Sling TV has had this feature sitting in the pipeline for a while now but consumers will finally be getting access if you own a Roku device and sign up here (Customers who subscribe to Sling Orange and/or Sling Blue using Roku devices) At launch, customers selected for the beta program will receive 100 hours of cloud DVR storage at no charge.
What will the cloud DVR beta program include?
Here are some of the benefits you’ll see from our cloud DVR:
• 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!
The company notes that not every channel will include DVR support, which while disappointing makes sense and could change in the future. No price after beta has been announced but I can imagine it will be cheap to stay competitive. Hopefully we’ll see it come to Android TV and other platforms very soon.