Spawn Labs Launches Product To Make Video Games Work Just Like Slingbox

Posted Sep 16, 2009

For those of you that appreciate Slingbox for allowing you to watch your TV from anywhere in the world using an Internet connection, Spawn Labs has created a similar service for video games. Let’s say that you have a friend that has a Sony PlayStation 3 or an Xbox 360 and they live somewhere across the U.S., you can play them in a game by installing the Spawn Labs application on your computer.

However one of you would need to have the Spawn HD Pro box connected to your console. The Spawn HD Pro box retails for $199 and was made available earlier this week. The Spawn HD Pro box can transmit content in HD at 720p over the Internet. People can play on the computer using a USB game controller or the keyboard and mouse. Eventually Spawn Labs would also make video content available through the box too, not just video games.

Spawn Labs launched in December 2004 and raised $1 million in funding from Trailblazer Capital. The company was founded by Oswald Becca and Peter Walker. The company launched out of stealth mode at the TechCrunch50 event.