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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

TiVo says its unreleased Roku and Apple TV apps are ‘on retain’

Last year at CES, TiVo acknowledged it will possibly possibly be launching apps for Roku, Apple TV, and Fire TV in some unspecified time in the future in 2019 that would let customers peep live or recorded video with no need a separate TiVo Mini box. Now, a year later, TiVo quiet hasn’t launched an app for any of these streaming devices, and you almost indubitably won’t ogle one quickly. TiVo confirmed to TechHive that the Apple TV and Roku apps are “at the moment on retain,” and consistent with a TiVo’s govt comments, the Fire TV app doesn’t seem imminent, both.

TechHive realized that the apps can even be having some trouble in an interview at CES with Ted Malone, TiVo’s VP of particular person merchandise and services and products. Malone truly first and essential characterized the Apple TV and Roku apps as “in limbo,” nonetheless a TiVo spokesperson followed up with TechHive to account for that the apps are truly “on retain.” (Semantics!)

TiVo’s spokesperson acknowledged that the Apple TV and Roku apps were put on retain since the firm “re-prioritized several projects in mutter to focal level on the delivery of TiVo Circulation 4K.” (The TiVo Circulation 4K is a brand contemporary $69 HDMI streaming dongle the firm launched at this year’s CES that’s designed to compete with streaming sticks devour Fire TV and Chromecast.)

The likelihood of a future Fire TV TiVo app appears to be like to be to be moderately more refined. Here is what Malone acknowledged about it, in accordance to TechHive:

Malone wouldn’t relate definitively that the apps contain cancelled, and he believes Android TV make stronger can also near at some level as a tie-in to the TiVo Circulation 4K, which runs Android TV. From there, adding Fire TV make stronger wouldn’t be refined resulting from Fire TV apps are consistent with Android as effectively. Unexcited, he didn’t give a timeline for both.

Per Malone’s and TiVo’s comments, it appears to be like devour we shouldn’t demand to ogle TiVo apps for Roku, Apple TV, or Fire TV within the attain future. And if we ever have, their stream quality might possibly no longer be immense, at TiVo has already acknowledged they might possibly be restricted to 720p and 30fps.


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