The TiVo Mini from TiVo is a media hub made to work with the 4-tuner TiVo Premiere 4 and the TiVo Premiere Elite, which is now the Premiere XL4. It's an add-on to a primary TiVo DVR rather than a stand-alone product. It does what it aims to do, letting you watch live programming or your TiVo recordings in another room of the house.
The TiVo Mini is a black square that measures 1.3" (33 mm) tall and 6.1" (154.9 mm) square. The top of the TiVo Mini is perforated for cooling, and since it doesn't have a built in hard drive, it features silent cooling. The back of the box features HDMI (a cable is included), Gigabit Ethernet, MoCA, a USB port, and mini-jacks for component and A/V composite video. The front panel simply has a TiVo Mini logo and a tiny LED that shows that the media hub is powered up and active. The box ships with the standard TiVo remote as well.
Lastly, an additional subscription to the TiVo service via a broadband connection may be required.
- The TiVo Mini is a companion to your 4-tuner TiVo DVR. The Mini connects another TV in your home with your 4-tuner DVR to create a whole home entertainment experience
- Watch live TV and recorded shows
- Pause, fast forward, and rewind live TV and recordings
- Start a show in one room and finish it in another
- HD user interface for optimized search and discovery
- TiVo search lets you navigate for shows by title, actor, category, or keyword. Search by show and movie titles or by descriptions
- WishList searches allow you to search by actor, director, keyword, or category; every time a show matching your criteria airs, it's recorded
- Use Season Pass recordings to schedule every episode of your favorite shows
- Watch movies and TV shows from TiVo online partners like Hulu Plus
- Stream music from Pandora, YouTube, and Spotify
- Streams music and photos from any home network and the Web