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TiVo’s New DVRs Stream TV To Your iOS Device When You’re Not Home

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    Apple TV and Roku have received most of the love among TV set-top boxes lately, but the original DVR pioneer, TiVO, isn’t ready to roll over and die just yet.


    This morning TiVo unveiled its newest lineup of DVRs, and rather than trying to kick your iOS device out of the living room, the new DVRs will stream TV straight to your iPad or iPhone, even if you’re not at home.



    The new Roamio lineup of DVRs comes in three variants – TiVO Roamio ($200), TiVo Roamio Plus ($400) and TiVo Roamio Pro ($600) – but the Plus and Pro models are the only two that can stream TV to iOS devices.


    The new boxes also come with a revamped UI along with access to apps such as Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora, Spotify, Amazon, and YouTube.


    TiVo says that the new boxes will be faster than previous generations thanks to the addition of HTML-5 support, and you can schedule recordings from your iPhone via a new iOS app that will launch soon. The new Roamio DVRs are available now on TiVO’s website and Amazon, or you can pick one up when they hit Best Buy stories in a few weeks.


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    TiVo on Tuesday announced its first major update to its line of digital video recorders in three years, giving buyers the opportunity to stream content from a DVR to an iOS-powered device such as an iPhone or iPad.

    The new line of Roamio DVRs are now stepping onto turf previously occupied by devices such as the Slingbox, though TiVo's new lineup has a wider feature set than does the Slingbox. In adding streaming to mobile functionality, the new DVRs subsume the features of a pre-existing TiVo device, the TiVo Stream add-on box. That device paired with TiVo Premiere DVRs to stream to iOS devices.

    Most of the Roamio DVRs will be able to stream live and recorded content to iOS devices outside of the home, but that functionality will not be available until some months after the Roamio line launches. That capability will likely come in the form of a firmware update.

    The Roamio line will also have capabilities similar to Google's recently unveiled Chromecast streaming device. Users will be able to start up a YouTube video or Netflix movie on an iPhone or iPad and then have the TiVo begin streaming the content.

    TiVo's new product lineup line will come in three models:


    • The basic TiVo Roamio, priced at $200, will allow users to watch or record up to four simultaneous shows. It will also record up to 75 hours of HD video, but it will not be able to stream content to mobile devices without the $130 TiVo Stream.
    • The Roamio Plus, for $400, will record up to six simultaneous shows and can hold up to 150 hours of HD video. It will have the iOS streaming functionality built in.
    • At the high-end of the line will be the Roamio Pro. That device will record up to 450 hours of HD video and will have all of the streaming capabilities of the Roamio Plus. It will retail for $600.



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    Hmmm. I see iOS devices mentioned as compatible with new Tivo dvrs - but nothing about android -:( IMO this is not necessarily a positive development for GTV. I wonder if they are planning on supporting android in the future?
     
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    Android is rumored to be coming in November but I can only say I am confident Android support is coming, not when it is coming. The base TiVo Roamio with free TiVo Stream would make sense for those needing OTA support.

    https://twitter.com/davezatz/status/369859923628130304

    I am sticking with the TiVo/Google TV combination but the new TiVos are certainly an improvement over the previous models in terms of internet streaming access and iOS interaction.
     
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    We'll see. I am a big TiVo fan but previously TiVo has been a terrible device to use for internet streaming access in my opinion. The only app that works well enough with the TiVoHD or TiVo Premiere in my opinion is Amazon Instant Video, download and playback later. That is just the VoD service, the Amazon Prime service has never been available with TiVo. Netflix, YouTube and anything else I think of are the worst apps of their type I have seen.

    As far as a DVR, there is not a close second best to TiVo in my opinion.
     
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    TiVo gives Opera browser tech a place inside new Roamio DVR | Internet & Media - CNET News (click for full article)

    Summary:
    The new DVR will be able to run HTML-based TV apps using Opera's browser engine and using its programming tools and app store.


    by Stephen Shankland August 29, 2013 12:06 PM PDT


    -- TiVo and Opera software announced a partnership in which the digital video recorder company will embed the Norwegian company's browser technology in its newest DVR, the Roamio.

    Under the deal, announced on Thursday, TiVo will let programmers develop TV-oriented apps built on a Web technology foundation using Opera's software development kit. The apps themselves will run on Opera's browser engine in the DVR and will make it possible for cable network operators using the TiVo system to write apps that draw on a wide variety of Web content.

    Early in 2014, TiVo will add Opera's TV app store, too. At this stage, the browser engine will be able to run only those HTML apps and won't be usable as a general-purpose browser, Opera said.
     
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    I spend time at TiVo Community and Android streaming has been requested for years now, this is really late in the game but certainly better than never.
     
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    I just read complaints about this not working with some Android devices, "unauthorized modifications detected" error prevents it. Rooted Android devices primarily see the error but apparently some phones get the error message despite being stock. I believe jailbroken iOS devices have the same problem but effective workarounds are possible with the Apple devices. It may be the issue can be solved with Android as well.

    I don't seem to care really, I prefer to just transfer any TiVo recordings to a laptop with a much bigger screen for that very rare case I might want to view recordings away from home.
     

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