TiVo appears to have put on hold its official tvOS app for the Apple TV media-streaming box, confirming that the software project has been put "on hold" following almost a year of unforeseen technical issues and a broader strategy shift at the company.
Apple TV could have been the ultimate set-top box if only Apple's engineers equipped it with DVR capabilities and cable input so we could also watch and record live television. TiVo's new software for Apple TV, Fire TV and Roku should help fix that, to a certain extent.
Tivo on Thursday announced its new 'Next-Gen Platform,' which it says will allow providers to deliver content to customers where they want to watch it—whether it be a set-top box, smart TV platform, or media streaming device like Apple TV.
TiVo on Tuesday refreshed its iOS app in the App Store with the ability to stream content to the Apple TV via AirPlay. The development marks a major U-degree turn for TiVo, which for a long time has deliberately blocked AirPlay to prevent users from streaming video content to Apple's $69 box.
With support for the AirPlay mirroring feature now official, users of TiVo's iOS app can use AirPlay to stream content recorded on a TiVo box using the iPhone and iPad application to a user's Apple TV.
The refreshed app with the new AirPlay functionality is rolling out later today.
Tuesday, set-top box maker TiVo announced a lineup of digital video recorder (DVR) devices with support for out-of-home streaming to Apple's iPhone and iPad. The Roamio-branded gear comes packed to the gills with a range of popular streaming options, including Netflix.
TiVo praises Roamio's brand new web-based app experience and the integrated DIAL protocol for easy control of apps and streaming content from mobile devices. The built-in TiVo Stream lets you connect to your Roamio over Wi-Fi and stream recordings and cable channels to a limited number of devices. The out-of-home streaming for the iPhone and iPad is "coming very soon," TiVo said...