Sling TV cloud DVR now available to Apple TV users for $5 per month

“Apple TV users who subscribe to Sling TV may want to come up with an extra five bucks,” David Katzmaier reports for CNET.

“That’s because the internet TV service’s “cloud DVR,” which allows you to record and play back select channels, as well as pause, rewind and skip commercials, is now available for Apple TV,” Katzmaier reports. “The ‘DVR’ can store up to 50 hours of TV shows and movies, although not every channel can be recorded.”

“To add cloud DVR service you’ll have to pay an additional $5 per month,” Katzmaier reports. “PlayStation Vue’s cloud DVR is available on Apple TV, but it erases shows after 28 days. Sling’s allows you to keep shows for as long as you maintain your cloud DVR subscription.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: We’ve been pleasantly surprised with the ease-of-use of PlayStation Vue‘s “DVR.” Just add your show to “My Shows” and they’re there! Yes, you have to watch them within 28 days, but after several months of use, we haven’t found that to be an issue.

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  1. I have DVR functionality with Tablo for over the air shows for $5/month, and Sling’s DVR offering now gives me access to the cable shows I lost when I dropped Dish satellite for another $35/month. The difference for me is a savings of $70/month, and I no longer pay for hundreds of channels I never watched.

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