TiVo Premieres Get Multi-Room Streaming and More in New Update

Posted Mon Jan 23, 2012 at 11:00 AM PST by Dick Ward

You'll also find user interface tweaks and search improvements across the board.

Some lucky users have had the latest update to the TiVo Premiere for a while, but they can't lord it over you anymore - the update has gone live for all TiVo users.

Update 20.2 brings plenty to the table for Premiere, Premiere XL and Premiere Elite boxes, but first and foremost is a nice facelift. Both the Grid Guide and Live Guide are finally in HD. They now also feature a picture-in-picture view of the show you're watching in the upper right hand corner. Search has also been improved and now includes selections from Netflix, Amazon, Blockbuster and Hulu Plus.

The really big news though is the option of multi-room streaming, which TiVo doesn't really highlight as much as they should. If you have two Premiere boxes on the same network, you can stream a show directly from one to the other - no need to transfer.

Source: Engadget

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