TiVo Stream 4K Dumps The DVR, Channels Sling TV

Photo via TechHive. TiVo continues to move forward with plans to launch an Android TV dongle this Spring. And, from CES, new details have been revealed… including its name: TiVo Stream 4K. While the company has gone back to the well on branding, the Stream 4K represents an entirely new consumer product category for the … Read more

Tablo Commercial Skip Exits Beta With $2 Monthly Fee

I’ve got some good news and I’ve got some bad news. Assuming you’ve read the headline, you already know one of our favorite OTA DVR offerings will be making commercial skip available for $2/mo (or $20/yr) as part of a new “Tablo Premium” service. In order to generate the Automatic Commercial Skip playlists, each Tablo … Read more

Cancelled TiVo Mavrik Appears on ebay

Over on Earth 2, cord cutters are loving the wireless, dual-tuner TiVo Mavrik. Yeah, like most TiVo products, it needed work at launch (channel changing was so slow back in 2017), but it’s finally become a viable Tablo competitor and then some. The “headless” network tuner with cloud DVR service pipes live OTA and recordings … Read more

If not TiVo, then who? [Cord Cutter Edition]

As TiVo degrades their consumer DVR experience, and generally hasn’t morphed into the digital lifestyle company some had hoped for, folks are seeking out alternatives. And, for cord cutters, there are several great options to enjoy and manage that free antenna television… with or without an actual antenna. First, most of the streaming aggregators (YouTube … Read more

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

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

The TiVo Edge Is Hiding In Plain Sight

By way of the official TiVo Twitter account, we receive confirmation from CEDIA that my TiVo Edge product packaging is legit and it seems likely the company intends a fall release of refreshed retail hardware. I, mean, the product team is standing directly in front of three Edge logos. Yeah, the words may be partially … Read more