TiVo Stream 4K-powered Smart TVs Coming in ‘Late 2021, Early 2022’

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream 4K' started by osu1991, Aug 12, 2020.

  1. osu1991

    osu1991 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2015


    TiVo Stream 4K-powered Smart TVs Coming in ‘Late 2021, Early 2022’ | Next TV

    Still priced at the same introductory $50, streaming device TiVo Stream 4K is the company’s fastest selling hardware product ever, says new parent company Xperi Holdings.

    For now, Xperi remains focused on expanding the device’s footprint. But ultimately, Xperi wants to use its expertise and connections in the smart TV industry to lift the device’s Stream OS into the global smart TV market.

    “The second phase of this footprint expansion will come from the launch of Stream as an embedded search and discovery application for smart TVs expected to arrive in products in late 2021 or early 2022,” Kirchner said.

    “In the third phase,” he added, “we will deliver Stream as a comprehensive smart TV platform connecting content from all sources and leveraging our search and discovery and monetization tools to fully exploit the TiVo content experience.
  2. pfiagra

    pfiagra Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2014
  3. Alex_7

    Alex_7 Well-Known Member

    Jun 24, 2020
  4. rczrider

    rczrider Active Member

    May 15, 2020
    Only thing worse than a Roku powered TV is a TiVo powered one. I wouldn't touch either.
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  5. mdavej

    mdavej Well-Known Member

    Aug 13, 2015


    Customer: "So I'll be able to record on a Tivo-powered TV like a regular Tivo? Great!"
    Tivo: "Actually no. It's just an Andriod TV with the Tivo name on it. Same as Sony has had on the market for years. But it will run our extremely limited and buggy content aggregator app."
    Customer: "At least it can stream from the Tivo I already have as well as give me access to a world of streaming apps."
    Tivo: "Actually no. It won't stream from your Tivo other than just plugging it in the HDMI port as usual. But you can subscribe to Sling for cloud recording."
    Customer: "My smart TV already has Sling. Guess I'll keep my Sony or get a Fire TV that actually can record, and use ReelGood for an aggregator."

    Later in the Tivo board room:
    CEO to engineer: "Our TV is a flop. Why did you fail?"
    Engineer: "Instead of implementing actually useful functionality that we invented, the DVR, we simply released yet another version of something that's already been in a saturated market for a decade."
    CEO to engineer: "You're fired. Time to do another merger deal to keep us on life support for a couple more years."
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  6. Akhaxton

    Akhaxton New Member

    Jan 28, 2012
    Paraphrased from Other People's Money:

    "This company is dead. I didn't kill it. Don't blame me. It was dead when I got here. It's too late for prayers. For even if the prayers were answered, and a miracle occurred, and the yen did this, and the dollar did that, and the infrastructure did the other thing, we would still be dead. You know why? Streamers. New technologies. Obsolescence. We're dead alright. We're just not broke. And you know the surest way to go broke? Keep getting an increasing share of a shrinking market. Down the tubes. Slow but sure.

    You know, at one time there must've been dozens of companies makin' buggy whips. And I'll bet the last company around was the one that made the best goddamn buggy whip you ever saw. Now how would you have liked to have been a stockholder in that company? You invested in a business and this business is dead. Let's have the intelligence, let's have the decency to sign the death certificate, collect the insurance, and invest in something with a future."

    DVRs are a dead technology. If TiVo doesn't look forward, invest in something with a future, they should just shut the company down now.
  7. convergent

    convergent Active Member

    Jan 3, 2007
    Raleigh, NC
    I think its fair to say that Tivo gets this and that is why they aren't trying to make a DVR with the Stream. Here is what the Wikipedia entry for Tivo says...

    TiVo Corporation, formerly known as the Rovi Corporation and Macrovision Solutions Corporation, was an American technology company. Headquartered in San Jose, California, the company is primarily involved in licensing its intellectual property within the consumer electronics industry, including digital rights management, electronic program guide software, and metadata. The company holds over 6,000 pending and registered patents.[2] The company also provides analytics and recommendation platforms for the video industry.

    Interesting that the first sentence says Tivo "was" an American technology company. Not sure if the "was" is a typo or not, but the next sentence goes on to say that their business "is" DRM, EPG, and metadata". Tivo DVRs are not part of any of that, except maybe a consumer of EPG and metadata. I'm not sure where the Tivo Stream 4K fits into any of that unless its a lead to a partnership to sell EPG data to the streaming partners at some point. It probably does tie nicely into the "analytics and recommendation" piece of this that is an "also".

    I think the DVR "could have" really been dead, but because all the providers are packing their VOD offerings so full of annoying ads that often repeat numerous times during on episode, people are turning back to the DVR. If they would allow people to opt out of the ads for some fee, then they wouldn't really need the DVR at all.
  8. PSU_Sudzi

    PSU_Sudzi Well-Known Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    Philly suburbs

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