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TiVo® - Stream - Black

Model: TCDA94000SKU: 6303102

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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 104 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Life Changing!

    Posted
    jillianne

    The main reason I purchased the TiVo Stream was to be able to take my recorded tv shows with me on vacation on my iPad. The TiVo Stream does this and more! I love being able to sit outside on my deck and stream shows from my TiVo in the living room. I have Comcast (Xfinity) Performance Internet and I have not experienced any issues with streaming at all. Downloading a 30 minute show to my iPad takes about 15 minutes and the video quality on both of these features is great! I really couldn't be more pleased. There were disclaimers on the TiVo site saying that some shows are copy-protected and couldn't be streamed, however, I have yet to find something I can't download or stream. The only negatives I can think of are that initially I had a little trouble after downloading 1 or 2 shows. On the second or third show, the Stream seemingly bogged down to a snail's pace and I would have to re-start it. That was within the first week or so and I haven't experienced this issue again. Also, it is worth noting that many people (or maybe just me) have their TiVo hooked-up wirelessly to their network. The Stream must be wired to your TiVo and the TiVo itself must be WIRED to your network. An easy enough fix because I just purchased a second Apple AirPort Express and put it right next to my TiVo. However, for me, this added to the cost. Trust me though, for the convenience, ease-of-use, features and quality, it was totally worth it. Plus, it extended my network within my house which is never a bad thing. I highly recommend the TiVo Stream!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Flawless Streaming

    Posted
    Brian
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Flawless Streaming to multiple devices. Works better than expected. I use this to stream live shows to multiple iPads and iPhones in a multi-room dwelling in a highrise building with no issues whatsoever. The Stream is connected to an access point on my wifi network nowhere near a tivo box. Two Tivos (1 premiere and 1 Quad) are also connected to access points in other rooms (using ethernet) and essentially trick the units into thinking they are on a wired network. I highly recommend the Stream for those that travel for a living as I do and want to take their shows with them. That is actually the main reason I bought the Stream. I watch shows at airports, on the plane as well as hotels. Downloads to devices quickly and it works just as your Tivo at home with all the familiar features like 30 second advance etc... Overall I love this product and would recommend it to others.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Changed my life

    Posted
    ontheroadagain101

    I travel for work every week and need to take my shows on the go to stay caught up. Previously I was using Roxio Toast to transfer shows from my TiVo onto my Mac, then converting the files to put on my iPad. It was a pain and not always reliable. When I recently upgraded to Mountain Lion, it stopped working altogether. TiVo stream came along just in time! I'm taking shows on flights, and also streaming when I'm home, in the kitchen or outside on the deck. I rarely watched my old converted shows at home because I had to plan ahead to get them downloaded to the computer, converted, and then onto my device. Now I can decide to play a show on the spur of the moment! One thing that would make it better is a button to back up 10 or 30 seconds. It's pretty hard to back up just a little bit if you missed something.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another great TiVo product!!

    Posted
    Kat81
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    Set-up took a while, but was very simple. I was amazed to see it actually work. The streaming feature in neat, but I bought it because I wanted to download shows to my iPad to take on the go. I was nervous because I had read stuff about not being able to download shows because of copy right protection. So far I have not had an issue with that. I have downloaded shows from MTV, Oxygen, and Bravo. The only problem I have encountered is in the middle of the show it will randomly close out (almost like it lost the signal). All you have to do is start the show again and it resumes where you left off, but it is slightly annoying. Over all I really like this product and am glad I purchased it!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    Posted
    IlliniRam
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    Purchased the Tivo Stream, Set up was extremely easy. You must activate it on your account on Tivo.com. When installing, software update took around 10-15 min and finding activation on Tivo.com an additional 10 minutes. Overall, up and running in 30 minutes. I use this product with my IPAD 1. I take it to my basement and set it on my treadmill as i workout. Easy to watch a recorded Tivo show or live TV. I will be able to take it outside this summer when I am grilling out. Also awesome to watch a live sports program while I am watching another show on the big screen. Cost was kind of steep but worth it in my opinion. I ordered on a Monday and it was set up by 1:30 on Wednesday.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Tivo Stream Review

    Posted
    Anonymous
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    I finally got my Tivo Stream, been waiting for this product. After you get through the setup process, you can start streaming to your iPhone right away. I am able to watch a show on my TV & stream another show at the same time to my iPhone. This thing rocks! I can also download shows directly to my iPhone & watch things on the go. No more boring lunch times & I can catch up on my shows faster. You have to get one!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Streaming Device

    Posted
    RonaF
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This TiVo streaming device is very easy to install. The instructions are clear and if you have any problems, you can always call TiVo. The customer service reps are great and will stay on the phone with you until your problem is solved and you are up and running. We have not had a chance to transfer programs to another device yet but I'm sure that will be easy as well. You will need to download the TiVo app to your other devices (phone etc.) to stream or download shows, also easy to do. I love TiVo products, so if you have other TiVo DVRs this is another device to add to your collection of goodies.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Add for TiVo Premier Owners

    Posted
    JimCentralIndiana
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    This was a great add for my "extra" TV (the old one that I hadn't bothered to get a digital cable adapter to connect. If you've bought into the TiVo ecosystem, and you have a TV that doesn't have a TiVo, this is an easy win. The only challenge is that you have to have a wired network in your house or you have to add a MoCA adapter. If you can get a physical network cable from your router/switch to the TiVo mini (and your main TiVo), things just work better. For me, that was easy because I pre-wired the house with Ethernet cable. As long as you've got that, you're good to go.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great device when on the go or around the house

    Posted
    AussieSurfer
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I picked up this device last July before I went on vacation. I tend tor record a lot of television shows but I'm almost never home. This device has been a godsend since I got it. I'm able to watch whatever I want, whenever I want, at any time of day or night wherever I am in the country. On the days that I do get to be home, I'm able to watch my recordings outside by the pool or even in the bathroom. The iOS and Android app works great, it's well designed, and has spectacular picture and sound quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Use it more than I expected

    Posted
    captchuck
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I debated if this would be worth it or not, thinking I might use it occasionally. I use it almost daily. One way I use it is a sort of PIP; I can watch game one on the big screen, but still not miss a play of the other game on the ipad. It's also handy to keep watching something when I retire to another room. I didn't realize that to install the new app, I would have to update my version of IOS on the IPAD, so that made the initial install take a while longer than I expected. But once installed it works flawlessly!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Device

    Posted
    Timothy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I have had my TiVo Mini for almost a year now and love it. Ever since they added the dynamic tuning it has been everything I wanted it to be. The price is ok once you consider the savings for no longer needing a cable card or digital transceiver for this TV anymore. Great Netflix, Amazon Instant, and Youtube support; as well as some other services I don't use. Easily moves around my house figuring out if the Mocha Network or the Ethernet connection are how it finds a tuner from my main TiVo unit seamlessly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid, easy, does what it claims with no fuss

    Posted
    JeffInLivermore
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Simply put, this just works exactly the way it claimed to work. Came out of the box, plugged in, and after several minutes of discovering the TiVo and downloading updates to software, it just worked. Occasionally I need to reboot it as the iPad seems to lose it (never during use but between uses), so that makes it a little dodgy for using if I'm out of the house, but since my primary use is in or around the house, I'm very happy with the unit and the price I paid. Recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An easy way to view and download TiVo content!

    Posted
    TAL987
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I wanted to be able to watch TiVo recorded shows on my iPad anywhere in my house. It works exactly as advertised. It was simple to install and the set up was completed automatically by the TiVo app. Before I installed it, I was worried that the video quality would not be good, but the picture looks great on my iPad 3. The ability to download shows to my iPad directly (without having to use TiVo Desktop) is a nice added bonus.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect marriage of TiVo and Apple Technology!

    Posted
    Voina

    Even tho I have huge HD TVs there are often times I want to either watch somewhere there's no TV or I want to take the show I'm watching with me as I move around the house. I bought it because I love TiVo (since 1997) and iPad and iPhone too! Together? Perfection! AND...Since I already had AppleTV (my other little black box sitting atop the Tivo Premiere), I can do the reverse, and display my iPad/iPhone on the TV!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works Great for streaming recorded shows

    Posted
    Rolan
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I use my TiVo stream to watch sports when I cannot be sitting by my Tv. It works great on my iPad smooth video only about 30 secs behind the live stream on works as long as I am in range of my router. I also use it to send play my recorded shows in my appletv from my iPad. Very easy to set up use it at least once per week. Only complaint is TiVo does not have a free Windows app only one for iPhone & iPad. I have not used the android app.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It just works!

    Posted
    CapnD
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    This device is great. Hooks your video system to iPads and iPhones. Allows you to watch in other areas of your home on iOS devices and you can save movies on your iPad or iPhone for when you travel. Also allow you to schedule new recordings from anywhere you can get online. Easy set up, good speed, and flawless picture. A bit expensive -they could have built this in to the TiVo.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    TV anywhere for FREE

    Posted
    Budda
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This box completed my cable cutting goal. I have a Tivo OTA DVR unit for my living room and a Tivo Mini for my bed room and now the Tivo stream so I can watch FREE TV any where I have a WiFi connection, at home or away from home. Easy setup and works well as long as you are on a high speed WiFi connection. AND ALL FOR FREE. I love my Tivo system!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy watching from bed

    Posted
    Jrdjrnola2
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I spent hours on the phone with TiVo who eventually told me to return my stream to Best Buy. I kept at it and found that trend micronet firewall was the issue. I also had to get a stronger Wi-Fi signal in order for the streaming to work. Now that it's working, I can lay in bed with my iPad and headphones and watch anything I want as my wife falls asleep

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    bought this the day after my birthday

    Posted
    PCurry
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Bought this on the report that support for Android really was right around the corner. 15 days later bam I have streaming to my Android devices. Awesome works great.... Aereo was very good this is great, Not limited to only streaming locally within broadcast market. No download currently with Android, however does stream over LTE and 3G; iOS doesn't!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME addition to TiVo!

    Posted
    Mac1812
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I picked this up at my local Best Buy for 84.99 on clearance! It took 24 hours for the stream box to sync up with my TiVo. TiVo Customer service confirmed this common. After the set up completed, it works fantastic! I can't wait until TiVo pushes the update to allow live streaming from any WiFi network, not just my home WiFi!

    I would recommend this to a friend