TiVo remains fully committed to Roamio, working on cloud potential
A significant part of TiVo's hardware design team has been laid off, though the company warns that it is still committed to producing hardware. Vice president of corporate communications Steve Wymer confirmed the layoffs, but was quick to speak against reports of an exit from devices, claiming "It's not right to say that TiVo's out of the hardware business."
Streaming outside home network works over Wi-Fi, LTE to come
TiVo has finally allowed out-of-home streaming on some of its digital video recorder range. Apps have been released for the iPhone and iPad in the App Store which allow for streaming and downloading of live TV shows and recorded content to a mobile device, something the company teased at the launch of its TiVo Roamio DVR line back in August.
New technology aimed at better experience for both customers and providers
TiVo today announced that it would debut a prototype of its next-generation cloud television offering, which includes new TiVo features delivered with a Network PVR, during the International Broadcasting Conference 2013 (IBC) in Amsterdam. The new time-shifting viewing technology is slated to integrate social media sharing, as well as features designed to help content providers implement better advertising for recorded content.
Built-in Wi-Fi and out-of-home streaming makes an appearance in DVRs
TiVo has announced the latest in its digital video recorder range, with a number of upgrades and new features. The Roamio Series 5 family of DVRs are able to record from up to six HD cable channels simultaneously for a total of up to 450 hours, with some models introducing out-of-home streaming to the product line for the first time.