TiVo is planning to launch apps for Apple TV, Roku, and Fire TV later this year, reports Zatz Not Funny via The Verge. The apps will let people watch live or recorded video on multiple TVs without the need to purchase a TiVo Mini.

The TiVo Mini boxes are priced at $179.99 and are typically needed to extend TiVo DVR content to additional televisions in the home.

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TiVo is a DVR service for recording live programming to watch at a later time, and it is equipped with a number of features like online recording options, playback while a show is still being recorded, scheduled recordings, and more. It also integrates with several services, including Amazon Video on Demand and Netflix.

The company recently introduced its latest product, the TiVo BOLT OTA which includes an antenna for cord cutters. The BOLT OTA costs $250 for 1TB of storage, which can hold 150 hours of HD content. TiVo charges a $6.99 monthly fee for the BOLT OTA, but the additional apps will be free with no other costs associated.

The apps are said to be coming in the second and third quarter of 2019, with TiVo to launch an app for Fire TV first, followed by Roku, and then Apple TV.

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deeddawg Avatar
31 months ago
How will this influence the viewing experience of the current TiVo customers - they already (like me) have the device?
Sounds like it will allow you view content from your Tivo on other TVs in your home using an AppleTV or Roku device instead of having to buy a Tivo Mini device. Maybe even a tuner stream.


That said, I wonder if Tivo is coming in a little bit too little too late. I've been a Tivo user for many many years, but dropped cable tv service a few months ago. Since the OTA content here even in the ATL suburbs is subpar relative to something like DirecTVNow, it's been a long while since I've switched to the tivo input on my TV.

Plus with DTVN I can leverage one subscription both at home and at a vacation place. Not really able to do that with Tivo to date, and likely not even with their ATV/Roku app.

So yeah, this is probably great news for folks with tivos and who still have cable tv -- or folks with cable considering a Tivo since they won't have to buy a bunch of minis if they have roku / atv devices already on those tvs.

Still, I wouldn't be betting on cabletv as the future.
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trainwrecka Avatar
31 months ago
Yup, Apple TV is a dead product moving forward. It’ll never be upgraded from here on.
I'm sorry... what? I've used the Apple TV for more than a decade. I keep seeing people buy them. Dead? I doubt it.
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KPandian1 Avatar
31 months ago
How will this influence the viewing experience of the current TiVo customers - they already (like me) have the device?

And those who don't, need to be a TiVo customer in what manner to be able to use the app?
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erinsarah Avatar
31 months ago
The Mini's are junk because you can't use them with WiFi. Hello Tivo, it's 2019.
Ever try using the TiVo app on the iPad? Hitting the 30-second skip is a painful experience, because there's a lag of 2+ seconds, depending on Wifi speed. God forbit you hit the skip button 4 times at once in hopes of skipping all the commercials. You'll be watching it spin for ten seconds or more. The advantage of the mini being wired is providing a more tivo-ish experience. Now, that being said, one would think Tivo could come up with buffering technology that would avoid this problem, but hey...it's only 2019. :-)
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AzzUrr1 Avatar
31 months ago
The Apple TV starts singing: „I‘m still alive“
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erinsarah Avatar
31 months ago
In general this is good news, but practically speaking - not sure how much, at least for us.

We’ve been with TiVo for almost 20 years, but we hardly ever watch anything on the Bolt anymore. Generally we’re using our third-gen AppleTV if we “watch TV” - it’s just easier and better than the Bolt for streaming media, which includes all the rips I’ve made of the DVDs and Blu-Rays we’ve purchased, Hulu, Crunchyroll, HBO, etc.

TiVo was great for it’s time, and for years I loved them to death... but technology has largely passed them by.
This is actually GREAT news for my household. Been Tivo liftetime members since a year after Tivo was created. We have two TVs (Great room + Master bedroom), one with a Bolt and one with a Mini. Both have ATVs. We do most of our viewing via ATV apps, but switch inputs to Tivo to watch network stuff (via rooftop antenna). I look forward to not having to switch inputs so much anymore. Plus our TV has an HDMI handshake issue, and every time we switch inputs we have to turn the TV off and on again to get it to work right.

I'm hoping ATV Siri works with this, such as "Watch Big Bang theory on Tivo". That would skip the issue of remote control lag.
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Yup, Apple TV is a dead product moving forward. It’ll never be upgraded from here on.
Not sure I see your reasoning here. It's a pretty robust device now, and it seems like they are still investing in it and working with other companies (such as Tivo) to make it more adaptable. And with Apple's pending streaming TV business still being formulated, I would think it's still a crucial part of the business.

For us it's really starting to become a central hub for the house. Connectivity to the stereo for all things Airplay, streaming stuff from devices, Apple Home, and soon Tivo Central...I still see plenty of growth with it.
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