TiVo Stream OS gets a Smart TV partner

TiVo is a reputation finest recognized for its DVR again within the early 2000s, however in recent times, the corporate has moved on to streaming with the TiVo Stream 4K primarily based on Google’s Android TV platform, which hit the market in 2020. Now, although, TiVo has revealed plans to maneuver into correct good TVs, competing with Google’s Android TV.

NextTV reported that TiVo’s associate firm, Xperi, has plans to supply good TVs primarily based on the “TiVo Stream OS” in 2023 with an unnamed manufacturing associate. The OS was put collectively following Xperi’ s acquisition of Vewd, a TV software program firm primarily based in Norway.

Xperi has apparently signed a “landmark” settlement with an unnamed TV producer. Xperi CEO John Kirchner stated that the producer is a “main tier 2 supplier that makes a number of TV units below a number of manufacturers.”

What’s particularly notable about all of that is that, in contrast to 2020’s TiVo Stream 4K dongle, these good TVs will not be primarily based on Android TV OS. TiVo Stream 4K beforehand used the “Operator Tier Lite” of Android TV, permitting for extra modifications to the underlying platform. TiVo’s expertise was constructed round connecting numerous streaming platforms and providers into one central location, very like Google’s efforts with Google TV.

It was anticipated final 12 months that TiVo would ditch Android TV OS fully, following Google’s strikes with the Google TV platform, however the firm has since staunchly refuted that concept, saying that extra Android-based streaming {hardware} is deliberate. It’s unclear if these plans for offering its personal OS to good TVs change these plans in any capability.

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