When it comes to TVs, Amazon’s answer at the moment is the Fire TV. However if a report from Bloomberg is accurate, it seems that Amazon’s plans for the TV could come in the form of a TiVo competitor, where the company will launch a new device that will be capable of doing some of the things that TiVo is known for.
This includes recording of live TV, working around cable providers, and will also be capable of streaming videos from the TV onto a smartphone. The device is still in the works and has been codenamed “Frank”. It will also come with physical storage of its own to store the recorded videos, and will also be able to connect to Fire TV boxes.
While TiVo is already an established name, Amazon does have the advantage of having access to the resources that they have, along with their reputation, and let’s not forget that the company has been ramping up their efforts when it comes to creating new and original video content, which presumably will tie-in with the device and make it a more attractive alternative.
No word on when Amazon’s rumored TiVo competitor will launch, so take it with a grain of salt for now as we keep our eyes peeled.