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TiVo’s Previously Announced Apple TV and Roku Apps Put on Hold

By Gabriela Vatu / January 9, 2020

TiVo's apps for Roku and Apple TV are officially on hold, although they were announced a year ago.

According to TechHive, Tivo has confirmed the apps they were hoping to create in the past year are "currently on hold." The Fire TV app doesn't seem to be taking any shape either.

Back in 2019, at CES, TiVo said that their plans for 2019 involved launching apps for Roku, Apple TV, and Fire TV. These apps would allow users to watch live or recorded videos without needing to get the TiVo Mini box.

At this year's CES, TechHive had a chat with Ted Malone, the company's VP of consumer products and services and he pretty much said the Apple TV and Roku apps were "in limbo" with the terminology changing to "on hold" once the TiVo PR heard about it. Of course, that's pretty much the same thing.

It seems the company "re-prioritized several projects in order to focus on the launch of TiVo Stream 4K," which is a new HDMI streaming dongle that wants to take on Fire TV and Chromecast.

Even though those apps sounded pretty cool, it's pretty much safe to say that you should stop daydreaming about them for the time being. Even when they do come to life, they may not be up to par with the content quality you're used to because TiVo has previously said that the stream would be limited to 720p and 30 fps, which is pretty bad for the big screens many of us have become accustomed to.

Even so, we hope we'll soon hear about TiVo working on those apps again and even launching them. Something is better than nothing, right?



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