What you need to know
- TiVo has confirmed that its Apple TV and Roku apps are currently "in limbo".
- VP of consumer products and services Ted Malone first revealed the news during an interview at CES 2020.
- A TiVo spokesperson later said this was "inaccurate", then provided a statement that said exactly the same thing.
TiVo's VP of consumer products and services Ted Malone has revealed that TiVo's Roku and Apple TV apps are "in limbo".
According to TechHive:
Malone reportedly stated:
TiVo demoed its streaming apps for Roku, Fire TV, Android TV and Apple TV at CES 2019. They were due to be released during 2019, allowing users to access their TiVo DVRs on other TVs without additional hardware. Apparently the delay is due to "limited resources, technical challenges, and strategy changes." There's also the technical issue of transcoding video before streaming it to other devices, causing quality and performance problems Malone says are yet to be resolved.
Malone further stated:
A TiVo spokesperson commenting on the news said Malone's information was "inaccurate" and issued the following statement:
Both the statement and Malone seem to confirm that TiVo reshifted its focus last year, that Android remains a priority, and that Apple TV and Roku clients are "currently on hold."
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Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.
Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9
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