What is the Cloud DVR "First Look" program?

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The Cloud DVR First Look program is available to customers who own Sling TV-supported Amazon Fire TVs, Amazon Fire TV Sticks and Fire tablets and will expand to other devices over the next few months. “First Look” customers have access to 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage for just $5 per month.  

Eligible customers who created their account through Amazon may add the DVR feature through the Sling TV app on their Amazon Fire TVs, Amazon Fire TV Sticks and Fire tablets. All other eligible customers may add the DVR feature to their account by signing in to their account on and selecting “Add Cloud DVR .” 

How many shows can I record at once?

Cloud DVR users will experience conflict free recording by breaking free from tuners and conflicts that restrict you from recording several programs at once. Record one thing while watching another, or record everything while watching something else.

What is my capacity?

Cloud DVR “First Look” offers customers 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage to record their favorite shows, movies, and games. To see and manage your storage capacity, go to the end of the Recordings ribbon on My TV and select My DVR. While you always have the freedom to delete recordings to manage your storage, we will automatically make room for new recordings by deleting the oldest watched recording when capacity is full.

Can I buy more storage?

Not at this time.

Can I pause live TV on every channel now?

On Sling TV, you can already pause live TV on many channels.  Cloud DVR will allow you to pause any recording of a live program. DVR functionality is not available on all channels.

What channels can I record with Cloud DVR?

DVR functionality is available for all live content, except on the following channels:

  • All Disney and ESPN channels

    • This includes ABC, Freeform, Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney JR, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN 3, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Goal Line, ESPN Buzzer Beater, ESPN Bases Loaded and the SEC Network.

  • FOX local networks, FOX Sports 1 (FS1), Nat Geo, and FX

  • Newsy, Local Now, Maker, and Polaris by Maker

Can I save/protect my recordings?

Not at this time, but we will continue to add new features

Can I download my recordings for offline viewing?

Recordings cannot be viewed offline.

When will I be able to get DVR?

We plan to continue to expand access to the Cloud DVR feature to all of our supported devices and to additional customers throughout the coming months. Check back here for updates on your favorite devices.

If you would like to provide feedback on Cloud DVR, please email us at You can also contact us via chat or phone below. 
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