When TiVo and ReplayTV launched in 1998, you had only one other real choice when it came to set top boxes. It was called a VCR. Now there’s Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Nexus Player, Fire TV, and all sorts of others. But first, there was TiVo. Now, the company is leveraging that pedigree with Bolt.
Microsoft just announced that the Xbox One will become a full-featured DVR in 2016. This couples with the console’s latest feature for free over-the-air television. You can record shows while playing games, and content can be shared with any Windows 10 device or downloaded for offline viewing. Best part? It’s free.
Last month, Microsoft confirmed that Windows Media Center would not be included in Windows 10. It was not a surprise, because almost no one uses Windows Media Center (it was only available as a paid add-on in Windows 8). But it is a shame, because Windows Media Center might be the best DVR software out there. And it…
Fitness trackers can tell you how many calories you're burning, but what if you just want to laze on the couch? Your future wristband of choice could make sure you never miss a minute of your favorite TV episodes.
A ruling from a federal judge in New York slammed the door firmly shut on Aereo's ambitions to stream free-to-air channels over the internet in real time, with (yet another) court ruling.
So much TV, so little time to watch it. So why not stockpile, say, three years of the stuff using TiVo's new Mega DVR? You'll just need a spare $5,000 to enjoy its capabilities.
TiVo is showing off a prototype at CES that we hope launches at some point: a Network DVR that uploads your recordings to the cloud so you can watch them anywhere, anytime.
Dish's Hopper, long the king of DVRs, just zoomed even farther ahead: it's introducing a new SuperJoey, an improved version of their client receivers to its main DVR the Hopper. The improvements? It'll be possible to record 8 shows at once. That's insane. DISH has also introduced a Wireless Joey along with the ability…
TiVo has announced that its Roamio Pro and Roamio Plus DVRs will now offer out-of-home streaming, allowing subscribers to watch live and recorded TV remotely over Wi-Fi. It'll first roll out in the next weeks via an iOS app update, then an Android app and 4G streaming are planned for early next year.
DVRs have made all our lives better, that's a verifiable fact. But fast forwarding through our DVRs is an inexact science, sometimes we skip too far and have to slowly rewind with awkward button combinations. Other times we're too fearful of faster forwarding that we cut it off with too much left to go. No worries.…
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo was hanging out at a panel this morning at the Center for Technology Information, and while he was there he let an interesting little tidbit drop: Twitter is toying with a rewindable, DVR-type feature. It sounds awesome.
The DVR is a genius invention. Never miss anything again! Skip commercials! But you got all ambitious and recorded a bunch of "edumacational" stuff didn't you? Ambitions are good things, But you never watched it. No. You. Didn't.
If you have a TiVo in your home entertainment set-up and wish it could serve its content elsewhere, here's a solution. The TiVo Mini is an extender box which lets you stream to another room for $100—plus a $6 monthly fee.
Dish, which introduce the king of DVRs last year, has updated the Hopper DVR to include Sling. Previously, using Sling with Hopper required an adapter. Now, you get to watch live and recorded TV from any tablet, smartphone and computer for free with Dish's Anywhere App.
Dish CEO Joseph Clayton, a kooky bossman who once brought out a scared kangaroo in the middle of a press conference filled with nerds, nearly topped his stunt last year by dressing up and busting into a full blown rap (a hip hop hippity hop...) and then went on to make fun of the networks who have been battling Dish…
Boxee's origins were humble: once a free-to-download media center app for computers and Apple TVs, the software evolved into a full-blown media streaming box for home theaters, and a powerful one at that (if ultimately flawed). But it was still sequestered from the main TV experience. With Boxee TV, we get one step…
In the previous century, when everyone watched TV shows at the exact same time, we didn't have to worry about ruining suspenseful plots. You either saw it or didn't. But thanks to technology, we live in a dangerous time. Equally devoted fans of a show might be live-watchers—always up to the latest episode—or they…
We knew Dish Network's new Hopper DVR seemed too good to be true. Or too good to not be sued into oblivion, at least. Now comes news that FOX is suing Dish over the Hopper, and Dish is suing, well, everyone.