Sling TV, the over-the-top internet television service, is all set to roll out a cloud-based DVR service. Initially, the service will cater to select Roku users, before an eventual rollout for additional supported devices.
With the new DVR service, users can record up to 100 hours of content and along with the ability to record multiple shows simultaneously.
Roger Lynch, Sling TV’s chief executive said, “Two years ago we became the first live OTT [over-the-top] provider, and we continue to innovate and bring the best experience to our customers,”.
Features of Sling TV’s Cloud-Based DVR
Just as we mentioned above, the service will kick off with beta customers with Roku devices subscribed to Sling TV’s single-stream service, Sling Orange or the multi-stream service, Sling Blue.
Such users will have the ability to record TV Episodes, Films or a complete season of a series. DVR controls such as pause, rewind and fast-forward will be supported, but limited to select channels. The list of supported channel isn’t out yet so we need to keep the fingers crossed.
Sling TV’s Cloud DVR will aim at easing the user experience with some nifty built-in features like deleting the oldest and watched video space for new ones.
The Beta Program
The company is running a beta program for Roku owners with Sling TV subscriptions. In case, you too want to be among the first ones, request an invite from Sling TV for participation.
Don’t get overboard though as limited users will be handled the pass to the new service.
“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,” Lynch said.