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Hulu Plus nixed for cable-provided TiVo Premiere DVR boxes

In September, it was announced that Hulu Plus would be coming to TiVo Premiere DVR boxes. That won't be the case for TiVo boxes provided by cable companies.
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Written by Rachel King, Staff Writer on

In September, it was announced that Hulu Plus would be coming to TiVo Premiere DVR boxes. That won't be the case for TiVo boxes provided by cable companies.

According to GigaOm, cable providers such as Suddenlink, Cox and RCN aren't fans of the idea of having subscription-based streaming alongside the On Demand content these companies already offer. Netflix has also been banned from cable provided TiVo boxes due to licensing clauses with the movie studios.

If either or both of these services are important to a consumer, it's probably better to just get the Premiere DVR box directly from TiVo. That would also include Amazon VOD and Pandora, making the TiVo Premiere the living room entertainment hub it should be rather than the dumbed-down version from the cable companies.  TiVo had the chance to have the supreme home entertainment device of being a pseudo set-top box with cable and DVR capabilities. Talk about a huge pain.

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