TiVo Launches $50 Streaming Video Player to Take On Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV

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  1. NashGuy

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    Peacock is another reason. Looks like it probably won't be on Roku (or Fire TV) at launch either, but will be on Android TV devices like the TiVo Stream 4K. In fact, all Android TV and Android devices will get free access to the $5/mo Peacock Premium tier for three months, until Oct. 15.

    Peacock to Launch Nationally on Google Platforms and Devices on July 15
     
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    Cool I didn’t know about the free access for Android users.

    seems like roku and amazon are becoming money hungry lately regarding carriage disputes with hbo max and peacock..
     
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  3. aaronwt

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    I only wish the $5 tier had no commercials.

    It's going to suck in 2022 when Peacock can pull their content from Hulu and only have it available on Peacock. Because then I will need to subscribe to Peacock to get the same content I currently have on Hulu from Comcast NBC channels.

    I read in 2021 that Peacock can start streaming those shows but no exclusivity until 2022.
     
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    I know that’s what I’m afraid of too. I went ahead and did the special deal first year for $29.99 (ads) I already have ad free Hulu. It didn’t seem worth an extra $50 for no ads since a lot of the shows will be on both for now (except Peacock originals)

    My cousin is currently in the free Comcast / Xfinity beta and said the ads are much less as it is. Maybe only one 30 second one unlike Hulu’s multiple 90 seconds


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  5. NashGuy

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    Yeah, if you really need to ditch those 5 minutes of ads per hour, you'll have to pay $10/mo.

    I've read that when they do introduce 4K HDR (which is on the roadmap), it will likely be a feature exclusive to the $5 and $10 Premium tiers.

    As for NBCU-owned series, yeah, I think they can yank a lot of it away from Hulu, if they want, starting in 2022. But some content will have to remain on Hulu until late 2024. My guess is that they'll be able to take full current and past seasons off Hulu come 2022 but they'll have to keep putting up at least the most recent five episodes of all their current series on Hulu until the start of the 2024 fall TV season. It's at that point when I can see a lot of folks choosing to upgrade from Peacock's free tier to the Premium tier since the free tier only includes next-day access to current NBC series that are in their freshman season.

    Also, 2024 is when it looks like Comcast will sell their 1/3 stake to Disney, based on an independent valuation of the business at that time. So Comcast is playing a balancing game; they don't want to de-value Hulu too much before they sell out their stake but OTOH they want to increase the appeal of Peacock.
     
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    Regarding Peacock (and all the others)...not advocating, just sharing.

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    Xiaomi's "Ecosystem Product Launch" is today. They tweeted about the 1080p Mi TV Stick already...I wonder if they'll bring up the 4K variant during the actual event. It would be weird if they didn't (unless, for some reason, they're not prepared to launch it).
     
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  8. cwoody222

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    Anyone try Peacock yet today?

    Android devices are supposed to get a 3-month free trial of Premium ($4.99/mo). I downloaded the app on my TiVo Stream 4k and signed up for an account. I'm only showing as having the basic plan. Went to their website to try to upgrade and it wants to make me pay.

    Tried again using a Gmail address. Same outcome. I signed up ON the TiVo Stream 4K, I don't have an Android phone to signup from.

    Anyone figure out how to unlock the free Premium offer? Assuming the TiVo Stream 4k qualifies as an Android TV device (it should).
     
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  9. Noelmel

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    I tried downloading about an hour ago and wasn’t on google play store yet. Downloaded on my iPhone and Apple TV tho. There’s another thread about Peacock and I know someone put a screen shot of how to link to your provider but only showed Comcast / Cox / Xfinity


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    Figured it out. Shortly after I posted here, I got an email confirmation (to both Gmail and non-Gmail signup emails) which contained a Promo code to get free Premium access (upgraded on the Peacock website).

    Email took around 10 minutes to arrive; and I hadn't expected to need that. But, now it works and the app on TiVo Stream 4k show me having Premium.
     
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    Roku doesn't have a browser. Content that is not allowed YouTube is on various alliterative video streaming services that you need a browser to view.
     
  12. aaronwt

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    Doesn't that version still have commercials?
     
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    Yes but “limited commercials” so less than the free for everyone tier. My cousin has had the Comcast beta for 3 months. She said it’s like one 30 second commercial instead of multiple 90 second ones like Hulu.


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  14. cwoody222

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    Yes, but I cared less to get rid of commercials than I did about viewing the original shows (not available on the most basic free plan).
     
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  15. NashGuy

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    Still has commercials (reportedly no more than 5 minutes per hour) but has lots more content. Peacock Premium has over 20,000 hrs of content while the free tier has over 13,000 hrs.
     
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    The difference between the free and premium tier isn’t the number of commercials, it’s the catalog size. The free version has a limited selection compared with the premium plan, which has access to the entire catalog. The premium plus plan is almost commercial free (some things still have commercials).

    Of note if you have Comcast or Cox you can get the premium plan for free.
     
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  17. NashGuy

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    For anyone who was still holding out hope for TiVo Stream 4K integration with TiVo DVRs, you can stop hoping now...

    Our TiVo Stream 4K DVR Extension Dreams Are Dead

    Guess you'll have to stick with the TiVo Mini, which just got the backlit remote and a price hike to $200 under the name TiVo Mini Lux.
     
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  18. BillyClyde

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    But that statement by TiVoPM was 22 days ago, and about 10 days after that statement, he said what I quoted here:

    Major update coming before July according to CNET

    What else could be such big news and “close to this community’s hearts”? Maybe integration with other OTT providers besides SlingTV?
     
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  19. aaronwt

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    Maybe the update stops forced HDR for everything? That would be a major update to stop erroneously showing the content that way. Or has that major issue already been addressed?
     
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    Nope, still has HDR on all the time. :mad::(
     

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