TiVo makes Roamio OTA DVR generally available in the U.S.

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 
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TiVo Roamio OTA Going Mainstream

  • TiVo’s $49.99 Over-the-Air DVR and Streaming Solution to Roll Out Nationally

LAS VEGAS, NV — TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), a leader in the advanced television entertainment market, today announced that following a successful limited edition launch of the TiVo Roamio OTA DVR last fall, the company will be making the product widely available in the U.S. market. The TiVo Roamio OTA DVR brings the award-winning TiVo experience to those who do not have cable or satellite service, yet still want an all-in-one DVR and streaming solution.

“TiVo continually innovates to meet the shifting ways consumers want to access their TV content, and we recognized that sections of the market were underserved — including those choosing OTA for TV and those looking for higher-end DVRs. That proved true with the demand for the TiVo Roamio OTA after our initial seeding in 400 Best Buy stores this past fall,” said TiVo CMO Ira Bahr. “While we are believers that the TiVo service with a cable subscription is the best TV experience out there, we recognize there are those without cable and satellite that have recording needs. We saw an opportunity to deliver the best DVR, with the considerable amount of top TV shows available with an HD antenna and access to the best internet video streaming services, the TiVo Roamio OTA provides an unparalleled and unified experience at a great price point.”

When paired with an HD antenna, the TiVo Roamio OTA can record up to four shows simultaneously, storing 75 high-definition hours of programming from their favorite local networks including ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, PBS and Univision, where available, and popular internet video services such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant Video and YouTube, among others.

TV lovers can expect the same great award-winning experience as the TiVo Roamio family of DVRs, including universal search, free mobile applications, browse and compatibility with TiVo Stream and TiVo Mini devices to extend the TV experience throughout the home and beyond. TiVo Roamio OTA does not require a cable card, providing consumers with a top-notch entertainment experience at a minimal price. For customers looking to access cable channels, TiVo offers the TiVo Roamio, TiVo Roamio Plus and TiVo Roamio Pro devices.

TiVo Roamio OTA Features Include:

  • Storage: 500 GB (75 HD hours)
  • Tuners: 4 tuners
  • Compatible with TiVo Stream: Stream live and recorded TV to smartphones and tablets inside and outside the home
  • Content navigation:
    • TiVo OnePass organizes episodes of your favorite shows by season, and if an episode or a season is not available as a recording via HD antenna, OnePass will include episodes from streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and Hulu Plus
    • Universal search across Over-the-Air and popular internet video services including Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, VUDU and YouTube
    • “What to Watch” provides a personalized dashboard with recommendations for what’s on now, next and tonight
    • Collections offers editorial collections based on current events or categories including new TV, Shark Week, Holiday, Academy Award winners, etc.
    • Channel guide with filters to enable users to get to what they want as quickly as possible
  • Free application for smartphones and tablets: manage your DVR with your phone or tablet through remote OnePass® management, a recording scheduler that allows you to add or remove recordings and enhanced WishList® management
  • Networking: Ethernet & WiFi networking

Visit TiVo at CES for a TiVo Roamio OTA demo. CES 2015 runs from January 6 – 9 in Las Vegas. TiVo is located at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall 1 of Tech East, at Booth # 7920.

Pricing & Availability

TiVo Roamio OTA, tailored solely for the best over-the-air experience, is currently available at BestBuy.com and will be available at Amazon.com in mid-January and TiVo.com in February for $49.99, with a $14.99 per month service and a one-year commitment. Product and service pricing subject to change.