updated 1/11/2006 6:48:15 PM ET 2006-01-11T23:48:15

Consumer electronics company Sling Media Inc. said Tuesday that it will roll out a Macintosh compatible version of SlingPlayer, which will allow Apple computer users to access their television on a Macintosh-based computer via the Internet.

SlingPlayer for Windows systems started shipping last June, while SlingPlayer Mac is expected to ship in the second quarter 2006. The software will be downloadable from the Sling Media Web site, and SlingPlayer Mac will be compatible with existing Slingboxes.

The San Mateo, Calif.-based company's Slingbox is a $249.99 device that hooks up to your television, and routes a television signal to your personal computer via the Internet. The announcement was made at the Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco.

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