Sling TV has expanded its ‘cloud DVR’ service from Roku streaming devices to Amazon tablets and Fire TV streaming devices.
The live streaming service says Amazon device owners will have to pay $5 a month for 50 hours of recording storage. Roku owners, who have had access to 100 hours of recording storage capacity on Sling TV in a beta testing period, will not have to pay at this time.
“Many customers have requested Cloud DVR since our launch, and as more consumers cut the cord, we know Cloud DVR is a must-have feature for many consumers,” said Ben Weinberger, chief product officer of Sling TV. “We also know some customers prefer to watch our 30,000 on-demand titles, and we don’t want to make them pay for a feature they won’t use. While other OTT providers force everyone to take Cloud DVR at a higher price, Sling TV continues to give our customers choice and control over their entertainment experience.”
The ‘cloud DVR’ on Amazon will include the following features:
* Subscribers can keep their recordings as long as they subscribe to the ‘cloud DVR.’
* The cloud DVR will permit you to record programs with the ability to pause, rewind, fast-and forward content. (However, the DVR is not available on all channels; Disney-owned channels are a few of the notable omissions.)
* Subscribers can record multiple programs simultaneously with no recording conflicts.
* The cloud DVR recordings can be accessed from the user’s ‘My TV’ button at the top of the home screen of Sling TV.
— Phillip Swann