About 3,500 owners of Tivo's original Series 1 DVR models are set to lose major functionality as TiVo will stop supporting the devices beginning in September, even for those who paid for lifetime subscriptions.
TiVo has introduced a software update that brings fixes to many models, but the biggest change is that the TiVo Bolt now supports out-of-home streaming, something Roamio owners have been enjoying for some time.
TiVo’s Roamio OTA has long been the best DVR out there for cord-cutters who don’t want to ditch TV altogether. Now it’s added 500GB of extra storage, and cut the subscription fees. But it will cost you a pretty penny.
Roamio Plus and Pro users will now be able to stream their recorded content through the Apple TV. The updated TiVo app utilizes AirPlay over a user's local Wi-Fi network to allow for users to watch shows on multiple devices.
Announced today, TiVo Online allows users to search for what to watch across live TV, streaming services, and more, then watch it right there on the computer, including streaming live TV and DVR recordings.
TiVo devices have great DVR features and even support a good number of streaming services, but they aren't great at playing back local media. until next month at least. Plex comes to certain TiVo models on June 8.