TiVo has launched out-of-home streaming on the TiVo Roamio Pro and TiVo Roamio Plus PVRs, letting people stream and download live TV and recorded content to smartphones and tablets from anywhere.
“Until now, your shows have been locked up in your set top box at home,” said Jim Denney, VP, product marketing, TiVo. “Now with a TiVo Roamio PVR, whether it’s a hotel in Denmark, the waiting room at the dentist office, when you’re stuck at the airport, or at the gym, out-of-home streaming gives you the level of choice, control and freedom that consumers have come to expect from TiVo.
“TiVo Roamio combines the functionality of a PVR, Apple TV, Roku and Slingbox and even with all of those devices in your entertainment center you still wouldn’t have access to everything a Roamio can do for you. Cable provides a phenomenal experience and TiVo Roamio makes it even better by extending it anywhere and making it stickier benefiting both cable subscribers and operators.”
“The TiVo Roamio has reset the bar for what a DVR can do,” said Colin Dixon, chief analyst and Founder of nScreenMedia. “Making all that functionality and content available anywhere will allow users to get more value from the content they already pay for, cementing TiVo as the market-leading personal TV solution.”
All subscribers with a TiVo Roamio Pro and TiVo Roamio Plus will automatically receive the out-of-home streaming feature via an automatic software and mobile app update starting today.
Out-of-home streaming requires an Apple iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch device running iOS 5.1 or higher, and only supports streaming to one of your mobile devices at a time.