TiVo has just announced the launch of TiVo Roamio DVRs, its new lineup of DVR models.
It includes a feature called out-of-home streaming that will allow subscribers to stream TV and recorded shows to iPhone and iPad.
It also includes a new application platform, which includes support for apps from Netflix, YouTube, Amazon, Hulu, Pandora etc. TiVo says that the new HTML5 based platform will enable them to rollout faster and more frequent updates.
Here’s an excerpt from their press release:
“While so many people love TV, they have no idea what TiVo can do for their love of TV. TiVo Roamio is so much more than just the best DVR, it’s for people who are all about loving their TV — that’s why we call our latest offering Roamio,” said Tom Rogers, TiVo’s President and CEO. “Now, wherever you roam your TiVo Roamio is there. In the next room, in the kitchen, in a hotel room across the world — connecting you right to your living room TV recordings, so you can get them immediately wherever you are. Moreover, you can get all your regular cable channels, the best DVR features available, all combined with favorite streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and YouTube in one box, using one remote. With up to six tuners, tons more space to record your shows so on those Sunday nights when all the great TV is on you can capture it to watch throughout the week. Take every box or device out there — Roku, Apple TV, Slingbox, Google TV, your standard cable box — all rolled into one. This is quite simply the best TiVo we have ever made and is truly for people who love TV.”
TiVo says that the out-of-home streaming feature won’t be available at the time of the launch. The company says it will be available soon. It has also mentioned that the streaming feature will be restricted to a limited number of devices owned by the subscriber.
There are three models in the lineup: TiVo Roamio, TiVo Roamio Plus and TiVo Roamio Pro. You can check out the image below for the comparison:
TiVo Roamio is available for $199.99, TiVo Roamio Plus for $399.99 and TiVo Roamio Pro for $599.99. You can buy it online TiVo.com, Amazon or Best Buy. It will also be available in Best Buy stores in the coming weeks.