Remember TiVo? In the days of pre-cutting cables, the company’s DVRs were ubiquitous – so much so that the phrase “TiVo it” was used interchangeably to mean recording a TV show. Now the company is catching on as a third-party smart interface alternative to Google, Amazon and Roku on the best 4K TVs, with the first TiVo-enabled sets expected to arrive in mid-2023 in Europe and the US.

This information comes from the streaming business publication next TVwhich, directly quoting TiVo parent Xperi CEO Jon Kirchner, also broke the news that the company’s TiVo Stream platform will appear in sets from a “leading tier 2 provider that manufactures various TV sets under various brands”.