conclusion:We're mixed


The TiVo Stream does one thing, and does it well: It streams content from your TiVo Premiere to your iOS devices over your home network. Whether that's worth $129 depends on how much time you spend watching TV on an iPad or other device in various rooms around your home -- and whether you're content with the programming choices already available via apps like HBO GO, Netflix and Watch ESPN.

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Engadget Sep 4, 2012

The TiVo Stream works as advertised, but seems more like a feature that should be built into the DVR, as opposed to a standalone $129 accessory.

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AllThingsD Aug 28, 2012

Without calling the cable company or buying new televisions, I was suddenly able to watch TV in several rooms of my house.

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CNET Aug 31, 2012

For TiVo Premiere owners with iOS devices, the TiVo Stream is a cool addition to your AV setup and mobile life.

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PC Mag Sep 7, 2012

If you have a Premiere DVR, TiVo Stream lets you download and stream video to your Apple mobile devices, but a high price, the need for extra hardware, and copy-protection limitations keep it from being a must-have.

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Wired Oct 15, 2012

For all its limitations, the Stream works really well at slinging content from big screen to small.

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Time Aug 31, 2012

All in all, TiVo Stream does its job well ... It is, however, only one piece of the puzzle. If you aren’t currently a TiVo user, you’ll need Stream and a TiVo Premiere and a subscription to the TiVo service and (possibly) one or more MoCA adapters.

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Zatz Not Funny Aug 29, 2012

The TiVo Stream goes on sale next week, but you can probably order yours right now for $130, plus tax and possibly shipping. If you have an iPad and any variant of the TiVo Premiere, I can’t think of a reason why you wouldn’t.

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