This week the folks at TiVo revealed a pair of new devices, both the TiVo BOLT VOX and the Mini VOX. These devices work with TiVo’s first voice control remote – aptly called TiVo VOX Remote – and include “built-in personalized recommendations and intelligent predictions.” Plus there’s 4K to look forward to.
TiVo BOLT VOX is the base hub from whens the new TiVo experience is delivered. This unit is the central place where users can use their new VOX Remote with voice control. Once the TiVo BOLT VOX is in play in one room, other rooms can experience the same content in other rooms – also in 4K Ultra HD.
The main unit, BOLT VOX, has four integrated tuners that allow the user to watch or record up to 75 HD hours or 150 HD hours dependent on model (500GB or 1TB). There’s also a 3TB version able to hold 450 hours of HD content and includes 6 individual tuners – just in case you need to record SIX DIFFERENT THINGS AT THE SAME TIME OH MY GOD WHY.
TiVo BOLT VOX and TiVo Mini VOX have the latest update to the TiVo on-screen UI. This includes TiVo QuickView, allowing users to see shows playing on different built-in tuners as well as a one-line channel guide and favorite channels too. This includes TiVo’s new SmartBar, a “a personalized prediction of shows to watch at that time influenced by prior viewing behavior.”
The TiVo VOX Remote can be purchased separately by existing TiVo BOLT, TiVo Roamio and first-generation TiVo Mini customers for $40 in either black or white. The VOX Remote for Roamio products (OTA, Pro and Plus) and first-generation TiVo Mini will be available in black only and will cost approximately $45, including Bluetooth adapter.
The TiVo BOLT VOX will cost approximately $200 for the 500GB model, while the TiVo Mini VOX will be made available for approximately $180. These products (including the remote) will be made available on October 29th, 2017 through Amazon, TiVo dot com, and Best Buy retail stores.