Dish's Sling TV to Debut Cloud DVR for Beta Users in Dec

Dish's Sling TV to Debut Cloud DVR for Beta Users in Dec Image Credit: Sling TV

Dish's Sling TV announced that it is debuting cloud DVR feature in DEcember that will allow customers to record shows and movies to watch later at their convenience.

According to Sling, the cloud DVR will first launch into beta to eligible Sling TV customers using Roku streaming players and Roku TVs, with support for additional devices to follow in the coming months. It will be available to single-stream Sling subscribers (Sling Orange) and multi-stream Sling subscribers (Sling Blue). 

Among the current details and restrictions of Sling's cloud DVR feature:

 - Customers can record movies, episodes, full series and more and watch the TV. You’ll also be able to pause, rewind or fast-forward your recorded content. DVR functionality not available on all channels.

 - Conflict-free recording – Users may record multiple programs simultaneously, with no recording conflicts.

 - Easy access – Your DVR content will be integrated directly into your “My TV” screen, so you can get to your recordings easily and quickly.

 - Simple space management – Sling TV will automatically manage users DVR space to make room for new recordings by deleting the oldest ‘watched’ recording when capacity is full.

Roger Lynch, CEO of Sling TV
Unlike other OTT [over-the-top] 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. Two years ago we became the first live OTT provider, and we continue to innovate and bring the best experience to our customers.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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