Tivo Does Ca­ble, Stream­ing

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Tivo has long chafed against its ini­tial iden­tity as a DVR plat­form. Its Next-gen Plat­form bids for at­ten­tion from both ca­ble op­er­a­tors and stream­ing ser­vices, com­bin­ing lin­ear pro­gram­ming, video on de­mand, and DVR into a user-friendly in­ter­face with hy­per-per­son­al­iza­tion, pro­gram rec­om­men­da­tions, and voice con­trol. It will run on Ama­zon Fire, An­droid TV, and Ap­ple TV plat­forms, smart­phones, the web, and Lin­uxbased soft­ware that can run in set-top boxes, smart TVS, and ca­ble boxes. Whether ca­ble ops and stream­ers will be in­ter­ested re­mains to be seen. Com­cast, for in­stance, has in­vested heav­ily in keep­ing its user in­ter­face up to date. And Tivo might need, say, Net­flix more than Net­flix needs Tivo.— MF

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