Sling TV customers can now sign-up for the beta test of the streaming service’s new Cloud DVR service. Testing of the new feature, announced today, will begin in December.
Available starting in December, the cloud DVR beta program will roll out first on Roku™ streaming players and Roku TV™s. Customers who subscribe to Sling Orange and/or Sling Blue using Roku devices may request an invitation for the beta program by visiting www.sling.com/dvr. At launch, customers selected for the beta program will receive 100 hours of cloud DVR storage at no charge.
Sling says the cloud DVR beta program will include:
- Entertainment on your time – Record movies, episodes, full series and more and watch the TV you want whenever is best for you. 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 – Just sit back and relax! We’ll automatically manage your DVR space to make room for new recordings by deleting the oldest ‘watched’ recording when capacity is full, so you don’t have to!
Sling says they are working on more DVR features, like the ability to upgrade your cloud DVR storage, to offer plenty of space for your favorite shows. The company also notes that not every channels will include DVR support, which is likely due to the individual deals they have with each content provider.
If you’re a Sling TV user with a Roku device, you can sign up for beta testing today, and take advantage of the 100 hours of cloud DVR recording when the beta kicks off next month.
Sling hasn’t announced the price of the new feature once it’s released to the general public, but we’ll keep our eyes open for any announcement about price.
Sling’s announcement comes just ahead of AT&T’s announcement scheduled for this afternoon, which will lay out the details of their new DirecTV Now streaming television service, which is expected to offer over 100 channels for around $35 per month. We’ll be paying attention to their announcement today, and will fill you in on the details as soon as they’re made known.