Even though Shudder is mainly an on-demand service, it does offer some themed live content feeds. The Slashics channel, for example, airs all kinds of slasher movies. However, there's no way to record any of Shudder's streams because the horror-centric streaming service doesn't have any DVR features.
Does Shudder come with a DVR?
The short answer is: no. The standalone version of Shudder doesn't come with a DVR feature.
YouTube TV does have a DVR, and it also offers Shudder as an add-on service. But, you won't be able to record any Shudder content with it because YouTube TV doesn't carry any of the Shudder live streams-- only its on-demand videos.
Does Shudder have an offline viewing feature?
Some on-demand apps let you download content so that you can view movies and TV on airplanes and other places with no internet connectivity.
You can download select content with Shudder if you get it by itself. However, to use this feature, you must have iOS 9.0 or later, or Android 4.4.2 or later.
If a title is available for download, you'll see a downward facing arrow next to its name. Just click the arrow and the title will download for later offline viewing. As long as you're a Shudder subscriber and the title remains available on Shudder, you'll see it under "View My Downloads".
Another way to watch Shudder content offline is to get the Shudder add-on for Amazon Prime Video. if you have an Amazon Fire Tablet or the Amazon Prime Video app, you can download content for offline viewing.
Will Shudder debut an offline viewing feature in 2023?
It's impossible to say. A few recent discussions about offline viewing in the Shudder subreddit can be found, but none of the questions about offline viewing have been met with an official response.
Shudder's on-demand catalog
Thrillers, horror movies, zombie flicks, and all kinds of other horror-related titles can be found in Shudder's online vault. One of the service's main attractions is its growing library of original content. New releases come out very frequently, as well. In addition to on-demand content, some themed live channel feeds are also available.
One interesting thing that many subscribers have noticed is that the amount of content you can get through Shudder changes depending on how you subscribe. For example, the on-demand vault will look a bit different if you subscribe with Amazon instead of through Shudder directly. There doesn't seem to be any information about this on the Shudder website, though.
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