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Sling TV‘s Cloud is getting bigger but it’s not a dark scary cloud. It’s a Sling TV DVR cloud DVR. The service, which has been slowly rolling out to various devices, is now available to Roku and Android users. The Cloud DVR is optional and costs $5.00 a month for 50 hours of recordings. Users will still be able to access a number of programs from the channels on their Sling TV account via the on-demand options from individual channels for free.

Sling TV will be adding cloud DVR on Apple TV soon.

The optional choice to add the Sling TV DVR to their service is typical of the service that offers cable channels in small genre based bundles. This way if people have no need for the recording option they do not need to pay for it and even better they are not automatically charged for it and then told that they are getting some sort of favor in the process. Many cable providers include DVR in their more bloated packages whether customers use it or not.

Tip You can access the Sling TV DVR feature remotely on your phone to set recordings even if you plan to watch on another device later. Because it’s in the cloud the recordings will be available on any device that you sign into with your credentials.

Main features for the Sling DVR 

  • Watch anytime, anywhere – Record your favorites and watch whenever you want across all Amazon Fire TVs and Fire tablets, Android mobile devices, Android TVs, Roku streaming players and Roku TVs.
  • Conflict-free recording – Record multiple programs simultaneously, and forget about recording conflicts.
  • Keep recordings as long as you want – With Sling TV, your recordings won’t expire as long as you remain a Sling TV subscriber with Cloud DVR.
  • Auto-managed recordings – Sling TV will make room for new recordings by deleting your old recordings as you reach capacity, starting with your oldest ‘watched’ recording, so you can binge on your new favorite show.

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Does Fire TV Have A DVR? Sling TV today widened availability of its Cloud DVR to new customers through its “First Look” early access program. Introduced in late 2016 in beta for Roku users, Cloud DVR “First Look,” priced at $5 per month for 50 hours of storage, is now available for purchase exclusively to Sling TV customers using Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick or Fire tablet devices. Sling TV also expanded its Cloud DVR-supported devices; customers with Cloud DVR may now use the feature across Amazon Fire TV and Fire tablets, Android mobile devices, Android TVs, Roku™ streaming players and Roku TV™s.

“Many customers have requested Cloud DVR since our launch, and as more consumers cut the cord, we know Cloud DVR is a must-have feature for many consumers,” said Ben Weinberger, chief product officer of Sling TV. “We also know some customers prefer to watch our 30,000 on-demand titles, and we don’t want to make them pay for a feature they won’t use. While other OTT providers force everyone to take Cloud DVR at a higher price, Sling TV continues to give our customers choice and control over their entertainment experience.”

‘First Look’ Program

Through “First Look,” the Cloud DVR offers eligible customers 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage for $5 per month with any Sling TV subscription.

The “First Look” program provides customers with the latest Cloud DVR updates, including several improvements and bug fixes identified through customer feedback during the beta period. “First Look” customers will also be among the first to experience new features like setting recordings on-the-go, as well as upcoming enhancements, including the ability to record more channels, protect recordings and group recorded series into folders.

Access to “First Look” is currently available to customers who own a Sling TV-supported Amazon device; Cloud DVR is available on Amazon Fire TVs and Fire tablets, Android mobile devices, Android TVs, Roku™ streaming players and Roku TV™s, and will expand to additional devices in the coming months, starting with Apple TV. Eligible customers who created their account through Amazon may add Cloud DVR through the Sling TV app on their Fire TV or Fire tablet. All other eligible customers may add Cloud DVR by signing in to their account on sling.com and selecting “Add Cloud DVR.”

Cloud DVR Features

Availability – Sling TV’s Cloud DVR is available to beta and “First Look” customers with any Sling TV subscription, including Sling Orange (single-stream), Sling Blue (multi-stream), and/or Best of Spanish TV across all Amazon Fire TV and Fire Tablets, Android mobile devices, Android TVs, Roku™ streaming players and Roku TV™s.
No recording expirations – Customers may keep their recordings as long as they subscribe to Cloud DVR.
Entertainment on your time – Record movies, sports, news, episodes and full series, with the ability to pause, rewind or fast-forward recorded content. Cloud DVR functionality not available on all channels.
Conflict-free recording – Users may record multiple programs simultaneously, with no recording conflicts.
Easy access – Cloud DVR content is integrated directly into Sling TV’s “My TV” screen for immediate access to recordings.
Simple space management – Sling TV manages Cloud DVR space to make room for new recordings by deleting the oldest ‘watched’ recording when capacity is full.
For more information on Sling TV’s Cloud DVR and the “First Look” program, visit help.sling.com. Customers are invited to provide feedback by contacting Sling TV at DVR@sling.com.

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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.

Features include:

  • 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.