Starting in December, Sling TV is going to be offering a DVR cloud-based service for its users. The new DVR service promises users the ability to record up to 100 hours of television shows, movies, and full seasons of TV series. Users will also be able to record multiple shows simultaneously, but not all channels will have these options.
As well as its own subscribers, Sling plans to offer the programs to select Roku users during the beta testing period. Roku customers who currently use Sling Orange, Sling single or multi-stream service, or Sling Blue will get the first test of the new Cloud Based DVR system. However, not all users will gain first access to this new DVR system. Roku and Sling subscribers who are interested in participating must reach out to Sling TV and wait for a confirmation that will provide steps for activation.
On the bright side, the company says that there will be no twenty-eight-day expiration on all recordings. Roger Lynch, Sling TV’s chief executive, made a statement saying, “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.”
Sling’s Cloud DVR system is designed for easy access for its users. The program will allow for automatic deletion of the oldest programs once the DVR storage has become full. For those that have been accepted into the program, Sling TV promises that the program will continue to expand for better recording and storage options. Although there is no fee for beta users, once the free trial is over there is no guarantee that fees won’t be applied.