'Can you record on Sling TV?': How to add Cloud DVR to the internet TV service and use it to record shows and movies

Sling TV offers customers 10 free hours of DVR storage and up to 50 hours for an additional $5.rafapress/Shutterstock
  • You can record live content on Sling TV to watch anytime using the internet TV service's digital video recording add-on, Cloud DVR.
  • All Sling TV subscribers get at least 10 hours of space for free to save recorded content using Cloud DVR.
  • For a $5 monthly charge, Sling TV Blue, Orange, and Blue+Orange subscribers can get Cloud DVR Plus, which will record up to 50 hours of content.
  • You currently can't purchase more than 50 hours of storage on Sling TV Cloud DVR.

Among a list of add-on options offered to customers, Sling TV's cloud-based DVR allows subscribers to record movies and shows and watch them later. The Free and Plus packages grant 10 and 50 hours of cloud storage, respectively, with a few select channels like ESPN3, Local Now, ACC Network Extra, and SEC Network+ not available for recording.

Sling TV's Cloud DVR is available across devices, whether you're using a smart TV, streaming strick, or the app except for the Xfinity X1 platform. Anyone can add the service through their browser by signing into their Account page. Some subscribers can also add the service using the Sling TV mobile app, though that ability is only available on select devices.

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Here's how to add Cloud DVR Plus to your account and record shows and movies on Sling TV.

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How to add Sling TV's Cloud DVR Plus to your subscription

1. Go to sling.com and sign in.

2. Click the gear icon in the top right to access your Account Settings.

You can find this icon in the upper-right corner of your Sling TV dashboard.Abbey White/Business Insider

3. On the Account tab, select Manage Account
This option is next to the Sign Out button on the Sling TV Account tab.Abbey White/Business Insider

4. Select Change Subscription.

This button is underneath the Subscription heading and above the Watch Now button.Abbey White/Business Insider

5. Underneath your current subscription plan, choose the Extra's drop-down. Advertisement

This menu features a list of extras and add-ons for your Sling TV subscription.Abbey White/Business Insider

6. Click the +ADD button next to the Cloud DVR Plus option.

Once you've added Cloud DVR, the Add button should turn into a yellow check mark.Abbey White/Business Insider

7. Select Review.

You'll need to scroll to the bottom of the page to find this option.Abbey White/Business Insider

8. Choose Submit Order. Advertisement

Cloud DVR Plus will be immediately added to your Sling TV account once you've confirmed the change.Abbey White/Business Insider

How to use Sling TV's Cloud DVR to record shows and movies

1. Find what you want to watch and record either through the Sling Guide or through Search. 2. Select the title you're interested in.Advertisement

3. Click Record to set your recording.

Once you click a show or movie, a pop-up page featuring content details will appear.Abbey White/Business Insider

4. Choose how you'd like to record your show.Advertisement

You can record the rest of the episode you're watching, schedule future episodes to be recorded, or record the entire series.Abbey White/Business Insider

5. To watch your recordings, click the My TV tab and select the episode from the Recordings heading.

This tab should be your Sling TV landing page when you sign in.Abbey White/Business Insider

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