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Sling TV Cloud DVR arrives on iOS and Windows 10: here’s how to get it

Sling TV Cloud DVR arrives on iOS and Windows 10: here’s how to get it

Sling TV finally began rolling out a cloud DVR feature earlier this year, possibly doing so in response to a growing number of competitors who offered the arguably vital feature. The rollout has been slow, though, arriving on only select devices as the company irons out the issues. Now it has finally made its way to two big platforms -- iOS and Windows 10 -- but getting it isn't as simple as firing up the app.

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Sling TV begins rolling out traditional ‘grid’ channel guide

Sling TV begins rolling out traditional ‘grid’ channel guide

Live television is undergoing a revolution, and while it is mostly a welcomed thing -- who doesn't like the idea of contract-free live TV streaming? -- it does have a downside: some of the new services are less-than-simple to navigate. While this may not be a problem for the youngest generation who will grow up exposed to these new-fangled interfaces, the experience is mostly just frustrating for everyone else. Thusly enters Sling TV's new traditional channel guide.

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Sling TV Cloud DVR feature arrives on Apple TV

Sling TV Cloud DVR feature arrives on Apple TV

Following its unveiling last year, Sling TV launched its new Cloud DVR add-on feature for Roku and Android devices in mid-April. Now the company has expanded that availability, bringing its DVR feature to the Apple TV, as previously promised. With the feature, Sling TV subscribers who pay an extra fee will be able to save movies and TV shows for viewing after the show has finished airing.

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Sling arrives on some newer LG smart TVs

Sling arrives on some newer LG smart TVs

If you count yourself among the growing group of cord cutters and happen to have a recent LG smart TV, your entertainment options just got a little broader. Sling has announced a new partnership that will see the Sling TV app make its way to LG smart TVs. The app is available beginning today on some models, meaning you can start streaming content right away.

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Sling TV Cloud DVR arrives for Roku and Android (with an add-on fee)

Sling TV Cloud DVR arrives for Roku and Android (with an add-on fee)

Sling TV has expanded the availability of its Cloud DVR, bringing it to Roku and Android subscribers in addition to the 'First Look' subscribers who have already had access (via Amazon devices). Assuming you have one of the supported devices, you'll be able to sign up for Cloud DVR to store videos for watching later on. Unlike some competing services, though, Cloud DVR on Sling TV isn't free -- signing up will tack an extra $5 onto your monthly bill.

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Sling TV adds Showtime to its premium channel lineup

Sling TV adds Showtime to its premium channel lineup

Sling TV has expanded its premium channel lineup, adding Showtime as one of the options for those who want it. The add-on can be tacked onto one's existing channel package for $10/month extra, giving subscribers access to the network and its eight individual channels. Showtime joins the service's existing premium offerings, including HBO, Starz and Cinemax.

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Sling TV Cloud DVR feature launches on Amazon devices

Sling TV Cloud DVR feature launches on Amazon devices

Sling TV has announced the availability of its new Cloud DVR feature for subscribers accessing the service via an Amazon Fire, Amazon Fire Stick, or a Fire tablet. The service is an add-on subscription that tacks an extra five dollars onto a subscriber’s monthly rate. The DVR feature provides 50 hours of content storage and conflict-free recording.

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Sling TV adds new ‘Extras’ bundle, a cheaper way to get add-ons

Sling TV adds new ‘Extras’ bundle, a cheaper way to get add-ons

Sling TV, the over-the-Internet live television service, has announced a new ‘Extras’ bundle that offers four channel packs at half the cost of subscribing to each one individually. The bundle includes the Lifestyle Plus Extra, the Kids Extra, Comedy Plus Extra, and News Extra. Sling TV is calling this is ‘4 Extras Deal,' and is offering it to both its Blue and its Orange subscribers.

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DISH reveals Alexa Hopper skill, DISH Music, and Sling TV certification for devices

DISH reveals Alexa Hopper skill, DISH Music, and Sling TV certification for devices

DISH announced its AirTV streaming device earlier in the day, but the CES 2017 reveals don't stop there. Chief among these reveals is a new Hopper skill for Amazon's Alexa devices, namely the Echo and Echo Dot. If you have one of those and a Hopper DVR, you'll soon be able to pair your DVR with your Alexa device and start channel surfing using voice commands.

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DISH introduces AirTV, its new 4K Android TV-based streaming device

DISH introduces AirTV, its new 4K Android TV-based streaming device

The market for media streaming devices is getting a little bit crowded, but that isn't stopping DISH from getting in on the action with AirTV. Based on Android TV, AirTV is a new streaming device that combines internet streaming services with over-the-air signals. That is, it combines the two formats assuming you have the right add-ons.

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Sling AirTV still alive, sports Fisher Price look

Sling AirTV still alive, sports Fisher Price look

Despite the popularity of video streaming services, the TV entertainment industry is still torn between Internet streaming and traditional local over the air TV. Sling TV tried to propose an answer in its AirTV combined set-top box and antenna setup. After months of silence, that box might finally be ready to go live, but Sling might have changed the game just a bit. Now it seems that AirTV will funnel OTA TV directly to the TV. Plus, the box now sports a new design that would call to mind more a kid's toy than something that fits with your serious-looking entertainment system.

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DirecTV NOW vs Sling TV vs PlayStation Vue: Streaming Showdown

DirecTV NOW vs Sling TV vs PlayStation Vue: Streaming Showdown

The brave new world of live television is upon us, and it comes in three forms: PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, and DirecTV NOW. Having multiple products to choose from is never a bad thing, but it does require more leg work. Which service has the features you can't live without? Is there some hard-to-find fine print you should know about? Does the service you're leaning toward offer the best value for your money? We've answered all those questions and more.

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