Sling TV Takes On AT&T’s DirecTV Now, PlayStation Vue With New Cloud DVR Service

Offering will allow users to record shows and movies without expiration date

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Dish’s Sling TV has announced a new cloud DVR service, which will allow users to record shows and movies and watch them at a later time on multiple devices.

The cloud DVR will directly rival Sony’s PlayStation Vue, as Sling CEO Roger Lynch stated in the press release that the recordings on cloud DVR will not expire after 28 days — like they do on the Vue, according to TechCrunch.

“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 in the official press release. “Two years ago we became the first live OTT provider, and we continue to innovate and bring the best experience to our customers.”

The DVR will launch a beta version in December and will initially only be available to those who watch Sling TV via Roku devices.

Sling also added that the DVR will offer conflict-free recording, with the ability to pause, rewind and fast-forward through the recorded video. The content will be directly integrated into Sling TV’s “My TV” screen, and the new service promises to automatically manage the space by deleting the oldest watched recordings when max capacity is reached.

According to TechCrunch, the announcement comes on the same day that AT&T is planning to reveal details about its live TV service, DirecTV Now. Hulu is also planning to roll out a live streaming service by early next year.