We are offering all existing AirTV Player customers the opportunity to participate in an open beta test of our local DVR service.
Sling already offers a cloud DVR service that allows customers to record many of their Sling delivered programs in the cloud. This new, "Local Channels DVR Service", allows customers to attach a user supplied storage device (a recommended external USB hard drive or USB thumb drive) for recording channels received via an antenna and the AirTV Adapter.
As a beta service, we do not warranty the performance of the DVR service. The Local Channels DVR Service will be available with no additional charge during the term of the Beta Test. The service will have a number of limitations during the term of the beta test and we expect many of those limitations to be resolved prior to full production release.
USB Hard drives up to 1 TB in size can be used to record your local channels received via an antenna. Below is a list of recommended hard drives. While other Hard drives up to 1 TB in size may work for recording and playback, we have only tested the drives listed.
We recommend that hard drives and thumb drives are directly connected to the left-most USB port when looking at the back of the device. Drives of any kind must be connected to the device without the use of a USB hub.
USB thumb drives with 64 GB, 128 GB, or 256 GB may also work for recording and playback of video. However, if preforming more advanced DVR features such as DVR Controls (pausing live TV) a hard drive is recommended. Below is a list of USB thumb drives that have been tested against basic DVR functionality.
We are continually making changes to the DVR feature, below you will find what is new and what is still in progress.
For comments and suggestions regarding the Beta Local Channels DVR, please contact
Thank you for your support and interest in AirTV. During the year we will be rolling out new features, stay tuned!