TiVo is having a hard time keeping up with how quickly consumers shifted from TV to mobile device video viewing. But in a last-ditch effort to stay relevant, TiVo announced a new DVR, called the TiVo Roamio, that can stream both live TV and your recorded TiVo videos to any of your mobile devices with an Internet connection.
TiVo Roamio Models
There are 3 different Roamio models, TiVo Roamio ($199), TiVo Roamio Plus ($399) and TiVo Roamio Pro ($599). The basic model Roamio gives you the ability to record 4 shows at once, but no mobile streaming. The TiVo Roamio Plus has twice the storage (150 hours), mobile device streaming and the ability to record 6 shows at once. And if you like to hoard episodes of Hoarders on A&E, then you might want to get the $599 TiVo Roamio Pro with 450 hours of storage, ability to record 6 shows at once and streaming.
Does A TiVo DVR Have A Future When Everyone Is Only Streaming?
We’ve been covering TiVo news for over a decade now and seen this company slowly wither away. The Roamio is TiVo’s last stand. Even if the Roamio is the best DVR on the market, it may just be a matter of time until consumers move away from DVRs in favor of pure streaming. What do you think? Do you own a TiVo? Will Roamio save TiVo?
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