Lifetime service

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by saml45, Jul 3, 2020.

  1. saml45

    saml45 New Member

    Jul 3, 2020


    If I purchase the lifetime service, is it transferable to a new Tivo if mine should crap out?

    Thanks, Sam
  2. pfiagra

    pfiagra Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2014
  3. Valerie Maples

    Valerie Maples New Member

    May 16, 2019
    Sadly, no. From time to time (usually with holiday deals) they will offer you a better offer on a new unit with lifetime for a lightly reduced price. On a brighter note, if you randomly upgrade to a new unit, you can sell your old one and the lifetime is transferable to the new owner.
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  4. Bruce24

    Bruce24 Active Member

    Jan 8, 2003
    You have to wait for a Tivo to offer their lifetime transfer deal, which in the recent past has been you buy a new box and pay and extra $100 to transfer your lifetime service from your old box to the new box. I have been using Tivos for a about 20 years and have transferred my lifetime service from a Series 2 to an HD to a Premiere to my current Bolt.
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  5. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

    Apr 6, 2000
    SF Bay Area


    Lifetime Service is not for the lifetime of the owner, but is for the device itself. It cannot be transferred to another device,but if its sold, can be transferred to another owner.
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    UCLABB Well-Known Member

    May 29, 2012
    Riverside, CA
    Previous answers are generally correct. However, usually TiVo will transfer lifetime to a new box at a modest price or sometimes free as when there have been widespread problems with the Bolt. That could change with the new ownership.
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  7. V7Goose

    V7Goose OTA ONLY and Loving It!

    May 28, 2005
    New Mexico...
    If your box is replaced under warranty, Lifetime/All-In service will always be transferred at no cost (even if the warranty replacement was done by a third party, such as Best Buy). However, if TiVo offers a replacement box for an OUT-OF-WARRANTY unit, it has been a total crap shoot on how they handle the lifetime service - sometimes they have done it for free, sometimes they charge a moderate transfer fee, and other times they won't do it at all.

    Now that the company has been sold again, I do not think anybody has a clue what we will see in the future.
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