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Sling TV Updates Their DVR With New Features

Yesterday  Sling TV rolled out a new update for Roku adding a traditional grid style guide. It seems that was not the only update to the Roku app. Inside the new Sling TV Roku Channel you will also find new Cloud DVR features.

Now shows are grouped together allowing you to easily find all of your The Walking Dead recording. In the past there was just one long list of shows all mixed together. There is also some minor changes to the DVR management page. It is now easier to see how many hours you have left.

Here is a quick look at the new Sling TV DVR features:

Here are some features currently available on Cloud DVR:

  • Watch anytime, anywhere – Record your favorites and watch whenever you want across all Amazon Fire TVs and Fire tablets, Android mobile devices, Apple TV, Android TVs, Roku streaming players and Roku TVs.
  • Conflict-free recording – Record multiple programs simultaneously, and forget about recording conflicts.
  • Keep recordings as long as you want – With Sling TV, your recordings won’t expire as long as you remain a Sling TV subscriber with Cloud DVR.
  • Auto-managed recordings – Sling TV will make room for new recordings by deleting your old recordings as you reach capacity, starting with your oldest ‘watched’ recording, so you can binge on your new favorite show.

You can add Sling TV’s Cloud DVR to your account in your account settings.

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  • mnsportsgeek

    Is anyone ever going to give us the option to extend recordings or is this just never coming?

    • Richard smith

      Not on a shared cloud Dvr. I thought Sling you could since it’s not shared.

      • mnsportsgeek

        The fact that it’s shared, meaning only 1 copy resides on Sling’s servers, shouldn’t be a technical limitation. A customer should be able to, for example, request 10 minutes of the next show without having to physically record the following show.

        • Richard smith

          I don’t know about Sling, but with Vue you have to add the next show for legal reasons. I thought the Sling Dvr let you add time.

    • IBWTF

      Like record 10 minutes early or keep recording 10 minutes late? I needed that when I recorded this basketball game, it cut off the last few minutes.

      • GersonT1000

        The only thing I’ve been doing for sports is recording whatever show comes after the game in case it goes past the scheduled end time.

  • Andrew Webber

    The being able to re-start the show depends on the network. Most of the networks that allow you to rewind etc will do it, but those that don’t won’t. I’ve had Sling for 2 years now and I remember it always being there.

  • filmex

    Never going to get past that 50 hour restriction. That’s a weekend’s worth of recording on Vue.

  • Joey Wolowitz

    I wish all subscribed channels allowed recording. FS1 doesn’t allow recording, so when they air NHRA qualifying at 1 or 2am, I never get to see it. I could record all channels when I subscribed to Dish, but not Sling. WTF, Sling?

  • Richard smith

    Lipstick on a pig.

    • Sean Berends


  • Huey

    Need the ability to setup a recording from your phone (ios). Pretty please!

  • TerryL

    Another new feature I noticed on the Sling DVR is the ability to “protect” a recording. I suppose this would work when you’ve reached your 50 hour limit and if you over-record, the very first recordings would be deleted, but the protected recordings would stay.