TivologoTiVo owners can control their devices via an iOS app on the iPhone and iPad, but -- for the moment -- can only watch shows on their television.

But that's all going to change in a few months. According to a report from ZDNet, TiVo is launching an external decoder box that would plug into the TiVo Premiere set-top box and would deliver content to an iPhone or iPad.

The unique part is that the company claims that the TiVo Stream is the first product to enable streaming (or downloading) shows simultaneously to multiple devices without interrupting what’s playing on the television. The Verge tested a prototype in January and wrote that it "streamed a show from the TiVo across the room without any hiccups."

TiVo says they will release the TiVo Stream box "in the coming months", but didn't share any details about pricing.

Top Rated Comments

ryanmcv Avatar
116 months ago
I'll believe this when I see it. TiVo is notorious for announcing products/services and then taking years to finally release them (example: Xfinity On Demand & Cox On Demand).
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tiptopp Avatar
116 months ago
It's possible!

Virgin Media Tivo customers will probably be left out, all because Virgin Media think their customers are too thick to be able to plug their Tivo into a router. Let alone a separate streaming box.

We still don't have the Tivo buddy app despite a VM ready version being ready for months.

I'm also in the UK on Virgin Media. I was frustrated that I couldn't control the Tivo better, and annoyed that both the Virgin Media and Peanut apps have serious issues. So I googled, and came up trumps.

Some clever person has created a bonjour script which fools your Tivo into thinking it's in the US. So combine that with the Tivo app from the US app store, and you've got all the control you need - from your iPhone or iPad (and yes, it's a proper iPad implementation - beautiful!). You need to plug your Tivo into your router as well - I've done this with homeplugs.

Here's a link to the VM forum where it's discussed. Click here (http://community.virginmedia.com/t5/TiVo/Want-to-try-the-US-TiVo-iPad-app-One-click-solution/td-p/901085/page/5) Page 5 (I think) contains a link to the .dmg. It's worth reading the whole thread before you start - there are some instructions to follow, and the conversation is a little confused, but work at it and you'll never look back (except when the app occasionally decides that it won't open and has to be reinstalled - small price...).

Once you've got it, it's much, much better than using the physical remote. You can do lots on the app without messing about on the TV, so while you're watching something full screen you can be managing recordings, setting up new ones, deleting old ones, browsing what's on, etc. It's great - and IF Apple launch a TV sometime, they'd do well to learn from this app.

Have fun with it!

Tiptopp
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TonyC28 Avatar
116 months ago
Sounds cool and all, but unless you're on wifi this is only good for a couple hour long shows or a movie. Then your data plan is gone. And like some others have said, in TiVo's world "coming soon" means any time in the next decade.

What would be awesome would be a quick way to transfer a TiVo recording from the box to an iOS device for later viewing. It can technically be done now but TiVo Desktop kinda sucks.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
flipshot Avatar
116 months ago
Virgin Media Tivo customers will probably be left out, all because Virgin Media think their customers are too thick to be able to plug their Tivo into a router. Let alone a separate streaming box.

We still don't have the Tivo buddy app despite a VM ready version being ready for months.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AlphaVictor87 Avatar
116 months ago
Holy crap TiVo still exists?
Score: -5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Top Stories

april 2021 event coverage feature

Apple Event Live Coverage: New iPads, AirTags, and More Expected [Event Over]

Tuesday April 20, 2021 9:07 am PDT by
Apple's virtual "Spring Loaded" event kicks off today at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time, with Apple expected to debut updated iPad models and perhaps some other hardware such as AirTags or iMac models based on Apple silicon. Apple is providing a live video stream on its website, on YouTube, and in the company's TV app across its platforms. We will also be updating this article with live blog...
m1 imac colors

Apple Announces Redesigned iMac With M1 Chip and Seven Color Options

Tuesday April 20, 2021 10:22 am PDT by
Apple has announced a new, redesigned 24-inch iMac, featuring an M1 chip, a 4.5K display, and a range of color options, as well as an improved cooling system, front-facing camera, speaker system, microphones, power connector, and peripherals. The new iMac features a completely new compact design, and comes in a range of seven striking colors, including green, yellow, orange, pink, purple,...
duan rui iphone 12 13 notch

New Images Show Smaller iPhone 13 Notch Compared to iPhone 12

Saturday April 17, 2021 11:38 pm PDT by
Leaker known as "DuanRui" has shared more images that could give us our best look yet at Apple's redesigned notch for the iPhone 13. The new pictures follow similar images shared by the leaker last week, but the latest shots include a comparison with the existing iPhone 12 notch. DuanRui posted three images on Twitter that apparently originate from Weibo, although source details remain...
Top Stories 57 Feature

Top Stories: Apple Event Next Tuesday, Mini-LED iPad Pro, iPhone Rumors

Saturday April 17, 2021 6:00 am PDT by
It feels like we've been waiting forever for new Apple products, but the wait is almost over as Apple has announced a media event for next Tuesday, so make sure to tune into MacRumors for full coverage of everything Apple announces. While that was the big news this week, we also got some new details on Apple's iPhone plans for 2022 and 2023 courtesy of analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, and we also saw...
iphone 12 preorder purple

Apple Launching iPhone 12 and 12 Mini in New Purple Color on April 30

Tuesday April 20, 2021 10:08 am PDT by
Apple today announced that the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini will be available in a new purple color starting April 30, with pre-orders starting this Friday. Apple is also releasing a new MagSafe Leather Case and Leather Sleeve in Deep Violet, a Silicone Case in Capri Blue, Pistachio, Cantaloupe, or Amethyst, and a Leather Wallet in Arizona, all available to order beginning today. iPhone...
f1618938547

Apple Announces AirTag Tracking Devices Starting At $29 Each

Tuesday April 20, 2021 10:10 am PDT by
Apple today announced AirTag, a Tile-like Bluetooth tracking device that's designed to be attached to items like keys and wallets for tracking purposes, letting you find them right in the Find My app. AirTags are accessories for attaching to backpacks, luggage, and other items. Any U1 device like the iPhone 12 can be used for precision finding to guide you right to the item you're looking...
iPad Pro

New 12.9-Inch iPad Pro Will Be 0.5mm Thicker to Accommodate Mini-LED Display

Monday April 19, 2021 11:30 am PDT by
The upcoming 12.9-inch iPad Pro will be thicker than the previous-generation version, likely due to the inclusion of the mini-LED display. We've heard several rumors about the change in thickness, and now leaked design images have confirmed it. A source that designs accessories for Apple devices sent MacRumors a series of photos that feature exact dimensions for the new iPad Pro models, and...
ipad pro with m1 chip

Apple Introduces Next-Generation iPad Pro With M1 Chip, Thunderbolt, 5G, XDR Display, and More

Tuesday April 20, 2021 10:40 am PDT by
Apple today announced the next-generation iPad Pro with the same M1 chip found in the latest Macs, Thunderbolt and USB4 support, 5G connectivity on cellular models with mmWave support in the United States, and more. With an 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU, Apple says the M1 chip in the new iPad Pro provides up to 50% faster performance and up to 40% faster graphics compared to the A12Z Bionic chip ...
iPad Pro Feature Orange

Wedbush Analysts Say 'Spring Loaded' Event Will Debut New iPads With 'Modest Price Increase,' Along With 'a Few Surprises'

Monday April 19, 2021 6:37 am PDT by
Apple is planning to launch a new entry-level iPad, iPad mini, and iPad Pro at its "Spring Loaded" event tomorrow, along with "a few surprises," according to Wedbush analysts. In a new note to investors, seen by MacRumors, Wedbush analysts Daniel Ives and Strecker Backe explained that the iPad will be the main focus of Apple's "Spring Loaded" event, with new entry-level iPad, iPad mini, and ...
flat imac 3d 3 teal

Reliable Leaker Hints Redesigned Colorful iMac to Debut at 'Spring Loaded' Event

Saturday April 17, 2021 4:43 am PDT by
Reliable leaker known as l0vetodream has hinted that Apple may debut its rumored redesigned and colorful iMac at its "Spring Loaded" event on Tuesday, April 20. In a tweet, the leaker posted an image of Apple's logo used for marketing the upcoming event and an image of the retro rainbow Apple logo alongside the colorful lineup of G3 iMacs. Apple leaker Jon Prosser previously reported that...