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Sling TV Cloud DVR Service can Store up to 100 Hours of Recordings

By | Nov 29, 2016 02:05 PM EST
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Dish claims that Sling TV will allow users to record up to 100 hours of live TV. (Photo : YouTube)

The Sling TV gear from Dish Network is slated to get its own cloud DVR service, just like PlayStation Vue and DirecTV Now from AT&T. Dish's new service will be launched through an invite-only beta program exclusive to Roku users in December.

Dish claims that Sling TV will allow users to record up to 100 hours of live TV. The feature will also allow them to record multiple shows at the same time. PlayStation Vue has a similar feature. However it only allows users to keep their recordings for a maximum of 28 days.

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According to Mashable, the Sling TV cloud DVR beta stage will be officially launched on Dec. 5.

Dish is yet to confirm the actual duration of how long users can keep their recordings, although the company did say that it will be longer than the Vue's 28-day limit, according to The Verge. To conserve storage space, Dish's cloud DVR service will delete or overwrite the oldest viewed video to make room for new recordings.

The beta service will be free. Sling TV said that the 100 hours of cloud DVR storage would be "at no charge." However, there are speculations that once the service is officially rolled out, Dish might offer storage upgrade options at a price. Sling TV also noted that users would have the option to "protect recordings" once the service is launched.

Current Sling users can sign up for the free invitation-only beta. Sling said that the beta would expand to other platforms within the next few months.

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