TiVo is announcing a brand new device at the CES called the TiVo Stream 4K, which CEO Dave Shull defined as launching the company “full-on into the streaming wars.”
Shull mentioned the system is a “tiny little HDMI puck” that is designed to give a much broader group than the current TiVo customer base, offering each streaming and live TV content to cord cutters and cord shavers.
The streaming aspect will include integrations with providers like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, HBO, and others, and also will consist of content from TiVo+, the free, ad-supported movie, and TV service that the company launched last fall.
TiVo can be asserting the addition of 23 new channels to TiVo+, bringing the full count to 49. These channels embody a brand new News class, with channels like the USA Immediately, Cheddar, and Top Stories by Newsy. Wired, Tastemade, GQ, Glamour, Bon Appetit, Funny or Die, and The Chive are additionally launching new channels.
TiVo states the Stream 4K (which is built on high of the Android TV operating system and also features a distant with voice management) will likely be available starting in April, with an initial launch pricing of $49.99. And the company will probably be working with cable and internet providers to offer the system to their broadband-only customers, with Schurz Communications endorsed as the first co-marketing partner.