CES 2019 Connected Home Media Devices

TiVo Announces WiFi Adaptor for TiVo Mini

Among the announcements this week from TiVo is the planned release of a new WiFi adaptor for the TiVo Mini. The new USB adaptor will allow a TiVo Mini to connect to a base TiVo unit using your home Wi-Fi. If you’re using a TiVo Bolt, the adaptor will allow the TiVo Mini to connect wirelessly to your TiVo without even using your network.

TiVo Announces WiFi Adaptor for TiVo Mini

The new USB adaptor will allow a TiVo Mini to connect to a base TiVo unit using your home Wi-Fi. If you have a TiVo Bolt, the adaptor will wirelessly connect the TiVo Mini directly to your TiVo without even using your network.

Currently, the TiVo Mini requires a wired network connection in your home, either over Ethernet or with Coax using MoCA. That’s not always possible in some homes, and it can be particularly limiting when you’re trying to locate a TV. This new device will make that much easier and addresses a highly-requested feature from the TiVo community.

The new adaptor looks like a USB dongle, with the adaptor itself about the size of a TV stick. TiVo expects to release the adaptor in the second quarter of 2019 for a suggested retail price of $59.

Keep an eye on all of our CES 2019 coverage right here.

Advertisement

About the author

Richard Gunther

Richard is a product experience consultant with a life-long interest in consumer electronics. He has been immersed in smart home tech for decades now and hosts The DMZ's home automation podcast, Home: On and co-hosts Entertainment 2.0 with Josh Pollard. Richard looks at products through an experience lens, always seeking the right mix of utility and delight.