You want to cut the cord. You hate your cable company. You hate their calls, their promotional offers, their bills, their service reps. And the option to get away from them, in the form of the future: Streaming. A little digital river for you to dip into, and find yourself, outside of the traditional means of getting you’re favorite TV and movies. You’re on your own. Your in the wild. The future is yours, and it’s cordless. Except for one, single problem: The fact remains that in 2016, cable remains a far better, more stable experience than any streaming service out there.
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Sling TV is sweetening its Internet-based live-TV service with a feature typically associated with more traditional cable plans: a DVR. But unlike a normal DVR, this one is based in the cloud.
Sling isn’t the first Internet TV service to offer a DVR; Sony’s PlayStation Vue offers one, too. However, Sling TV’s cloud DVR — which launches in beta on Monday — has an edge: The recordings, up to 100GB worth, have no expiry date.
“Unlike other OTT [over the top] 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 Sling TV CEO Roger Lynch in the official announcement. Read more…
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