DirecTV Now’s beta test of a cloud DVR is letting a small group of customers record and store up to 100 hours of shows, according to details uncovered by CordCutterNews.
AT&T declined to offer further comment on the trial, but the report, based on screen caps from the DirecTV Now app for mobile devices, notes that recorded shows can be located in the app’s My Library area.
DirecTV Now began to send out emailed invitations for the beta trial in recent weeks, and the OTT TV service is still expected to launch the feature commercially later this year. The company hasn’t said how many of its 500,000-plus subscribers have access to the beta, and if it will charge extra for that option or offer different tiers of storage.
But the coming rollout will help DirecTV Now keep up with what’s become a core feature or option for other virtual MVPDs, including Sling TV, fuboTV, PlayStation Vue, YouTube TV and Hulu. Vidgo, which is expected to launch service later this year, will also offer a cloud DVR.
Among traditional MVPDs, Comcast offers cloud DVR storage for its X1 service.
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