As live TV streaming services mature, one of the biggest differentiators is the ability to record shows, play them back later and (maybe) skip commercials.
Now one of the cheapest such services, Sling TV, has expanded its cloud DVR feature to work with a bunch more devices. Sling now supports the DVR on the Chrome browser,
, LG smart TVs and 2016 and 2017 models of
Sling TV offers offers live channels streamed over the Internet, including ESPN, AMC, Comedy Central and TNT, for $20 a month and up. Subscribers can pay an additional $5 a month to get the DVR.
The DVR add-on was originally restricted to
devices added later. With the new stable of DVR-enabled gear, Sling's cloud DVR can better compete against similar DVR offerings by
Hulu with Live TV
. They all include cloud
on numerous devices -- and start at $40 a month.
Sling's DVR comes with plenty of restrictions. It has a 50-hour limit, the same as
, while YouTube TV and Vue have unlimited DVR capacity. Sling's DVR also doesn't work with any Disney-owned channel, including any ESPN channel, ABC, Freeform or any
channel. It also won't work with 2018 Samsung TVs or the Comcast X1 platform.