TiVo today is announcing an update to its iOS app that includes AirPlay assistance to permit users to stream content to the Apple TELEVISION. The attribute constructs on previous support for streaming web content to an iOS device from a TiVo box, and also the TiVo application currently makes it easy to see content taped on a TiVo box on any type of TELEVISION in the home with an Apple TELEVISION connected.
TiVo Inc., a global leader in next-generation tv solutions, has actually announced that for the very first time TiVo individuals can access their web content on TV via a 3rd party customer electronics gadget, giving enjoyment addicts an outstanding multiscreen encounter. TiVo users can now stream their videotaped programs to Apple TELEVISION via AirPlay. TiVo individuals have yet an additional means to view their favored programs, on an additional display, anywhere they are.
The attribute deals with TiVo’s latest Roamio Pro and Roamio Plus boxes, which supply up to 3,000 hrs of videotaping time and also have actually developed in Wi-Fi as well as MoCA support to make it possible for very easy streaming from the set-top box to various other gadgets. Streaming from a fundamental Roamio or Opened box needs a separate TiVo Stream accessory box to allow mobile streaming.
By switching on AirPlay Mirroring to an Apple TV from Control Center on the user’s iOS tool, material from the TiVo box can be streamed to the gadget and also on to any Apple TV-equipped television on the local Wi-Fi network, changing some of the capability of the business’s TiVo Mini box.
We’ve had a couple of days to examine out the new function as well as have actually located it fairly easy to abuse. Complying with a one-time configuration for streaming from the box to the iOS gadget, individuals merely require to transform on AirPlay to their desired Apple TV, browse to My Shows in the TV app to find the show they want to stream, and also choose the option to view the program on their iPhone.
Recorded shows begin streaming quickly, while live programs take a few seconds longer as the TiVo needs to start recording the program and also start streaming it to the iOS gadget. Similar to the previous support for streaming to iOS tools, several of the acquainted TiVo functions are available on the iPhone gamer, consisting of the 5-second rewind as well as 30-second avoid switches, as well as volume, show information, and choices for zooming the picture and also transforming closed captioning on and also off.
The AirPlay performance is useful for rapidly as well as conveniently streaming web content to tvs anywhere in our home, with the application changing video quality relying on connection toughness. TiVo suggests that its boxes be attached to the neighborhood network by means of a wired Ethernet or MoCA link, yet even over Wi-Fi we found video quality to be suitable, if not spectacular.
Unfortunately, TiVo’s AirPlay capability does not work beyond the local Wi-Fi network, stopping individuals from streaming web content from their own TiVo box while going to a close friend’s house, for example.
While the new AirPlay capability isn’t really most likely to become a main browsing strategy in my home’s tv configuration, it can certainly serve in a pinch such as when the tv connected to the TiVo box is being abused by another family member.
The upgraded version of TiVo’s iOS application with the brand-new AirPlay functionality must be presenting today.