updated 11:46 am EDT, Tue May 22, 2012
Promises interruption-free transfers
TiVo has announced early details of a new service, TiVo Stream. The platform will allow owners of Premiere or Premiere Q DVRs to access content on an iPhone or iPad. More importantly however, people will be able to stream or download shows to multiple devices simultaneously without interrupting playback on a TV. Users should in fact be able to "quickly transfer shows to their mobile device for viewing outside the home," though few other details have been made public.
The company is promising to "release both products at retail and through select cable operators," but has not set any kind of launch window. More information is due to be released in the coming months.
Even less is known about a new "IP set-top box," announced simultaneously. That hardware should push content to secondary TVs, but lacks a name or any other information.