Sling TV’s AirTV OTA DVR Support “Coming Soon”




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Yesterday the AirTV player added support for their OTA DVR. This left owners of the AirTV network device that lets you stream your antenna to your Sling TV app wondering if they will be getting a DVR option.

The good news is that the AirTV website confirms that the OTA DVR for their new black AirTV network box will be coming soon.

The exact wording on the site for the network-based AirTV is “OTA DVR coming soon.” When exactly soon is we don’t know, but look for it to be added sooner rather than later.

Here is the announcement about the AirTV Player DVR:

“AirTV continuously pushes to meet consumer demand for a better cord cutting and OTA experience,” said Mitch Weinraub, director of product development for AirTV. “With the introduction of Local Channels DVR and the existing Sling TV Cloud DVR on AirTV Player, customers can now watch and record both OTA and OTT programs, imitating traditional pay-TV for a fraction of the cost.”

AirTV first launched in early 2017 and integrates Sling TV, Netflix, YouTube, and thousands of apps from the Google Play Store with free local OTA channels on one platform.

Local Channels DVR features include:

  • Storage: When connected to a dedicated external hard drive, AirTV Player can store up to 1TB of recorded OTA content.
  • Integrated DVR menu: Recorded OTA content will appear in the same menu as Sling TV Cloud DVR, indicated by an OTA icon to differentiate it from Sling TV recordings. The integrated DVR menu can be sorted by date, alphabetically, or based on whether the show has been watched.
  • Functionality: AirTV Player customers can record one show at once and set single-episode or series recordings in the menu. Users can pause, rewind, or fast forward Local Channels DVR recordings.

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