Posted Wed Sep 30, 2015 at 03:49 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
The new device offers DVR and streaming media player functions.
TiVo has announced the release of its latest product. The TiVo BOLT is a unified entertainment system that lets users record TV programs and watch streaming content.
"BOLT was designed to meet the requirements of a new generation of TV viewers," said Ira Bahr, TiVo's Chief Marketing and Retail Sales Officer. "Smaller form factor, 4K compatibility, single-screen integration of cable or over-the-air, plus streaming apps, the ability to take your content anywhere -- and for the first time, the ability to precisely jump commercial breaks at the touch of a button."
The device works with existing cable or HD antennas to record four shows at once, and includes support for cable, video on demand, OTA, and OTT content with TiVo DVR and streaming capabilities. In addition, the BOLT offers a new SkipMode that allows viewers to instantly skip through commercials on some recorded material. Likewise, there is also a QuickMode that lets customers play recorded content 30 percent faster without distorted audio, and a Universal Search that searches for content across all platform options. Finally, the entertainment system also incorporates support for 4K Ultra HD playback.
The TiVo BOLT will be available in 500GB ($299) and 1TB ($399) models with a first year of annual service included. The device is expected to start shipping on October 4.
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