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Netflix, Prime Video, YouTube, and dozens of other streaming services offer so many great content options. The problem is we end up spending so much time just flipping through apps, instead of browsing through the actual shows. And we still end up missing out on knowing all the great shows that are available.
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Still, the Google Assistant feature works well and the interface is easy to use (though the recommendations are bad). This TiVo Stream 4K review will show that if there weren't a brand-new $50 streaming device running Android TV on the market, the TiVo Stream 4K would be a very attractive and unique alternative to the Roku and Fire TV Sticks.
The TiVo Stream 4K works with just about any streaming service you can think of. You can download the apps of Netflix, Sling, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, Spotify, Disney Plus, Hulu, ESPN, HBO Max, Peacock, CBS All Access, Fubo, Philo, Starz, Peloton, Tubi, PBS, and more.
The device supports streaming up to 4K UHD (at 60 fps) and HDR10 and Dolby Vision formats. When playing shows and movies, the video resolved almost instantly to full HD. But sometimes, I noticed a bit of buffering time when opening apps (especially Sling) or after selecting a show.
How valuable you find it will depend on how many of the supported streaming services you subscribe to. If your only paid subscription is Netflix, the Stream app can only offer you suggestions from Netflix, plus whatever it can find on its own TiVo+ live TV service.
I also experienced some occasional screen blanking, where the signal from the Stream 4K would cut out momentarily, though this only happened while navigating the interface, and not while streaming video.
Audio quality is great, but Dolby Atmos fans be warned. Despite the fact that the Stream 4K supports a huge variety of audio formats, like Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS HD, and Dolby Atmos, I had trouble getting any of the streaming apps to deliver Dolby Atmos to my A/V receiver or TV.
Android TV might not be for everyone, but at $50, the TiVo Stream 4K makes a compelling argument that you should give it a try. With support for Dolby Vision and a curated watching experience that should get better over time, the Stream 4K has a lot of potential. The company will have to stay on top of its relationships with streaming providers to ensure that potential is fulfilled.
Generally speaking, we should expect the same sort of experience we've seen from TiVo Stream 4K, the Android-based dongle the company put out in 2020. That was a decent little device, with a custom user interface trying to make some sense out of the vast streaming space. And the smart TV space certainly hasn't slowed down, either, with TiVo and Vestel joining the likes of Roku, Amazon Fire TV, LG, and Samsung, which all have their own custom operating systems powering televisions.
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TiVo Stream 4K is an Android-powered dongle that connects to your TV via an HDMI cable. Like an Apple TV or Amazon Fire TV device, there's no cable to plug in or cable card to install. Everything you need to stream your shows is right there on the box.
Once setup is complete, you're taken to your personalized carousel of shows, with access to all of your services. If you've used any Android TV device, the interface will feel very similar. Except TiVo has added their best-in-class user interface magic to provide an experience that feels much more engaging than the standard generic plug-in streaming stick.
This is the evolution of user-focused content. Set-top boxes and manual recording devices are quickly fading in the rearview. After all, why record when you can just stream whatever you want to watch? TiVo Stream 4K elevates the experience by making it easier, not just to find content, but to find the content you and your family care about.
The aggregate nature of the device, paired with TiVo's personalization smarts, makes the TiVo Stream 4K the ultimate streaming companion. It can find the shows and movies you like across every service you subscribe to, eliminating the need to hunt around, trying to find what content is streaming on which service.
The TiVo Stream 4K will launch in April for $49.99 and be available wherever you can get TiVo hardware now (Best Buy, Amazon, etc.). It just might be the last streaming device you ever need to purchase. 041b061a72