Today, the Cloud is used by various companies to create a better experience for their users.
Many brands take are beginning to take advantage of the technology, and that includes TV providers.
Cloud-based DVR programs are a brand-new advancement that allow viewers to more readily watch, manage, and record their favorite shows.
While there are a few options out there, this article will cover two of the best Cloud DVR programs on the market to help you decide which you prefer.
The Benefits Sling Cloud DVR
First up is Sling Cloud DVR from Sling TV. In this, the company takes their already impressive technology and combines with standard DVR features to help anyone store their favorite and movies and shows to the Cloud.
While not yet available across every channel, the provider is working hard to make sure that new options are added every single day.
You also have the added bonus of accessing Sling TV’s Cloud DVR on multiple devices. It is currently supported on Roku streaming players, Roku TVs, Amazon Fire TVs, Fire Tablets, Android mobile devices, Google Chromecast devices, Apple TVs, Windows 10 devices and more.
This option is for anyone who wants to get the most from their Sling TV. You can pause any recording of a live program and you can also protect all of your shows to stop them from being auto-deleted.
The Sling system will enable you to record anything you want. Rather than being restricted by tuners or other conflicts, you can record while watching a show or choose to tape everything at once. For just $5 a month you get 50 hours of storage to make sure you never miss a thing.
If you’re worried about space, you manage your capacity by going to the end of “Recordings” on “My TV” and pick “My DVR.” There you can delete any old recordings to free up space.
If you want to add Cloud DVR to your account, you just need to login to Sling.com and choose the option. However, if you signed up with Amazon you can add Cloud DVR through the Sling TV App.
The other option in this guide is the X1 Xfinity Cloud DVR. This offers you another incredible DVR function that works to help users better store and record their favorite media.
The X1 DVR acts just like a regular DVR. However, it has a slew of additional features that you can enjoy.
For example, it enables you to stream recordings to both your computers and mobile devices with the Xfinity Stream app or from the Xfinity Stream portal. You can even download recordings to watch them later when the internet is not available.
In addition, both the Stream Portal and Stream app allow you to watch any Xfinity On Demand selections in your subscription when you’re not at home. That will give you a way to watch both movies and TV shows while you’re out and about.
Accessing the Cloud from Anywhere
Every X1 customer with a DVR service can use the Cloud as long as they are eligible. To access DVR recordings, you either go to the Xfinity Stream app on your mobile device or the Xfinity Stream portal on your computer.
Though not all devices are yet supported, the Xfinity Stream Portal is available for both Macs and PCs. In addition, the Xfinity Stream app can be accessed on any iOS device running 9.0 or higher and Android devices running 4.1 or higher. Kindle Fire devices are supported as well.
Though some people may be wary of using a new DVR system, you never have to worry about losing past recordings. All existing recordings, while not available for playback or download, will stay on the TV box. The system should keep all of your information, which means any scheduled recordings will be saved once you upgrade.
The Best Way to Upgrade Your Viewing Experience
Though many brands have not yet caught up to the Cloud (there is currently no Spectrum Cloud DVR, for instance) the above two options are a great way to make sure you get all of your recordings across every device.
It is important to connect your technology, and you never want to limit your options if you don’t have to.
DVR Cloud backup is incredibly useful for anyone who avidly uses their home box.
At a low extra cost, you get a ton of features that seamless integrate into your existing system. Some upgrades can be a hassle to implement or use, but that is not the case here.
If you are already familiar with your home system (and even if you are not) Sling TV and Xfinity both provide great options for you.