Just a heads up. When I first got my 8.9, I tried to download the Slingplayer app and it said it was not compatible with the larger Fire HD. It worked so beautifully on the 7" one that I was pretty bummed. I figured they were planning on doing what they did with the iPhone/iPad version, i.e., make you purchase the app from scratch for $30 bucks but hooray! I looked yesterday and it is now compatible with the larger Fire! Much better deal on the Android OS too; it was $14.99 for the app for the 7" and you can download and use it in the 8.9 without having to pay again.