Locast Free TV Arrives On TiVo (but why)

By way of CordCuttersNews we learn that Locast has launched a TiVo app. Well, sort of. It turns out the Locast “app” is actually buried within another app (Vewd né Opera TV), entirely isolated from TiVo’s recommendation and recording capabilities. I can imagine the app eventually breaking out into the main interface, if and when … Read more

More TiVo Plus Details Emerge

As revealed last week, TiVo is prepping a free, but likely ad-supported, video service called TiVo+. And, now, additional details have been provided by TiVo VP Ted Malone: We are also investing to bring more content to TiVo users. Our soon to be launched TiVo+ video service will include dozens of channels of free entertainment. We have assembled … Read more

Unannounced TiVo Edge Already Shipping

We first learned of the TiVo Edge back in June, via a number of FCC filings that identified a CableCARD DVR and two over-the-air antenna variants for cord cutters. Then, last month, ‘TiVo Edge for Cable’ box shots came my way that confirm new Dolby capabilities over Bolt and reaffirm streaming clients, such as Roku … Read more

This Is The Arlo Pro 3

Arlo pre-announced the Arlo Pro 3 on Twitter this week… without actually naming it. So, as I’m wont to do, I went ahead and tracked it down. While, at first glance, it looks a whole lot like the Arlo Ultra, there are some distinct differences: Done and done. 💪 At first blush, Arlo Pro 3 … Read more

Roku Unveils Customizable Remote

Along with a minor refresh of the Roku Express and Roku Ultra this week, the streaming powerhouse also unveiled a new customizable remote. While it doesn’t do away with the “spam buttons,” as Roku is primarily an advertising delivery company (and Netflix requires it), the enhanced remote control adds two new numbered personalized shortcut buttons … Read more

TiVo Plans $50 Android TV Stick For 2020

TiVo’s new CEO seems to be on something of a press tour, having first revealed TiVo+ to Bloomberg, followed up with a CNN hardware bombshell in an effort recapture consumer interest and marketshare: Early next year, the company will release a dongle that costs about $50. For now, the device is built to run on … Read more

TiVo Sullies DVR Recordings with Video Ads

As I mentioned a mere 72 hours ago, TiVo’s been trialing additional advertising as part of a broader push to further monetize their platform. And now, andfy of the TiVo Community, has become an inadvertent beta tester of sluggish, lower res pre-roll video ads… that precede his DVR recordings. It looks (and feels) atrocious. See … Read more

TiVo+ Video Streaming Launches Next Month

Looks like the new TiVo Edge line won’t be the only big announcement this fall given Bloomberg’s interview with new CEO Dave Shull: Later this month, TiVo plans to announce new international customers, and in October it will unveil a new product, TiVo Plus, that better integrates new streaming services with the company’s core TV … Read more