Apple TV users, it’s your turn to get in on Sling TV’s cloud DVR feature. It was just last month that Sling announced “First Look” DVR support for Amazon devices, and now they’re expanding the options again. Beginning this week, Sling TV subscribers who watch on an Apple TV can sign up for cloud DVR service for just $5 a month. That means Sling TV now has their DVR feature supported by Apple, Amazon, Roku, and Android devices, with more support promised over the next few months.
Sling TV’s cloud DVR adds a whole new level of control to TV viewing, letting subscribers record up to 50 hours of live TV for playback later. Shows can be paused, rewound, and fast forwarded, and recording never expire as long as the customer has an active account.
This move makes Sling TV the only streaming live TV provider on Apple TV that lets subscribers keep their recordings as long as they have the DVR, as other companies have a similar feature, but the recording expire over time.
To add cloud DVR to a Sling TV subscription, all customers need to do is sign in to their account on www.sling.com and select the Add Cloud DVR option. The DVR will be accessible right away, and will be charged on the next bill.
Sling’s First Look cloud DVR really is an exceptional add on for the service, letting customers record live shows and watch back later at any time on an Amazon, Android, Roku or Apple device. And since the recording is all cloud based, that allows for what Sling calls “conflict free recording,” or recording multiple programs at the same time. As the account is active, the recordings will stay available, with Sling making room for new recordings by automatically deleting old ones (starting with the oldest watched).