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

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    aaronwt

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    Less but still too much. It's why I won't watch any shows if there is no way to get the ads down to 15 seconds or zero. And over 98% of what I watch has zero ads for me. Since I can skip or scan past them. Or I buy the show outright which also has no ads. There are a few ads I see on my hulu no ads plan. But they are only 15 seconds prior to the show. Which I can handle.

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    mattyro7878

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    As far as TiVo being " late to the party" do we think that Roku, Firetv, and Apple ( and others), are the only streamers there will be now and forever? No. New products will always come along. Say Pioneer comes out with a streaming stick. Is it doomed to fail cuz it wasn't released before 2020?
     
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  3. Jan 19, 2020 #363 of 2195
    mattyro7878

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    One other thing. If TiVo paired Stream4k with our boxes I am positive we would all drop a $50 bill. That's a lot of sales they simply won't get. Even folks with minis may give it a try. I don't know the number of retail boxes..quarter of a million? We're talking 12.5 million in sales in the first week. Plug into an HDMI on any tv and you can access your Bolt, Roamio or Edge?? Nice
     
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  4. Jan 19, 2020 #364 of 2195
    Pacomartin

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    Locals are a $5 option with SlingTV
     
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    JoeKustra

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    Sorry to ask a stupid question, but is CBS considered a local?
     
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  6. Jan 19, 2020 #366 of 2195
    cwoody222

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    Not in all markets.
     
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    cwoody222

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    But for that they’d have to develop a whole new product. Instead, they’re rebranding an existing product.

    This allowed them to go to market quickly with little engineering and R&D costs. All while still being attractive to a much larger user base (non-TiVo users outnumber TiVo users).
     
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  8. Jan 19, 2020 #368 of 2195
    shwru980r

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    Amazon released a brand new physical DVR despite having their own cloud storage product. Seems like it was imperative for Tivo to partner with Amazon like they partner with cable companies to supply physical DVRs. Tivo won't even release an app for the Fire TV to compete with Amazon's DVR.
     
  9. Jan 19, 2020 #369 of 2195
    mschnebly

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    This is true but I don't see TiVo as being on the same scale as Amazon, Apple, etc and they have the power of the mighty ching to play with a new product (lose money) until it's a success. It sounds like TiVo is betting the store on this one.
     
  10. Jan 19, 2020 #370 of 2195
    keenanSR

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    It appears to be a rather fractured offering though. In my market, it says I can get "Network" FOX and NBC, whatever that means, but to get CBS I have to use CBS All Access. And there's nothing for ABC or PBS.
     
  11. Jan 19, 2020 #371 of 2195
    wmcbrine

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    That makes no sense to me. Amazon and Roku have what they need already. If they bought TiVo, it would only be to shut down a competitor.
     
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    jaselzer

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    Perhaps or perhaps not. I am sorry it makes no sense to you. My point was that the Tivo UI, assuming it is robust and functional, is supposed to bring together in a traditional guide and environment what are now disparate apps that functional completely separate from each other. I think there is an advantage to owning Tivo's patents, etc. that create a new interface for dealing with the myriad of existing apps. If Tivo can perfect it and start to get traction with their UI into devices such as Sony's smart tv's then I feel someone already in the streaming device business may want to own that benefit. Obviously I could be wrong, but on a personal level, I like it alot. I would love to have something like Tivo's existing One Pass Manager for the streaming apps.
     
  13. Jan 19, 2020 #373 of 2195
    Dan203

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    The vertical tiles My Shows list, with scrolling horizontal tiles For episodes, that was in the original version was god awful. I played with it recently and noticed they got rid of that in favor of more of a regular TE3 list.

    I still don’t like their inconsistent use of vertical and horizontal menus. Some sections use horizontal lists with headers and vertical items for the options while others have options right on the horizontal list.
     
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    Joe3

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    You mean quick as being late and being inconsequential.

    TiVo is no longer a tech company. It is a racketeering system created by a corrupt bord of directors and someone needs to investigate soon. Look, it happened. It's the only thing that explains the Rovi years.
     
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    trip1eX

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    Yes a pioneer streaming stick is doomed to fail because it wasn’t released before 2020. :)

    MIcrosoft failed at smartphones for the same sort of reason. Late to the party. And Microsoft was and still is one of the biggest richest companies out there.
     
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    PSU_Sudzi

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    Investigate what?
     
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    JoeKustra

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    I checked my calendar. Rovi years aren't there. Google failed too. Please elaborate.
     
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    foghorn2

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    I realize how much easier it is to use the tivo with te3, and everything is faster, esp on the minis
     
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    foghorn2

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    Tivo in the Ukraine ?
     
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    PSU_Sudzi

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    Ha, yeah the board has probably been infiltrated by Russian assets!
     
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