Now TiVo Bolt owners can stream TV anywhere

The DVR update also lets it send copy-protected recordings to mobile devices.

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Richard Lawler
June 3rd, 2016
Now TiVo Bolt owners can stream TV anywhere

When I reviewed the TiVo Bolt last year I didn't mind its odd design as much as I missed some features it lacked compared to the older Roamio DVR. Now the recently-acquired company is fixing that with a software update (the full list of changes is here) it's rolling out that lets owners stream recordings or live TV on even when they're away from home, and also download shows recorded from protected premium channels (like HBO or Showtime, usually) to a mobile device for offline viewing.

The choice between a Bolt and a Roamio Pro is still a tough one, especially now that the older box with more tuners (6) and storage (3TB) has added those SkipMode commercial skipping and QuickMode fast watching features that debuted on the Bolt. At least now, opting for the newer model doesn't mean missing out on any Slingbox-like placeshifting.
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