TiVo Oct. 1 began rolling out a new set-top device that enables users easier connections to video content delivered via antenna or cable.
TiVo Edge gives viewers access to live, recorded, and streaming content, featuring Dolby Atmos audio and Dolby Vision HDR resolution.
The device, which links with the pending TiVo+ streaming service, offers features such as software allowing viewers to skip to the end of a commercial break; simultaneously search live TV, DVR recordings and streaming apps for content; and “track down” every season and episode of favorite shows, automatically recording current and upcoming episodes and adding them to a playlist ready to be watched in order.
“Today people face confusion and overwhelming choice when it comes to home entertainment — U.S. households have an average of 7.2 entertainment subscriptions, and that’s growing all the time,” CEO Dave Shull said in a statement.
TiVo Edge for antenna is a cost-effective alternative to cable TV, providing a less expensive cable box experience, according to the company. The antenna model includes a two TB hard drive (up to 300 HD hours), and four tuners.
TiVo Edge for cable claims a seamless experience between cable and online TV programming, including access to all major streaming services. The cable model also includes a two TB hard drive (up to 300 HD hours) along with six tuners.
The TiVo EDGE for antenna retails for $349.99 and requires a service plan of $6.99 monthly, $69.99 annually or a one-time All-In-Plan for $249.99. TiVo EDGE for cable is available for $399.99 and requires a service plan of $14.99 monthly, $149.99 annually or a one-time All-In-Plan for $549.99.
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“Everyone at TiVo is passionate about helping viewers make sense of that sea of options by bringing all their entertainment together in one place,” Shull said.
Available exclusively to TiVo customers in the coming weeks, TiVo+ delivers live streaming channels and thousands of movies and TV shows to viewers in an app-free environment.
TiVo+ combines entertainment including news, sports, kids shows, dramas, music TV, reality shows, pop culture, cooking shows, lifestyle, esports gaming and international programming alongside the TV and subscription services people already use and love.
TiVo has partnered with Xumo, Jukin Media and other publishers to make channels like TMZ, Outside TV+, PowerNation, FailArmy, Unsolved Mysteries, Hell’s Kitchen | Kitchen Nightmares, Food52 and Ameba among others available at launch. Pending publishers include Gannett, Loop Media, Revry, Newsy, Tastemade, Latido Music and Mobcrush.