TiVo Launches TiVo Stream, Enabling Subscribers to Watch Recordings on Their iPads

Thursday, September 6th, 2012 
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Finally, Viewers’ Favorite Recorded Shows Can Be Streamed on any iPad, iPhone or iPod touch in the House or Loaded Up to Take on Any Trip

ALVISO, CA — TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), a leader in the advanced television entertainment market, today announced the launch of its TiVo® Stream, an accessory allowing TiVo® Premiere DVR users to watch recordings on their iPads or for the first time instantly stream their favorite shows and DVR content to their iPad®, iPhone® or iPod touch® in the house without interrupting normal viewing on the television. TiVo Stream is also the ideal TiVo accessory for entertainment fans on-the-go; allowing users to load it up and take their favorite recordings on any trip.*

“Finally, consumers can have the flexibility they have long demanded by enjoying their favorite entertainment content anywhere — be it at home, in the air, or on-the-road,” said Jim Denney, GM and VP of Product Marketing for TiVo Inc. “With the launch of TiVo Stream, we are ushering in a new era of flexibility, empowering our users to watch their recorded entertainment regardless of location. The ability to quickly and easily stream content to second screens like smartphones and tablets via the TiVo app helps TiVo users get even more from their TV-watching experience.”

First Simultaneous Streaming and Download of Recorded Content
TiVo Stream is the first device to enable simultaneous streaming or downloading of recorded shows to up to four mobile devices without interrupting what is currently playing on TV.

With support for up to four streams at once, users can now watch previously recorded and currently recording content over their home network, allowing mom to enjoy her favorite cooking program in the kitchen, dad to stay on top of the game while in the garage, and give the kids an opportunity to catch up with their favorite cartoons in the backyard.

For on-the-go users, TiVo Stream allows TV fans to download recordings from their TiVo Premiere DVR for viewing later outside of the home, via TiVo’s app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch*. Users can download a one hour show to their mobile device in as little as 15 minutes and view it later even when not connected to a network. TiVo knows a device’s storage space is sacred, and lets users know how much space is required prior to downloading and gives them a choice of two file sizes, making it ideal for travelers.

Award-Winning User Experience

Harnessing the power of the world’s most innovative user experience, TiVo Stream takes advantage of TiVo’s intuitive search and browsing experience that enables users to quickly and easily find or discover television and broadband programs, then converts it to a format that’s easily viewable or downloadable to a compatible second-screen device. Additionally, content plays in the TiVo app, allowing users to navigate features such as cast information, or scrub through a show. This compatibility creates a consistent experience — no matter where users watch.

The TiVo Stream is compatible with TiVo’s line-up of Premiere DVR products, including TiVo Premiere, TiVo Premiere XL, TiVo Premiere 4 and TiVo Premiere XL4. It requires TiVo’s free app for iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch to bring an intuitive on-screen experience and remote control operations to users’ compatible devices.

TiVo Stream Specifications and Requirements

  • Compatible TiVo products:
    • TiVo Premiere
    • TiVo Premiere XL
    • TiVo Premiere 4
    • TiVo Premiere XL4 (previously Premiere Elite)
  • Inputs: Gigabit Ethernet, 12v DC power
  • Dimensions: 4″ x 4″ x 1.05″
  • Weight: 0.3 pounds
  • Requires wired connection between TiVo DVR and wireless router (Ethernet or MoCA)
  • Requires one or more iPad, iPhone or iPod touch devices running iOS5.1 or later
  • Requires free TiVo App for iPad, iPhone or other supported device
  • The TiVo Stream incorporates TiVoGuard for Mobile, a CableLabs-approved content protection technology

The TiVo Stream is now available and coming soon to most Best Buy and Magnolia Home Theater stores, with an MSRP of $129.99.

* Ability to download content subject to rights management policies of programmers in accordance with FCC rules.