TiVo today officially took the wraps off its new Edge DVR device and TiVo+, a free ad-supported streaming video service built in partnership with Xumo.
The device is a 4K, Dolby Vision HDR system that comes in two varieties designed to integrate either cable television or broadcast signals from an antenna. Both models include 2TB of storage for recordings.
It also includes features like SkipMode, which allows users to advance to the end of a commercial break; OneSearch, which allows viewers to simultaneously search live TV, DVR recordings and streaming apps; and OnePass, which lets viewers track down every season and episode of their favorite shows, and automatically record current and upcoming episodes.
TiVo Edge for antenna is available now for $349.99, and requires a service plan of $6.99 monthly, $69.99 annually or a one-time All-In-Plan for $249.99. TiVo Edge for cable is available for $399.99 and requires a service plan of $14.99 monthly, $149.99 annually or a one-time All-In-Plan for $549.99.
TiVo is also soon launching TiVo+, which will provide free live, curated channels alongside users’ existing subscription services. The service is only available to TiVo customers.
The company teamed with Xumo, Jukin Media and other publishers to make channels like TMZ, Outside TV+, PowerNation, FailArmy, Unsolved Mysteries, Hell's Kitchen | Kitchen Nightmares, Food52 and Ameba.
“Today people face confusion and overwhelming choice when it comes to home entertainment - US households have an average of 7.2 entertainment subscriptions, and that’s growing all the time,” said Dave Shull, president and CEO of TiVo, in a statement. “Everyone at TiVo is passionate about helping viewers make sense of that sea of options by bringing all their entertainment together in one place. TiVo+ and TiVo Edge will make it easier for viewers to find and enjoy watching what they love across live TV, DVR and online streaming services.”