Important note: Support for 802.11 ac Wi-Fi networks is strongly encouraged for best performance. Some models indicated below lack support for 802.11 ac networks (they only support 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi networks). You can use these models with SlingStudio Console for Mac, but without 802.11 ac support, performance may be affected.
SlingStudio Console for Mac supports these Mac computers:
MacBook (Early 2015 or newer)
MacBook Air (Mid 2012) *
MacBook Air (Mid 2013 or newer) **
MacBook Pro (Mid 2012) *
MacBook Pro (Late 2013 or newer)
Mac Mini (Late 2012) *
Mac Mini (Late 2014 or newer)
iMac (Late 2012) *
iMac (Late 2013 or newer)
Mac Pro (Late 2013 or newer)
* This model may lack 802.11 ac Wi-Fi support. It works with SlingStudio Console for Mac, but performance may be affected.
** Does not support Pro60 (1080p60) mode
Mojave – Mac OS X 10.14
High Sierra – Mac OS X 10.13
Sierra – Mac OS X 10.12
The SlingStudio Console for iPad app supports the following iPad models:
|iPad Type||Connectivity||Model Number|
|iPad 9.7" 2018 |
|iPad 9.7" 2017 |
|iPad Pro (12.9")||Wi-Fi||A1584|
|iPad Pro (10.5")||Wi-Fi||A1701|
|iPad Pro (9.7")||Wi-Fi||A1673|
|iPad mini 4||Wi-Fi||A1538|
|iPad Air 2||Wi-Fi||A1566|
*The iPad Air is only supported for 1080p30 and 720p30 resolutions, and not for 1080p60 and 720p60 resolutions. The iPad Air has up to 40% less Wi-Fi range than other models.
Want to use a smartphone as a video source? You can download the free SlingStudio Capture app (from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store) and use it on these devices:
|iOS 10.x, 11.x, 12.x||Android 7.x, 8.x, 9.x|
|iPhone XR||Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+|
|iPhone Xs Max||Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+|
|iPhone Xs||Samsung Galaxy S6 edge|
|iPhone X||Samsung Galaxy S6|
|iPhone 8||Google Pixel 2|
|iPhone 8 Plus||Google Pixel XL|
|iPhone 7||LG V20|
|iPhone 7 Plus||Motorola Moto Z Play|
|iPhone 6S Plus|
|iPhone 6 Plus|
|iPod touch 6|
SlingStudio supports UHS-I or UHS-II SD cards with at least UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) or above. The size (capacity) of the SD card can be whatever best suits your needs, as long as the speed class criteria are met.
The following SD cards have been tested with SlingStudio:SanDisk Extreme
We will continue to update this list as more cards are tested.
How can I test the write speed of my SD card?
The SlingStudio Console app offers an easy way to confirm whether your SD card is capable of write speeds that are fast enough for your project's needs: It's in the Console app's PROJECT SETTINGS dialog box (you see PROJECT SETTINGS either when you create a new project, or if you tap the Settings icon in the upper-left corner of the Console app, then tap Project Settings). Under SAVE PROJECT TO, tap the Test Write Speed link to test your SD card's write speed.
Generally, for bit rates greater than 10 Mbps or for multiple streams, a USB 3.0/SSD drive might be a better choice.
Any USB 3.0 hard drive that supports write speeds greater than 100 Mbps is recommended. USB 2.0-only devices are not recommended.
These USB 3.0 hard drives/SSD have been tested with SlingStudio:La Cie Rugged USB-C
This list will be updated as more devices are tested. Please check back for updates.
There's a separate article about SlingStudio compatible cameras here:
This article contains a table of cameras that Sling Media has tested and approved for use with SlingStudio. It also has list of cameras that customers report that they are using successfully. Please take a look!