“We are sad to report that we have reached the end of our TiVo license and the TiVo Service is coming to an end,” the company wrote to its subscribers in Australia on 31 October 2017.
“The TiVo Service is what delivers electronic programming guide data to your TiVo device each day, so without it, there will be no electronic programming guide and TiVo recording features such as Season Pass and WishList will stop working.
“Your TiVo device will have extremely limited functionality and we discourage customers from using it after 31 October.
“We are glad that when the time comes, you will have been able to enjoy your TiVo device for at least 5 years. We are sure you will find plenty of home entertainment alternatives out there, and are contacting you now to make sure you have plenty of time to upgrade your technology by 31 October 2017 and to help make sure your transition is as smooth as possible.”
Active TiVo customers can take advantage of a swap out offer, in which they can buy the Fetch Mighty 4 tuner PVR for a discounted price (set-top pictired above)