that Sling worked with AT&T to make changes to the app to make it okay. Apparently, no one ran that bit of PR by Sling, who quickly spoke up to say it simply wasn’t true:
“We didn’t change anything… AT&T never discussed any specific requirements with us.”
Perhaps what actually “changed” was the fact that the FCC has become interested in AT&T blocking apps in anti-competitive ways… Funny that AT&T didn’t mention that part.