updated 12:15 pm EDT, Wed August 29, 2012
TiVo Stream with iOS support will let users stream live or recorded content to four devices
As reported earlier, TiVo has officially revealed the ship dates and prices for its Stream transcoder. The device lets users send live or recorded programming from TiVo Premiere-series DVRs to their iOS devices. It will ship on September 6, priced at $130.
The box also needs to be plugged into a home network, and support for Android devices is promised to be coming in the near future as well. TiVo is proud to say the product is the first to allow streaming up to as many as four devices without affecting the TV stream.
When outside the home network's range, the device will let iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch users download recorded shows only rather than also watch live content. TiVo said that a one-hour show can be downloaded in 15 minutes under ideal network conditions and viewed offline later. What's more, users can choose from one of two download sizes before they begin the transfer. Content plays back in the free TiVo app which makes for a consistent experience and interface.