Sling TV Announces Roku Cloud DVR Beta Test

On a day when DirectTV Now ignored Roku users, Sling TV has made Roku the focal point of it’s cloud upcoming cloud DVR.

It looks like a cloud DVR could be coming to Sling TV soon, and subscribers with a Roku will be the first Beta testers.

The streaming TV service sent out the following info about the Beta test today:

Starting today, Sling TV customers may request an invitation to participate in its cloud DVR beta program. Available first to eligible Sling TV customers using Roku streaming players and Roku TVs, the cloud DVR beta program will begin in December, with support for additional devices to follow in the coming months.

“Unlike other OTT 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,” said Roger Lynch, CEO of Sling TV. “Two years ago we became the first live OTT provider, and we continue to innovate and bring the best experience to our customers.”

Cloud DVR features

  • Availability – Cloud DVR will be available across all Roku devices to beta customers who subscribe to the single-stream service, Sling Orange, and/or the multi-stream service, Sling Blue.
  • Entertainment on your time – Record movies, episodes or full series, with the ability to pause, rewind or fast-forward recorded content. DVR functionality not available on all channels.
  • Conflict-free recording – Users may record multiple programs simultaneously, with no recording conflicts.
  • Easy access – DVR content is integrated directly into Sling TV’s “My TV” screen for immediate access to recordings.
  • Simple space managementSling TV automatically manages DVR space to make room for new recordings by deleting the oldest ‘watched’ recording when capacity is full.
  • More features to comeSling TV will continue to evolve the cloud DVR throughout the beta time period based on customer feedback and usage behavior. DVR features planned for future development include the ability to upgrade storage space and protect recordings.

About the cloud DVR beta program

Sling TV subscribers using Roku devices may request an invitation to participate in the cloud DVR beta program by submitting their current Sling TV credentials to www.sling.com/dvr. Submission of email address does not guarantee admittance into the beta program. Selected subscribers will receive a confirmation at their subscriber email address with additional steps required to activate the cloud DVR functionality.

Participants in the beta program will test the new cloud DVR functionality and are encouraged to provide feedback to the Sling TV product team by emailing DVR@Sling.com. Beta users must agree to usage terms and conditions to participate in the cloud DVR beta program.

For more information about the cloud DVR beta program, visit help.sling.com.

 

William B. West

William B. West

William B. West has been an internet journalist since 1998. Writing for a total of 25 pro wrestling news sites at his peak, before retiring only to return to online journalism in 2011. Currently William is editor of WBWTV.com, a contributor to WrestleOhio.com, and editor in chief of PowYeah.com & Rokuki.com.

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