TiVo announced a new line of digital video recorders Tuesday to give television viewers more control over what they watch on traditional channels and over the Internet.
The new Roamio DVRs from the company support basic functions such as the ability to pause and rewind live TV. TiVos also lets you watch video from Netflix, Hulu and other Internet services on regular TVs, as long as you have subscriptions with them.
The Roamios also offer recommendations on what's currently on, based in part of what other TiVo viewers are watching and have watched in that time slot in the past. The new devices also let you narrow what you see in channel-by-channel listings to just movies, sports or kids shows.
Some of the new DVRs will also come with the ability to watch live and recorded shows on iPhones and iPads. An Android app also is coming by early next year.
The mid-range Roamio model comes with enough storage for 150 hours of high-definition television and can record up to six channels at once. The $400 device also requires a $15-a-month TiVo service for electronic television listings and other features. A high-end Roamio Pro, which can store 450 hours of HD programming, is available for $600.
The $200 base model has 75 hours of storage and can record just four channels at once. It lacks built-in support for streaming to iPhones and iPads. But the base model can record over-the-air broadcasts, while the pricier models require a TV signal from a cable service.
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