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We've discovered more options for getting CNBC streaming video on you computer, phone or tablet
We've come across 2 more ways to get live CNBC streaming video on your mobile device. If you get CNBC on your television, you can pass your video and audio signals over to your computer, tablet, or phone.
The most common way to do this has been to get a SlingBox, which is available from Sling Media. The first step is to hook up your cable box or TiVo or Direct TV connection (or whatever else you use to get your TV signal) to the Slingbox device and to plug it into your router. Once that is set up, you can use the SlingPlayer software/apps to receive the signal. SlingPlayer software is available for PC and Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android Phones and Tablets, Blackberry, and Windows Phone. Our experience over the years using the Slingbox is that it performs well, but it's expensive ($250 for SlingBox and $30 for SlingPlayer as of Dec 2011) and requires additional parts (SlingLink or ethernet bridge) if your router is not located right next to your television. Another downside is that it uses a separate IR blaster cable to send signals to your cable box, TiVo, etc. This allows you to use a simulated remote control
on your PC or mobile device to switch channels, pause, rewind, etc. on your set-top box.
However, we prefer another option to get CNBC streaming video live to a mobile device. It is called the Vulkano Flow from Monsoon Multimedia and is currently available for about $100 for the box and $13 for the remote player. The Vulkano player software/apps are available for Mac and PC, iPhone, iPad, Android Phones and Tablets, and Blackberry devices. The Vulkano Flow has several advantages over the SlingBox. First is the cost, which is considerably lower. Second, it has built-in WiFi so you don't need to buy anything else to connect it to your network. Third, it has a built-in IR blaster, so there's no need to set up a separate cable that dangles over your set-top box. We have been using the Vulkano Flow for several weeks now and it has worked beautifully. It was easy to set up, easy to use, and was able to stream a flawless video stream even across the country while on vacation during the recent holiday season. We think the Vulkano Flow is a real hidden gem and is definitely worth a look.
Another great benefit of using this method is that you can not only use it to watch streaming CNBC remotely, but all of your channels and DVR recordings as well.