TiVo has made a surprise announcement for visitors to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas with the launch of the TiVo Stream 4K.
The company has partnered with Sling TV for the streamer that will combine live TV with Cloud DVR. Sling TV will be the “preferred source” for subscription TV on the device that will feature TiVo’s user experience and personalised discovery.
The Sling TV app will be available on the TiVo Stream 4K box and Sling content listings will be surfaced via universal search. Sling subscribers will be able to easily search for their favorite shows on the TiVo Stream 4K interface – or by speaking into their Voice Remote.
“Our subscribers are always looking for new ways to quickly find content they enjoy,” said Warren Schlichting, executive vice president and group president, Sling TV. “This strategic relationship will not only help our current subscribers rediscover TiVo, it will make it easier for new Sling subscribers to make the transition to streaming video.”
TiVo Stream 4K will integrate with online video services including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, HBO and YouTube.
“With TiVo Stream 4K, we have created a dramatically better experience for viewers who are tired of hunting through apps and interfaces to find the amazing content available through online content providers,” said Dave Shull, president and CEO, TiVo. “We are excited to help TV lovers and occasional viewers alike make the most of their time in front of the screen and bring together the best of the streaming and TV experiences.”
The form factor consists of a small device that plugs into the HDMI port on the TV. As well as 4K steaming, Dolby Atmos sound and Dolby Vision HDR is also included, and US consumers will also get a streamlined version of TiVo’s familiar “Peanut” remote control.