fuboTV, the sports-focused virtual MVPD, said it has expanded the capacity of its cloud DVR to ten “slots,” up from an original three, and now lets subscribers store recordings for up to ten days, up from an original three days.
For fuboTV, a cloud DVR slot” equates to a program selected to record from the program guide. fuboTV’s cloud DVR policy applies to all recorded programs.
fuboTV includes its cloud DVR feature with Fubo Premier, a core offering that is currently being offered under the promotional price of $34.99 per month.
fuboTV’s updated cloud DVR complements a recently added “Lookback” feature that lets subs watch sporting events and entertainment programming that aired in the previous three days. Its Lookback component is currently accessible on its service for desktops and mobile web platforms.
Other vMVPDs have also introduced cloud DVR services. YouTube TV offers unlimited cloud DVR storage but disables fast-forwarding in some shows if they’re available on VOD. Sony PlayStation Vue’s cloud DVR supports unlimited recordings, but users must watch them within 28 days. Sling TV is trialing a cloud DVR under a “First Look” program that sells 50 hours of storage for $5 per month. DirecTV Now, AT&T’s OTT TV service, has a cloud DVR on its roadmap.
Among traditional MVPDs, Comcast offers a cloud DVR feature with its X1 service that also allows customers to download/check-out recorded shows for offline viewing.