Advertisements They promised something more and never delivered. The Premiere was supposed to be the "one box" combining their superior DVR with the ability to do apps. Then they introduced OnePass, which actually removed some functionality that people used*, promising that it would blend seamlessly streaming content with recorded content. It's barely functional with poor data and severe delays on when content becomes available. * Prior to OnePass you could set up multiple Season Passes for the same show with different options. Like have one that was set to record only new episodes from the primary broadcast channels and then a second one set to record the syndicated episodes on every other channel, but with a KAM limit so you only had a few laying around if you were in the mood. OnePass made it so you could only have one per show and you either had to choose a specific channel or all channels. And if you set a limit syndicated episodes could potentially delete unwatched first run episodes. If they wanted to focus on just being the best DVR they would have ignored all that. Somewhere along the lines TiVo lost their way. Torn between wanting to be a DVR but integrate new streaming content, while also focusing heavily on trying to sell their platform to MSOs while ignoring the retail product. It was like the company was being pulled in two different directions and they never really moved anywhere because of it. In the early days they were a scrappy startup that was always innovating, then somewhere along the line they turned into one of those old companies that was just trying to hold on to what they had. Like Microsoft during the smartphone revolution. They gave it a halfhearted attempt and ultimately failed, now they're stuck clinging to what they have.