Sling TV is a name much familiar to the Americans, especially to those who do not use satellite or cable for their television services. Sling TV is an alternative that brings cable like live TV to home; the difference is that the service comes through an internet connection. The service works on most of the devices of the user, say smartphone, tablets, Amazon Fire, Roku, and many more.
Sling by Dish Network has been much popular among the users and they are now rolling out a new update. It is said that the latest update makes things a bit more user friendly. Reports on the update says that it includes quick access to favorite content, allow users to resume watching, a menu filter to narrow results, and enables users to make a list of favorite channels. Programs can be resumed from the My TV section and the list of favorite channels can be made in the On Now section.
Recently, Sling has also done a cloud test of their DVR. However, the new feature will be invite-only for Roku users and will help them to record up to 100 hours of TV stream. In addition, users will be able to record more than one show at the same time.
The cloud DVR will be a main rival to PlayStation Vue and DirecTV Now services. Sling CEO Roger Lynch said in a press release that the programs that are recorded in the cloud DVR would not expire after 28 days. “Unlike other [over-the-top content] 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,” Lynch said.
“Two years ago we became the first live OTT provider, and we continue to innovate and bring the best experience to our customers,” Lynch added. Experts say that the cloud DVR from Sling will offer conflict-free recording to the users with capabilities to pause, rewind, or fast-forward the recorded programs.
The programs recorded on the cloud DVR will be integrated directly to the My TV screen of Sling TV home screen. The cloud DVR automatically manages the available space by removing the oldest watched programs when the maximum space limit is reached. Sling expects that cloud DVR together with the latest updates will equip Sling TV to fight with the new competitors.