The TiVo Roamio Pro and TiVo Roamio Plus now offer live and recorded streaming on Apple devices.
TiVo has now updated their Roamio DVRs to include out-of-home streaming capabilities on several Apple products. The Roamio Pro and Roamio Plus now include the new feature via an automatic software update.
"Until now, your shows have been locked up in your set top box at home," said Jim Denney, Vice President of Product Marketing at TiVo. "Now with a TiVo Roamio DVR, whether it's a hotel in Denmark, the waiting room at the dentist office, when you're stuck at the airport, or at the gym, out-of-home streaming gives you the level of choice, control and freedom that consumers have come to expect from TiVo."
The new feature enables users to watch live TV or recorded shows anywhere they have a Wi-Fi connection on an Apple iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch running iOS 5.1 or higher. Subscribers can download their media as well, and mobile search, recommendation, and scheduling options are also included. In addition, support for Android devices and 4G/LTE connections is expected to launch in 2014.
The TiVo Roamio Plus is available for $399.99 and the TiVo Roamio Pro is available for $599.99. Owners of a base model TiVo Roamio ($199.99) will need to purchase a separate TiVo Stream ($129.99) to enable the out-of-home streaming option. Unfortunately, due to copyright protection, not all content will be available to download for viewing offline or for streaming away from users' local networks.