Xperi and TiVo complete merger

Entertainment tech company Xperi and set-top box maker TiVo have completed their merger to create a US$3 billion firm.  The merger, initially announced at the end of 2019, will see the new company adopt the Xperi name, but continue to sell products under the TiVo branding while Xperi’s DTS, HD Radio and IMAX Enhanced brands […]

TiVo launches US$50 streaming stick

TiVo has launched its Amazon Fire Stick-rivalling TiVo Stream 4K. First announced at CES 2020, the UHD-enabled device is available with an initial pricing of US$49.99 (rising to US$69.99 following the launch promotion). The company calls the device the “market’s first unifying streamer,” with the promise of integrating live television from Sling TV and content […]

Pluto TV announces distribution deals with TiVo and Verizon

ViacomCBS-owned AVOD Pluto TV has announced partnerships with TiVo and Verizon that will see its linear and on demand programming added to the companies’ respective platforms. Announced in October 2019, TiVo+ is the company’s attempt to break into the live streaming space, with the offer of “thousands of movies and TV shows” in an app-free […]

TiVo enters streaming stick market with TiVo Stream 4K

TiVo, best known for its DVRs, has unveiled its low-cost streaming competitor: the TiVo Stream 4K. The device will launch in April with an initial price of US$49.99 (though that will rise to US$69.99 after the promotional launch) and serve as TiVo’s competitor to similarly-priced devices from Roku, Amazon and Google, while being a cheaper […]

Prime Video added to RCN, Grande and Wave TiVo set top boxes

US operators RCN, Grande and Wave, have added the Amazon Prime Video app to their TiVo set-top boxes.  Users with an Amazon Prime membership can add the Prime Video app to their TiVo devices at no extra cost. The app joins an expanding roster of VOD services such as Netflix, HBO GO and Hulu.  Chris […]

TiVo and Xperi announce merger

TiVo is merging with entertainment tech firm Xperi to create a new US$3 billion company. The deal will effectively scrap TiVo’s earlier announced move to split its product and licencing divisions into two separate companies. The company will adopt the Xperi name, but continue to sell products under the TiVo branding while Xperi’s DTS, HD […]

TiVo adds ads to DVR recordings

TiVo is testing inserting pre-roll ads on DVR recordings. According to a report from Zats Not Funny, some viewers have begun to see adverts preceding their recorded videos. It is believed that this move is a part of a wider move from TiVo to monetise its platform.  The user cited by the article said that […]

Vodafone Group Introduces TiVo’s Personalized Content Discovery Platform

TiVo has announced that the Vodafone Group is  deploying its Personalized Content Discovery (PCD). Vodafone is introducing PCD as part of the new Vodafone TV service in Portugal, the first country to deploy its new “Intelligent Voice Search” feature. It uses TiVo’s Conversation, a natural language voice solution, that enables users to find and enjoy […]

TiVo hails positive Q2, continues war with Comcast

Newly-instated TiVo CEO Dave Shull has continued the company’s three-year patent war with Comcast during the company’s quarterly earnings call.  When asked about the back and forth between the sparring companies, Shull said that TiVo is “committed to the litigation and Comcast continues to incur liability for their violations of our IP.” Shull continued: “From […]