TiVo Stories September 1, 2022

Android TV gets a new competitor as ‘TiVo OS’ aims for smart TVs [U]

TiVo is a name best known for its DVR back in the early 2000s, but in recent years, the company has moved on to streaming with the TiVo Stream 4K based on Google’s Android TV platform, which hit the market in 2020. Now, though, TiVo has revealed plans to move into proper smart TVs, competing with Google’s Android TV.

TiVo Stories June 25, 2021

TiVo Stream 4K Android TV update fixes YouTube TV freezing issues in time for Google freebie

Just a week after Google announced it would give the hardware away to some of its subscribers, the TiVo Stream 4K is picking up fixes for a rough YouTube TV issue that caused the app to crash at random.

TiVo Stories May 13, 2021

TiVo isn’t done with Android TV yet, even though Google copied the Stream 4K’s big selling point [U]

About a year ago, the TiVo Stream 4K dongle made its debut, bringing Android TV to all for an affordable price and with a neat piece of software that could recommend and organize content. Sound familiar? Now that Google has built features just like this into its Android TV platform, it sounds like TiVo is planning to turn away.

Update 5/13: TiVo has confirmed explicitly that they are not done with Android TV.

TiVo Stories June 30, 2020

TiVo Stream 4K Android TV dongle extends its $50 price through the end of July

The TiVo Stream 4K was first announced earlier this year and, following a launch in May, it’s been relatively well-received. Now, TiVo is extending the launch price for the Stream 4K through the end of July.

TiVo Stories June 19, 2020

Streaming has taken over entertainment for millions of people, but when it comes to the live TV experience, that transition has changed a lot. With the TiVo Stream 4K, the company tries to deliver a product that appeases the typical streamer, but also the cord cutter. Here’s what you need to know if you’re in the market.

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TiVo Stream 4K update will fix HDR issues on the Android TV dongle

TiVo’s Stream 4K dongle is one of the few compact Android TV offerings, but it arrived with a handful of very annoying bugs. Following a previous update, TiVo has now confirmed another update headed to the Stream 4K will fix an issue with HDR.

TiVo Stories June 8, 2020

The TiVo Stream 4K is one of the few Android TV streaming dongles on the market today, and it offers a fair bit for its affordable price tag. Now, a few weeks after launching, TiVo is rolling out an update to Stream 4K owners that fixes a few Android TV issues, including where the homescreen would go blank and more.

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TiVo Stories May 6, 2020

After its debut at CES and a slight delay, the latest Android TV dongle is here. TiVo’s Stream 4K is set to offer a unique streaming experience in your living room, and for a limited time, the device is super affordable.

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TiVo Stories May 1, 2020

TiVo Stream 4K w/ Android TV misses April launch, coming in ‘next few weeks’

Android TV is prepared to make a bit of a splash in the consumer market this year with the arrival of some new hardware such as the updated Chromecast Ultra we reported. Now, though, one of those devices — the TiVo Stream 4K — has been slightly delayed.

TiVo Stories January 7, 2020

As was teased last year, a new Android TV dongle is hitting the market this year. At CES 2020, TiVo has officially announced the Stream 4K, an affordable streaming stick with a couple of tricks up its sleeve and a starting price of $50.

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TiVo Stories September 23, 2019

After Hours: Disney+ pre-order discounts, Yahoo still exists, more

As we kick off another week, some of the biggest stories of the day included the reveal of Google Play Pass, the Galaxy Fold’s return the US, and more. In other news, Disney+ is now accepting pre-orders and offering discounts to some while TiVo is making a few interesting moves.

TiVo Stories September 20, 2019

Operators have been the primary source of growth for Google’s Android TV over the past couple of years, and one of the big names attached has been TiVo. Today, it’s been confirmed that TiVo is working on an Android TV dongle to be released next year, which costs just $50. expand full story

TiVo Stories January 11, 2019

Ahead of CES 2019, TiVo was one of the latest big names to be in talks for work with Android TV. At the show, I was able to stop by TiVo’s suite and take a look at what the company is doing with Google’s increasingly popular platform. Here’s how Android TV looks with the new TiVo platform.

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TiVo Stories December 19, 2018

Android TV has seen a ton of expansion in the past year or so, and a large part of that growth has come from corporate sources. This week, an FCC filing strongly hints that Tivo is prepping an Android TV device of some sort, and the timing suggests it could arrive at CES 2019.

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TiVo Stories September 30, 2014


Today, TiVo announced an update for its Android app that adds streaming support for live and recorded TV shows. This brings the Android application up to speed with its iOS counterpart, which received this functionality nearly a year ago. Compatible with most mobile gadgets running Jelly Bean or later, this software won’t work with Intel’s chips.

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TiVo Stories April 30, 2012

Google Chrome’s Matt Frost will give keynote at Streaming Media East 2012

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StreamingMedia.com just announced that Google Chrome’s Senior Business Product Manager Matt Frost would give a keynote speech during the 15th annual Streaming Media East conference in New York, which is occurring between May 15 and May 16 at the Hilton. Frost’s presentation will discuss device, operating system, and browser deviation and how it impacts the video-sphere, as well as what producers can do to establish a uniform user-experience. The press release elaborated:

Frost’s keynote will also cover Google’s direction for online media technology and he will address audience questions in a Q&A session after the keynote.

The annual event is also offering presentations by over 100 industry executives including: Google TV, YouTube, Samsung, Roku, EPIX, Boxee, EVO, TiVo, HBO, MTV Networks, Starz Media, AOL Video, CBS Interactive, Hearst Interactive Media, and more.

(Press release)

TiVo Stories January 6, 2012

TiVo and non-TiVo customers can now experience DVR on their Android-powered devices with the first—and free—TiVo application. Vice President of TiVo User Experience Margret Schmidt tweeted the release of the new app early Jan. 6.

“You can search, browse, discover and share without ever interrupting the show you’re watching,” announced the app’s description on the Android Market. “Quickly surface new content, view guides, schedule and manage recordings, get recommendations, or dig deeper into a particular actor’s entire resume—all using intuitive, gesture-based interaction.”

The app features many options, including: access to the channel guide and ability to record shows without exiting a running program; advanced screening of shows 14 days early; management and scheduling preferences for recordings; and, access to TV, Netflix, Amazon, and Blockbuster streaming content in an integrated view…

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