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Sling TV expands Cloud DVR service

by Todd Haselton | March 9, 2017March 9, 2017 6:00 pm PST

Sling TV announced on Thursday that its Cloud DVR service is now available for Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick and Fire tablet users. Folks can participate in the “First look” program, which until today was only available to folks using Roku devices.

The “First Look” Cloud DVR program from Sling TV provides users with the ability to record up to 50 hours of content and save it for viewing later. It’s not free; you’ll need to pay $5 per month on top of your existing Sling TV subscription, something that’ll no doubt turn off some users, especially those who expect those sorts of features for free.

“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,” Sling TV said. “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 coming to Apple TV soon, too

First Look supports the aforementioned Fire and Roku devices as well as Android products for playback. Sling TV said it will bring support for the Apple TV in the coming months, too.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...