TiVo iOS App Gains Support for Cellular Streaming

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Seven years after its original release on iPhone, TiVo's mobile app has finally been updated to support streaming over cellular networks.

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The TV entertainment service's mobile offering previously required users to find a Wi-Fi hotspot if they wanted to stream shows on mobile, but the company has finally decided to allow users to stream live and recorded shows over their cellular connection.

Tech blog Zatz Not Funny! has pointed out that TiVo's approach remains "a bit kludgey" when streaming content over mobile. For example, there's no way to skip ads like you can on TV, although the absence of pre-roll ads should mollify that lack.

Most users will likely just be happy to have the option of watching shows on the go without having to track down a decent Wi-Fi network.

The TiVo app is a free download for ‌iPhone‌ and iPad available on the App Store. [Direct Link]

(Via Engadget.)

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class77 Avatar
13 months ago
I still love my Tivos. Best interface in the industry
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mnsportsgeek Avatar
13 months ago
Welcome to 2010
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QquegChristian Avatar
13 months ago
It’s time TiVo went out of business. They’ve somehow managed to become sleazier than the cable company in the past year.

1.They insert paid streaming channels every 10 channels in the guide, as if they are real channels. We’re talking streaming services NO ONE has ever heard of. Every 10 channels as you browse live TV. This is after I painstakingly removed every cable channel (hundreds) I don’t watch/subscribe to out of my guide. Now it’s cluttered with fake channels.

2. Every time I go to watch TV I have to dismiss a spam pop up advertising an upgrade offer for new/more TIVO boxes. I got the same Black Friday pop up every day for a week. This is on the TV, not their website. It’s the equivalent of having to accept a cookie policy on a website. Annoying.

3.This is the real nail in the coffin, and insane.... they now insert their own pre-roll ad before every DVR recording. A streaming ad that has to load before the broadcast recording on the hard drive plays.

You pay over $100 a month for cable. $300 to buy a TiVo, $15 a month to TiVo and you end up with DVR recordings that start like you’re watching the cheapest tier of Hulu. It’s insane. TiVo provides NO actual content, just a tv guide, costs $3 more per month than ad-free Hulu and has the audacity to serve streaming ads on every show?!

What is even scummier is that their best feature is that the box automatically skips ads on all major shows, so they’re happy to kill all ads that actually support the shows while slipping in new ads that only support TiVo.
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spinboy Avatar
13 months ago
LOVE my new TiVo Edge, it’s a completely different experience. With my Premiere Pro and even current cable co provided box everything loaded so slowly I never used the apps like Netflix, etc., it was just too painful. And once loaded is was usually crash city. The edge loads apps just as fast as my Appletv 4K, and the experience is nearly identical. Also, rock solid so far. If you really want bad, try the current DirecTV DVR, I switched back to cable when the edge came out and couldn’t be happier. Streaming over mobile (finally) makes me all-the-more glad I switched back.
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Westside guy Avatar
13 months ago
I've been a loyal TiVo owner for more than 15 years, but - I've bought my last TiVo. They're becoming less and less relevant with each day that passes.

I can't remember the last time I actually watched anything on my current TiVo - a Bolt with Lifetime.
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Kirb112 Avatar
13 months ago
I’m happy to see that they finally enabled this. However it’s a tad too late for me. Six months ago, I switched to YouTube TV and sold all of my TiVo gear. Lack of support for iOS remote streaming over cellular Was a primary reason.
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