TiVo Inc. announced its new TiVo Mini, a companion device that allows TiVo users to access apps and extend the viewing of live TV, recorded and streaming content, as well as on-demand programming, to rooms throughout their homes.
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Unedited press release follows:
TiVo Launches TiVo Mini, Extends Whole-Home Viewing Experience
Big Footprint, Small Price Extends Live, Recorded, Video On Demand and OTT Content Around the House
SAN JOSE, CA–(Mar 11, 2013) - TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), the creator of digital video recorders (DVRs) and a leader in advanced television services, today announced the retail availability of TiVo® Mini, an all-purpose companion device that allows TiVo users to access apps and affordably extend the viewing of live TV, recorded and streaming content, as well as on-demand* programming, to rooms throughout their homes without an additional TiVo DVR.
TiVo Mini is not a DVR, but extends the value of a TiVo four-tuner DVR, the TiVo Premiere 4 or the TiVo Premiere XL4, using one of the DVR’s tuners to enable the control and access of content on a TV in another room of the house. TiVo Mini features a much smaller footprint than a DVR and users will enjoy the same intuitive and award-winning TiVo user interface. They will be able to control their main TiVo DVR by scheduling recordings and WishList® searches, among other activities. Users will even be able to start a show in the living room and finish it on a TiVo Mini in another room.
“The TiVo Mini answers the demand for a simplified whole-home viewing experience and a more cost-effective solution than putting another DVR or cable set-top box in another room,” said Jim Denney, GM and VP of Product Marketing for TiVo Inc. “With so many viewing options in a compact form factor, TiVo Mini makes it easier to get more value from your existing home entertainment set up by further enabling you to watch what you want, where you want it.”
Measuring six-inches long and just over an inch wide, TiVo Mini’s minimalist design streamlines the entertainment center in additional rooms of the home and offers access to integrated apps, including YouTube, Hulu Plus, Pandora, and Spotify, with more apps planned.
In addition to TV, movies, and music, the TiVo Mini will include a gaming component. Users can access and play a variety of games, including Quizzmaster, Black Jack and Wordsmith. Through Google Picasa and Photobucket integrations on the TiVo Mini, users can also access their photos on TV screens throughout the home.
TiVo Mini Specifications and Requirements:
• Requires 4-tuner TiVo DVR
- Compatible TiVo DVR models include:
- TiVo Premiere 4
- TiVo Premiere XL4 (previously Premiere Elite)
• Requires Coax/MoCA or Ethernet broadband connection. (Wireless networks are not supported)
• Dimensions: 1.25″ x 6.12″ x 6.12″
• Weight: 0.78 lbs
• Requires that the TiVo Mini be installed and activated on the same account and network as the main DVR
Pricing and Availability
The TiVo Mini is now available through tivo.com/mini and will be available March 17th, 2013 from authorized retailers for $99.99, with a monthly subscription fee of just $5.99 for a 12-month commitment. Alternatively, users can opt to purchase the TiVo Mini with lifetime service for a one-time cost of $249.98. For more information on TiVo Mini or any of TiVo’s products, please visit www.tivo.com.
* TiVo Mini delivers XFINITY On Demand content to XFINITY customers in select markets. Visit www.tivo.com/xfinity for details.
About TiVo Inc.
Founded in 1997, TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO) developed the first commercially available digital video recorder (DVR). Today TiVo is a global leader in advanced television service for virtually any platform or device. TiVo offers its service directly to consumers, and also distributes its technology and services through solutions tailored for cable, satellite and broadcasting companies. Since its founding, TiVo has evolved into the ultimate single-solution media center by combining its patented DVR technologies and universal cable box capabilities with the ability to aggregate, search and deliver millions of pieces of broadband, cable and broadcast content directly to the television. TiVo also continues to weave itself into the fabric of the media industry by providing interactive advertising solutions and audience research and measurement ratings services to the television industry www.tivo.com.