Amidst the TiVo Bolt hits and misses, an Amazon Fire TV app has been confirmed. As first demonstrated in July of 2014, as an overseas MSO cloud offering and in relation to TiVo’s Haxe transition, Digital Trends suggests the app should be available to retail customers real soon.
TiVo would probably prefer you invest in one of its TiVo Mini boxes to share stored content with other televisions in the house, but with support for Apple Airplay and a new TiVo Android app available for Fire TV, you can use the streamers you might already have to access all of your recordings.
I’ll go ahead and assume that this will be a port of their existing Android app, which has long been available for Fire TV sideloading. As such, it’d require transcoding (and, obviously, suitable TiVo hardware) for more efficient transport in providing MPEG4 vs MPEG2. A loss in picture quality and audio fidelity would be expected, but is more than made up for in convenience. And I’m looking forward to my kitchen and deck television (one in the same) to bask in full FiOS TV glory in the near future. Slingbox latency, who?