With Sling's Cloud DVR, you can record movies, full series, your favorite episodes of your favorite shows and more. While Cloud DVR functionality isn't available on all channels, check out how easy it is to watch TV on your time.


Note: This article covers the features of Cloud DVR, device and channel restrictions and how to add or remove Cloud DVR from your Sling subscription. 


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About Cloud DVR

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What is Cloud DVR Free?


All new and existing Sling subscribers (that do not currently have Cloud DVR Plus) receive 10 hours of free cloud storage.


What is Cloud DVR Plus?


All new and existing Sling subscribers can add Cloud DVR Plus and receive 50 hours of cloud storage as well as the ability to protect their favorite recordings for $5/month.


How much is Cloud DVR Plus?


All new and existing Sling customers can add Cloud DVR Plus for $5 per month for 50 hours of cloud storage. Check out Adding or Removing Cloud DVR Plus below for more information.


What is my storage capacity?


Cloud DVR Free users receive 10 hours of cloud storage.


Cloud DVR Plus users receive 50 hours of cloud storage.


Can I buy more Cloud DVR storage?


Not currently.


What devices can I get Cloud DVR on?


Cloud DVR Free and Cloud DVR Plus are available on all devices except the Xfinity X1 platform. Learn more about the devices that support Sling.


What channels can I record?


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

  • Digital Networks (Local Now, ESPN3, ACC Network Extra and SEC Network+)


Can I save or protect recordings?


With Cloud DVR Plus, you can choose to protect your recordings from being auto-deleted if you reach your storage capacity.



Simply choose the option to Protect when selecting a program to record.


Important Note: Protection is not available with Cloud DVR Free. The oldest recording will be auto-deleted once the 10-hour capacity is reached.


Adding or Removing Cloud DVR Plus 

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Add Cloud DVR Plus from My Account


To add Cloud DVR Plus to your account online, log in to your account at sling.com, then select Change Subscription on the My Account page. 


Select Extras, then select the +ADD button next to the Cloud DVR Plus option. Next, scroll to the bottom of the page and select Review. Look over the changes, and if you're ready to proceed, select Submit Order. Cloud DVR Plus will then be immediately added to your account.


Add Cloud DVR Plus from the Sling app


Note: The ability to make changes to your Sling subscription in-app is only available on select devices. If your experience doesn't look like what's described below, try adding Cloud DVR from your My Account page at sling.com


To add Cloud DVR directly from the Sling app, navigate to the My TV screen, then scroll down until you see the Add Premium Channels & More ribbon. Find the Cloud DVR image and select it. Follow the on-screen instructions to immediately add Cloud DVR to your subscription.


Additionally, if you're browsing the guide, select an upcoming program to view details. There, you'll see the option to add DVR. Once you've added Cloud DVR, this option will change to the Record option. 


Remove Cloud DVR Plus


To remove Cloud DVR Plus from your account, log in at sling.com and select Change Subscription. Under Extras, select the check mark next to Cloud DVR Plus so it changes to +ADD. From there, scroll down to the bottom of the page and select Review. Look over the changes, and if you're ready to proceed, select Submit Order. Cloud DVR Plus will then be removed from your account at the end of your current billing cycle. 


What happens if I remove Cloud DVR Plus?


If you decide to remove Cloud DVR Plus from your account, recorded events will be deleted by priority (events you've viewed first, followed by events you haven't yet viewed) to get your recorded capacity down to 10 hours at the end of your billing cycle. 


Any protected recordings will be saved when switching to Cloud DVR Free. Note that if you have more than 10 hours of protected events when switching, it may cause new recordings to be skipped, as no capacity will be available. If you plan on switching to Cloud DVR Free, we recommend un-protecting or deleting recordings to ensure you'll have enough room to add new recordings. Learn more about managing Cloud DVR.



Additional Cloud DVR Questions

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Can I fast-forward through commercials?


Cloud DVR allows you to fast-forward through commercials on all recordings, except for select channels. For these select recordings, you'll be shown a Video On-Demand version of your recording, which will not allow you to fast-forward through commercials. 


What happens if I hit capacity?


We'll make sure that you always have enough room for your favorite programming by automatically deleting the oldest-watched recordings as you reach capacity.