Reports: TiVo Prepping Mavrik OTA Streamer and Cloud DVR

New TiVo Mavrik box and service to offer OTA live streaming, electronic programming guide, content search and ‘Diskless Cloud DVR’

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TiVo is working on a new DVR and service called Mavrik that allows “diskless cloud DVR” storage, according to online reports from Zatz Not Funny and TVPredictions

Dave Zatz of the eponymous site likens the Mavrik (possibly the successor to the leaked, never-released TiVo Mantis) to Tablo, the over-the-air streamer that itself resembles SiliconDust's HDHomeRun.

The new product and service would not be a stretch for TiVo, which acquired Aereo for a cheap $1 million when that OTA-streaming service was killed by a Supreme Court Ruling in 2014. TiVo promised it was “keeping the Aereo dream alive.” 

Zatz notes a discription from an Android app for Mavrik that offers:

  • TV Program Guide
  • OTA Live Streaming
  • Streaming Content Search, allowing users to deep link into their Amazon Prime Video account
  • Cloud DVR access

Check out more details, drawings and speculations here.

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Julie Jacobson is founding editor of CE Pro, the leading media brand for the home-technology channel. She has covered the smart-home industry since 1994, long before there was much of an Internet, let alone an Internet of things. Currently she studies, speaks, writes and rabble-rouses in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V, wellness-related technology, biophilic design, and the business of home technology. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, and earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a recipient of the annual CTA TechHome Leadership Award, and a CEDIA Fellows honoree. A washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player, Julie currently resides in San Antonio, Texas and sometimes St. Paul, Minn. Follow on Twitter: @juliejacobson

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