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TiVo Apple TV and Roku apps have been put on hold

TiVo Apple TV and Roku apps have been put on hold

TiVo was the name of the game back when DVRs were the hot thing in home entertainment. In recent times, the company has struggled to maintain its footing from the onslaught of streaming services and devices that provide similar functionality for less. Now it seems that a promised feature that would have helped maintain its popularity is now paused indefinitely, leaving Apple TV and Roku owners wondering how to best move forward.

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TiVo Stream 4K takes the fight to Fire TV and Chromecast

TiVo Stream 4K takes the fight to Fire TV and Chromecast

It seems that the streaming wars are heating up further at CES this year. TiVo arrived in Las Vegas with its first streaming device, which is officially dubbed the TiVo Stream 4K. Meant to take the fight to streaming devices from Google, Amazon, and Roku, TiVo is making an entry into a pretty crowded space, so it's recruited a partner to help it out: Sling TV.

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TiVo adds Amazon Prime Video support for its pay-TV customers

TiVo adds Amazon Prime Video support for its pay-TV customers

TiVo, the company best known for its home DVR products, has announced support for Amazon Prime Video on its pay-TV platform. With this support, pay-TV customers on the TiVo system can access the Prime Video service, search for content, and stream shows and movies. The new support joins the existing Amazon Prime app available on some of TiVo's other products.

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Review: TiVo Edge DVR with voice remote control

Review: TiVo Edge DVR with voice remote control

Earlier this year, TiVo introduced its new Edge DVR, a model featuring a new angular design and the same type of thick remote control included with the older Bolt DVR model. The new Edge DVR packs a large number of features, combining live television with popular streaming apps and enough storage for hundreds of hours of high-definition TV. Does the Edge keep TiVo relevant in a world where people are increasingly ditching cable? The answer is complicated.

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TiVo Plus ad-supported video streaming service arrives for DVR customers

TiVo Plus ad-supported video streaming service arrives for DVR customers

TiVo has introduced the previously leaked TiVo Plus ("TiVo+"), an ad-supported streaming service that offers channel-like access to various content from free platforms. The service is made available to TiVo customers, meaning you'll need the TiVo EDGE, Bolt, or other product to access the new offering. TiVo Plus joins other free streaming services like The Roku Channel and Tubi TV.

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TiVo EDGE wants to put all of your content in one place

TiVo EDGE wants to put all of your content in one place

TiVo today announced a new all-in-one set-top box that's looking to simplify the process of searching for content and discovering new stuff to watch. Dubbed the TiVo EDGE, one of the main selling points of this box is that it aggregates content across a variety of distribution platforms. So, if you're subscribed to multiple streaming services - or you're subscribed to something like Netflix alongside cable - the EDGE claims to make your life easier by putting all of your content in one place.

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TiVo is officially bringing pre-roll video ads to many of its DVRs soon

TiVo is officially bringing pre-roll video ads to many of its DVRs soon

Last week, a report drew attention to a recent post on the TiVo Community forum where a user complained about seeing an advertisement that would play before videos recorded on the customer's DVR. This appeared to be a limited test of pre-roll advertisements by TiVo, which has now confirmed that it plans to roll out these advertisements to all of its consumer DVR customers.

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TiVo to launch $50 Android TV streaming stick in early 2020

TiVo to launch $50 Android TV streaming stick in early 2020

TiVo, the company that skyrocketed to popularity with its DVR products before slowly fading into obscurity, is preparing to launch a $50 streaming stick that will run Android TV, according to company CEO Dave Shull. The product is expected to hit the market in early 2020 following the arrival of TiVo Plus, a recently disclosed product that will arrive this fall.

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TiVo is testing pre-roll ads on DVR videos and users aren’t happy

TiVo is testing pre-roll ads on DVR videos and users aren’t happy

TiVo has quietly rolled out a new test that has some of its DVR customers raging. Users recently started noticing the arrival of advertisements that play before a recorded video, one that changes each time the video is loaded. Questions about these unusual ads prompted a forum post on TiVo's website, but the company has remained quiet at this time about what it's doing and whether users should expect to see the ads deployed broadly.

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TiVo Edge 2TB DVR leaks with Alexa, Dolby Atmos, 4K HDR

TiVo Edge 2TB DVR leaks with Alexa, Dolby Atmos, 4K HDR

TiVo is planning to update its home DVR product line with a new TiVo Edge model, a leak earlier this summer suggested. The model from Arris surfaced in an FCC filing earlier this year, though most of the documentation was redacted and few details were available. That changed over the weekend with a new leak revealing an image of the DVR, as well as a full list of its biggest features.

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TiVo will offer auto skipping some ads later this year

TiVo will offer auto skipping some ads later this year

Although ads are the bane of many people's existence on the web and mobile, they are more or less a fact of life in the audio and video entertainment industries. That doesn't mean they're not that annoying for some viewers who wish they could just skip those commercials. Cord-cutting services like TiVo offer the opportunity to do just that and the popular DVR maker will be bringing the ability to automatically skip those ads soon. With some caveats, of course.

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TiVo’s upcoming streaming apps have a big downside

TiVo’s upcoming streaming apps have a big downside

During CES 2019, TiVo revealed that it will be releasing free streaming apps for popular set-top boxes and smart TVs, including Roku and Fire TV. These streaming apps would allow TiVo DVR owners to access their content on other TVs in the house without buying a separate mini streaming box. That's great news for customers, but it turns out there's a big downside to the upcoming offering.

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