The cloud PVR beta program will begin in December, with support for additional devices to follow in the coming months.
“Unlike other OTT services, we’re delivering a true cloud DVR with no 28-day restriction on your recordings, marking another win for Sling TV and our customers,” said Roger Lynch, CEO of Sling TV.
“Two years ago we became the first live OTT provider, and we continue to innovate and bring the best experience to our customers.”
Cloud PVR will be available across all Roku devices to beta customers who subscribe to the single-stream service, Sling Orange, and/or the multi-stream service, Sling Blue.
Viewers will be able to record movies, episodes or full series, with the ability to pause, rewind or fast-forward recorded content. However, PVR functionality is not available on all channels.
Users may record multiple programmes simultaneously, with no recording conflicts. PVR content is integrated directly into Sling TV’s My TV screen for immediate access to recordings.
Sling TV automatically manages PVR space to make room for new recordings by deleting the oldest ‘watched’ recording when capacity is full.