Sling TV testing cloud DVR for Roku users; more devices to follow

By Jim O'Neill on Nov 28 2016 at 8:00 AM
Sling TV testing cloud DVR for Roku users; more devices to follow

Sling TV is rolling out a limited cloud DVR beta program for Roku users, with features that include conflict-free recording, the ability to pause, rewind or fast-forward recorded content, and simple space management.

The launch, currently by invitation only, is scheduled for December, and Sling TV said it will have support for additional devices in the coming months.

The beta program offers up to 100 hours of cloud DVR storage at no extra charge to Roku users who participate in our beta program. Sling TV will continue to develop our DVR feature with customer feedback, including the ability to upgrade storage space and protect recordings. There is a caveat: DVR functionality won’t be available on all channels (no info, yet, on which channels are opting out).

“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.”

Sling TV subscribers using Roku devices can request an invitation to participate in the cloud DVR beta program by submitting their current Sling TV credentials to www.sling.com/dvr.

Stay tuned.

Follow me on Twitter @JimONeillMedia and on LinkedIn

Posted in: 

READ THESE NEXT

PPV UFC 214 comes to Sling TV. Will it drive subscriptions?
Live sports, Operators, OTT, Cloud TV
PPV UFC 214 comes to Sling TV. Will it drive subscriptions?
Jul 26 2017 9:30 AM

Sling TV is planning to offer its first-ever pay-per-view (PPV) event, the much anticipated UFC grudge match that features a pair of light heavyweights. UFC 214: Cormier v. Jones 2 features current champ Daniel Cormier against ex-champ Jon Jones who last met in 2015 at UFC 182.

Data? A growing, critical resource for the pay-TV and OTT industry
Pay TV, OTT, Big Data
Data? A growing, critical resource for the pay-TV and OTT industry
Jul 25 2017 5:15 AM

Earlier this year, a survey of pay-TV providers by the Pay-TV Innovation Forum 2017 found that the majority of pay-TV execs believed data and analytics will be critical to pay TV direction over the next five years.

OTT, Content
Kids SVOD market heats up with YouTube Red original programming
Feb 15 2017 4:00 PM
As more niche audiences flock to OTT services devoted to their specific interests today, a focus on kids SVOD programming is becoming a popular strategy for OTT providers to capture and keep cord-cutting adults and their offspring. 
 
Demand for bandwidth, OTT video spurs FTTH investment in LatAm
LatAM, Broadband, OTT
Demand for bandwidth, OTT video spurs FTTH investment in LatAm
Jan 03 2017 1:45 PM

Growing consumer spending power and affordable multiplay service bundle are fueling the adoption of prepaid satellite pay-TV services (DTH) in Latin America, especially among consumers who previously were not able to afford service offerings.

That new class of subscribers, in turn, is influencing operators to invest in expanded networks, especially fiber-to the-home (FTTH).