As if Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Instant Video and Blockbuster streaming weren't enough—now TiVo Premiere owners can also stream TV shows from Hulu Plus.
Tivo has seemingly taken a liking to the subsidized hardware model, as Tivo Premiere is now free—provided customers sign on the dotted line for a two-year $20 monthly contract.
Cox, the third biggest of the major cable providers, is going to start pushing TiVo Premiere boxes to its customers as what's basically their "own" DVR solution. Usually, all you get is a lousy Motorola box.
The TiVo Premiere does so, so much right. It's the TiVo you know, reimagined for an information and media-hungry populace—one that's evolved since the original Series 1 hit eleven years ago. But some accountant dickhead castrated it.
The new TiVo Premiere is like dinosaurs who got upgraded with laser jetpacks: Fancier, but potentially outmoded in a world populated by tons of ninjas with nuclear shuriken.
TiVo may have invented time-shifting, but the past few years haven't been kind to this company unsure how to cut a profit. Then, someone inside TiVo HQ must have realized, oh right, INNOVATION! That's the ticket!
When we saw Vizio's gargantuan QWERTY remote at CES, we knew a new era was upon us. Now TiVo debuts their premium QWERTY remote slider and, yes, the day in which you change the channel with a Sidekick has come.
We know that TiVo's hyping a major announcement on March 2nd, and now a tipster over at CrunchGear has provided some additional insight. It's all still just a rumor, but the details about the UI and HD menus make sense:
When Patrick McCarron received his new TiVo HD, he noticed something odd about the included instructions. They were explaining how to "setup TiVo Premiere or Premiere XL." Could this be a sneak peek at TiVo's newest hardware?