Sling TV’s DVR Arrives on More Devices




Today Sling TV announced that it has ended its DVR beta phase. Now all Sling TV subscribers will have the option to access the DVR service.

“Cloud DVR is a feature many customers requested since our launch, and as more consumers cut the cord, we know 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 ondemand 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 features like DVR at a higher price, Sling TV continues to give our customers choice and control over their entertainment experience.”

So now anyone can get access to the Sling TV DVR though Sling’s “First Look” program. Meaning Customers who watch Sling TV on Amazon Fire TVs, Fire TV Sticks and Fire tablets – you can now get 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage for $5 per month with any Sling TV subscription.

Here is how the program will work:

“First Look,” the cloud DVR, offers eligible customers 50 hours of cloud DVR storage for $5 per month with any Sling TV subscription. The “First Look” program provides customers with the latest DVR update, including several improvements and bug fixes identified from customer feedback during the beta period. “First Look” customers will also be among the first to experience new features like setting recordings on-the-go, as well as upcoming enhancements, including the ability to record more channels, protect recordings, and group recorded series into folders.

Access to “First Look” is currently available to customers who own a Sling TV-supported Amazon device; the cloud DVR feature is available on Amazon, Android and Roku devices, and will expand to additional devices in the coming months, starting with Apple TV. Eligible customers who created their account through Amazon may add the DVR feature through the Sling TV app on their Fire TV or Fire tablet. All other eligible customers may add the DVR feature by signing in to their account on and selecting “Add Cloud DVR.” (Eligible meaning they own a Amazon device as you need to use a Amazon device right now to get the First Look option.)

Now this does mean no new Sling TV subscribers will be added to the beta program; however, if you are already in the Sling TV DVR beta you will get to keep it for free with the 100-hour DVR limit. Just like how Sling TV is still honoring the $20 Sling Blue price for the beta testers it seems it will keep honoring the 100-hour DVR deal for the beta testers.

Update: We talked with Sling TV and have confirmed that if you sign up for the First Look program the DVR will be available on all currently supported devices. 

If you have feedback on the DVR you can contact Sling at [email protected].

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