Sling TV today announced its new cloud DVR beta program that’s only being launched as an invitation-only beta to subscribers who use Roku devices. Those who are eligible may request an invitation to the beta. Sling TV says that it has launched the only over-the-top cloud DVR with no 28 day restriction on recordings. At launch, the beta program will provide subscribers with up to 100 hours of cloud DVR storage for free.
Invitations to the beta program can be requested here. Only Sling TV subscribers using a Roku streaming player or a Roku TV are eligible to apply for one right now. The cloud DVR beta program is going to start next month. Sling TV promises to provide support for additional devices over the coming months.
The cloud DVR program will enable users to record movies, episodes or even full series and then be able to watch them again with the ability to pause, rewind or fast-forward through recorded content. Subscribers must bear in mind that it’s not necessary for DVR functionality to be available on all channels.
Subscribers will be able to easily access their cloud DVR recordings through the “My TV” screen in the app. The cloud DVR automatically makes space for more new recordings by deleting the oldest watched recording when the capacity is full.
Sling TV promises to add more features to cloud DVR throughout the beta period. It’s yet to confirm when this feature is going to be officially released for all subscribers.