Sling TV Gives Amazon Customers ‘First Look’ at Cloud DVR

  • Cloud DVR ‘First Look’ offers 50 hours of storage for $5 per month,
    now available to select customers; allows customers to keep their
    recordings without expiration
  • New ‘First Look’ program allows customers with Sling TV-supported
    Amazon devices early access to newest Cloud DVR features and
  • Cloud DVR supported on Amazon Fire TV and Fire tablets, Android
    mobile devices, Android TVs, Roku™ streaming players and Roku TV™s
    compatible with Sling TV

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#SlingTV–Sling TV today widened availability of its Cloud DVR to new customers
through its “First Look” early access program. Introduced in late 2016
in beta for Roku users, Cloud DVR “First Look,” priced at $5 per month
for 50 hours of storage, is now available for purchase exclusively to
Sling TV customers using Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick or Fire tablet
devices. Sling TV also expanded its Cloud DVR-supported devices;
customers with Cloud DVR may now use the feature across Amazon Fire TV
and Fire tablets, Android mobile devices, Android TVs, Roku™ streaming
players and Roku TV™s.

“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.”

‘First Look’ Program

Through “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 Cloud DVR
updates, including several improvements and bug fixes identified through
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; Cloud DVR is available on Amazon Fire
TVs and Fire tablets, Android mobile devices, Android TVs, Roku™
streaming players and Roku TV™s, and will expand to additional devices
in the coming months, starting with Apple TV. Eligible customers who
created their account through Amazon may add Cloud DVR through the Sling
TV app on their Fire TV or Fire tablet. All other eligible customers may
add Cloud DVR by signing in to their account on
and selecting “Add Cloud DVR.”

Cloud DVR Features

  • Availability – Sling TV’s Cloud DVR is available to beta and
    “First Look” customers with any Sling TV subscription, including Sling
    Orange (single-stream), Sling Blue (multi-stream), and/or Best of
    Spanish TV across all Amazon Fire TV and Fire Tablets, Android mobile
    devices, Android TVs, Roku™ streaming players and Roku TV™s.
  • No recording expirations – Customers may keep their recordings
    as long as they subscribe to Cloud DVR.
  • Entertainment on your time – Record movies, sports, news,
    episodes and full series, with the ability to pause, rewind or
    fast-forward recorded content. Cloud DVR functionality not
    available on all channels.
  • Conflict-free recording – Users may record multiple programs
    simultaneously, with no recording conflicts.
  • Easy access – Cloud DVR content is integrated directly into
    Sling TV’s “My TV” screen for immediate access to recordings.
  • Simple space management – Sling TV manages Cloud DVR space to
    make room for new recordings by deleting the oldest ‘watched’
    recording when capacity is full.

For more information on Sling TV’s Cloud DVR and the “First Look”
program, visit
Customers are invited to provide feedback by contacting Sling TV at

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About Sling TV

Sling TV L.L.C. provides over-the-top television services, including
general market, Latino and International live and on-demand programming.
It is available on televisions, tablets, game consoles, computers,
smartphones and other streaming devices. Sling TV offers two primary
domestic streaming services that collectively include more than 100
channels and programming content from Disney/ESPN (Sling Orange /
single-stream only), Fox (Sling Blue / multi-stream), NBC (Sling Blue
/multi-stream), NFL Network, NBA TV, NHL Network, Pac-12 Networks, HBO®,
STARZ, AMC, A&E, Turner, Scripps, GSN, Hallmark, Viacom, EPIX, AXS and
Univision. Additionally, Sling TV offers a suite of standalone and
add-on Spanish-language programming packages tailored to
English-dominant, bilingual and Spanish-dominant U.S. households. Sling
TV also provides more than 300 channels in 22 languages across multiple
devices to U.S. households. Sling TV, the first of its kind to offer a
live and on-demand over-the-top TV offering, is a next-generation
service that meets the entertainment needs of today’s contemporary
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