An AI-Powered TiVo Retrospective

TiVo is a brand of digital video recorder (DVR) that was first introduced in 1999. The TiVo DVR allowed users to record television programs and watch them at a later time, a feature known as time shifting. This revolutionary technology fundamentally changed the way that people watched television, and it paved the way for many … Read more

TiVo Goes Back To The (Linux) Well

As Xperi is decoupled from its intellectual property business, to sidestep “channel conflict,” the company continues to crank away on their Roku-esque aspirations by turning the TiVo Stream platform into a television OS. Revealed two years ago, and arriving only a year late, the company’s first partnership is poised to begin producing Vestel televisions “Powered … Read more

Charter Will Be Kicking TiVo To The Curb

By way of TechHive and the TiVo Community, we learn that Charter Communications has alerted Spectrum cable customers to replace TiVo ahead of obsolescence: As we continue to upgrade our networks and technology, CableCARDs will not be compatible with future service upgrades for some time. We have other options for you to consider that will … Read more

TiVo Signs 90 Georgia Tech Football Players

By way of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, we learn additional details of TiVo’s return to football sponsorship via Georgia Tech: TiVo offered an endorsement deal to every member of the team. The 90 who accepted the offer cross the range from starters to walk-ons. The players received a $404 prepaid debit card and a TiVo Stream … Read more

LG Ads Preps New Smart Television OS; With TiVo In Tow?

TiVo clearly has their sights set on Smart TV, yet at the same time partnered with LG Ads… a company that’s just unveiled a new smart television platform. And “River OS” seems to share a lot of similarities with TiVo’s approach: River OS delivers seamless and highly personalized search, discovery, recommendations and viewing across live linear … Read more

TiVo Returns To Best Buy (without a DVR)

From Xperi’s quarterly call, we learn of TiVo’s triumphant return to Best Buy… in the form of the TiVo Stream 4K, as the DVR pioneer continues its retail transformation — moving away from its legacy hardware technologies as it refreshes its branding. But, while the company has pivoted its hardware approach, TiVo remains committed to … Read more

TiVo Stream 4K Regains YouTube TV Capabilities

While YouTube TV is unavailable to new customers on Roku due to contractual matters, YouTube TV has effectively been unavailable to TiVo Stream 4k owners due to technical issues. And, after nearly four months, TiVo has resolved the playback bug. Which makes sense, given the large investment Google recently made in TiVo for their YouTube … Read more

The Best Streaming Hardware Deals

Ah, the very best of manufactured consumer holidays is upon us with Prime Day… resulting in multiple days of deals, from all sorts of retailers. Unfortunately, it’s hard to keep up with many of the Amazon promos given limited windows and inventory. And, while there’s a ton of discounted gear out there, we’re discerning customers … Read more