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Amazon to Fight TiVo With Streaming DVR Box

Amazon to Fight TiVo With Streaming DVR Box

This device was rumored to have the ability to record live programming from television channels, store said content, and stream said content to smartphones, tablets, PCs, and televisions.

Amazon is planning to add physical storage to its Amazon Fire TV device, creating a DVR that would compete with Tivo and Sky Q. Users will be able to record live TV and stream the video to a smartphone so it can be watched later.

Amazon is reportedly working on a recording device that would mesh with its Fire TV service.

The Frank DVR has the same wireless technology that Amazon's Echo speakers use to connect to Fire TV boxes. This is similar to offerings from TiVo and Slingbox.

Oddly, the report then notes that "Amazon hasn't made a final decision on rolling out the streaming feature" and that "plans could either be canceled or delayed". This would work in accord with the Fire TV live streaming content channel as well, most likely.

Amazon wants to occupy living rooms through its devices and services.

In a back to school sale, Amazon has dropped the prices on a bunch of their Fire TV and Echo products. (No word on if it will support other devices at this time.) Amazon already has OTA support built into their Fire TV for the Fire TV smart TVs.

However, Amazon's Alexa software has a wider range of skills on offer that enable it to link up with and control more third-party devices around the home.

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