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TiVo announced today an update to its line of set-top boxes that makes voice a main feature.
The new Bolt Vox and Mini Vox devices include all the features of the original TiVo Bolt and TiVo Mini.
But now, the devices also have native voice functionality.
That means the set-top boxes, using the new TiVo Vox Remote, can now search for, record, and play content across live TV, DVR, on-demand, and streaming services using voice commands.
Aside from a color change from white to black and the addition of voice functionality, the Bolt Vox and Mini Vox are exactly the same as the original devices.
The TiVo Bolt has four integrated tuners for watching or recording between 75 and 150 hours of HD content (depending on storage capacity).
The TiVo Bolt+, which came out at the end of last year, is now the most specced-out version of the TiVo Bolt Vox.
It features six tuners and 3TB of storage space, which is good for up to 450 hours of content. However, that model doesn’t include an antenna, so it can only be used with digital cable systems.
The Mini Vox pairs with an existing TiVo box and allows users to get the TiVo experience on other TVs in the house.
By pairing a TiVo Mini Vox to a Bolt Vox device, you can use TiVo features like SkipMode and QuickMode, stream and watch live TV, access DVR content when connected via Ethernet or MoCA home network, and more.
The new Mini Vox also supports streaming 4K content, a feature that the original did not have.
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