SlingStudio compatible device list

SlingStudio works well with many wireless devices, cameras, and storage devices. Here's a comprehensive list.

Mac computers supported by
SlingStudio Console for Mac

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.

Required Mac hardware

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

Supported/required Mac OS operating systems

Mojave – Mac OS X 10.14
High Sierra – Mac OS X 10.13
Sierra – Mac OS X 10.12

iPad Models supported by the
SlingStudio Console for iPad app

The SlingStudio Console for iPad app supports the following iPad models:

iPad Type Connectivity Model Number
iPad 9.7" 2018
(6th generation)
Wi-Fi A1893
iPad 9.7" 2017
(5th generation)
Wi-Fi A1822
Wi-Fi+Cellular A1823
iPad Pro (12.9") Wi-Fi A1584
Wi-Fi+Cellular A1652
Wi-Fi A1670
Wi-Fi+Cellular A1671
iPad Pro (10.5") Wi-Fi A1701
Wi-Fi+Cellular A1709
iPad Pro (9.7") Wi-Fi A1673
Wi-Fi+Cellular A1674, A1675
iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi A1538
Wi-Fi+Cellular A1550
iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi A1566
Wi-Fi+Cellular A1567
iPad Air* Wi-Fi A1474
Wi-Fi+Cellular A1475

Supported/required iOS operating systems

iOS 13.x
iOS 12.x
iOS 11.x
iOS 10.x

*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.

iOS and Android devices supported by the SlingStudio Capture app

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
iPhone 6S Plus
iPhone 6
iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone SE
iPod touch 6

Supported SD cards

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
SanDisk Extreme Plus
SanDisk Extreme Pro
Samsung Pro
ProGrade Digital SDXC UHS-II

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. 

Supported USB storage devices

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
Toshiba Canvivo Connect II 1 TB Portable Hard Drive
Samsung T3 Portable SSD drive 250 GB

This list will be updated as more devices are tested. Please check back for updates.

Compatible cameras

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!


Additional information that you may find helpful:

SlingStudio compatible camera list
Does my camera work with SlingStudio?
SlingStudio software version history list