Cloud service fills in important gap
Does Sling TV Offer DVR? It will Soon. Sling TV announced that it will begin a beta program for a cloud-based DVR for Roku users. The DVR will allow users to record 100 hours of content. The program will be invitation only while it is being tested. The announcement appears to be a reaction to PlayOn Cloud and PlayStation Vue service based on a quote from Sling TV CEO Roger Lynch.
““Unlike other OTT services, we’re delivering a true cloud DVR with no 28-day restriction on your recordings, marking another win for Sling TV and our customers,” said Lynch. “Two years ago we became the first live OTT provider, and we continue to innovate and bring the best experience to our customers.”
Whether the new feature was spurred by competition or not the new offering should be a popular feature. We have heard from a number of readers asking if there was a way to record Sling TV and the service will allow the company to offer one of cable TV’s most well-liked features.
- Availability – Cloud DVR will be available across all Roku devices to beta customers who subscribe to the single-stream service, Sling Orange, and/or the multi-stream service, Sling Blue.
- Entertainment on your time – Record movies, episodes or full series, with the ability to pause, rewind or fast-forward recorded content. DVR functionality not available on all channels.
- Conflict-free recording – Users may record multiple programs simultaneously, with no recording conflicts.
- Easy access – DVR content is integrated directly into Sling TV’s “My TV” screen for immediate access to recordings.
- Simple space management – Sling TV automatically manages DVR space to make room for new recordings by deleting the oldest ‘watched’ recording when capacity is full.
- More features to come – Sling TV will continue to evolve the cloud DVR throughout the beta time period based on customer feedback and usage behavior. DVR features planned for future development include the ability to upgrade storage space and protect recordings.