TiVo Expands Retail Footprint & Device Capabilities

Our very own Adam Miarka stumbled upon a notable TiVo Stream 4K display at Wal-Mart earlier this week. And, although this isn’t TiVo’s first retail rodeo with the Bentonville behemoth, it’s been awhile. Further, a sizable endcap display like represents a significant financial investment by the DVR pioneer, in addition to signaling they still have … Read more

Here Comes The Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite

Beyond the new eero 6 routers, via WinFuture, we now know Amazon is also posed to refresh at least the lower end of their Fire TV lineup later this week. Enter: the Fire TV Stick Lite. As with its predecessors, the Lite is a relatively non-descript HDMI USB dongle. However, hopefully this new model features … Read more

TiVo Slows Its Roll While Expanding Partnerships

Shortly after releasing the bungled TiVo Stream 4K update, that inadvertently broke MPEG-2 decoding and locked up developer options behind a PIN, the company halted its software roll-out. They’ve regrouped and now, about six weeks later, are slow-rolling a new set of updates that incorporates all the prior fixes, restores that lost functionality, and provides … Read more

SHIELD TV Update Caters To Power Users

NVIDIA SHIELD is the premiere Android TV streamer and, as such, the latest update (8.2) continues to cater to power users… such as myself. Video improvements to AI Upscaling and frame rate matching take prime billing. However, the most practical feature for those sporting the current remote may be the additional menu button customization. As … Read more

Smart TV is TiVo’s Endgame

Now that the Xperi merger has closed, TiVo’s 6th CEO in 5 years has weighed in on the future of the consumer business. And, while it was clear the (former) company had pinned its hopes on the TiVo Stream 4K, we now know that the Android TV streaming dongle is merely the first salvo in … Read more

TiVo Stream 4K: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

After a month delay, the TiVo Stream 4K update arrived last week with a variety of fixes. However, beyond failing to roll in HDR improvements, TiVo introduced a pair of issues. Notably: breaking some audio/video decoding and locking up developer options behind a PIN. Of course, being able to successfully playback audio and video is … Read more

The Next TiVo Stream 4K Update Has Arrived

Although arriving a month later than anticipated, and without HDR improvements, the second TiVo Stream 4K update has just hit with various other improvements. Some of the more notable Android TV updates as spelled out by Redditor tivopm: Apps are now accessible from the Left Navigation Menu on the Stream App Remote Control pairing and … Read more

Our TiVo Stream 4K DVR Extension Dreams Are Dead

I had been holding out hope that TiVo would repurpose the work they had done for Fire TV to bring DVR extender capabilities to the Android TV-based Stream 4K. Beyond whispers it was being explored at one point, TiVo PR seemingly left the door open. Or perhaps it was just my wishful thinking. Alas, it … Read more