Streaming Services Not Available on TiVos From Cable Companies

Posted Wed Dec 22, 2010 at 07:00 AM PST by Dick Ward

Planning on a TiVo Premiere from your cable company? You might want to think twice.

The TiVo Premiere isn't a revolutionary device, but it's still a great DVR that offers plenty of options including access to Hulu Plus and Netflix streaming services. That is, assuming you didn't get it from your cable company.

The issue was first noticed by customers of Suddenlink cable, who has been shipping out TiVo Premieres without availability to the two major streaming services. Apparently both Hulu and Netflix are unable to deliver content to DVRs supplied by cable companies.

It's a huge blow to customers who are expecting this content, but it's hard to say who to blame. No one looks good in this. TiVo boasts access to services that it can't deliver, Suddenlink provides the less capable DVRs to customers and puts the blame on both Netflix and Hulu.

Source: Giga Om (via Engadget)

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Tags: Streaming, TiVo, Hulu Plus, Netflix (all tags)