- Date: August 13, 2018
- Author: Tim Steinwand - Customer Experience Specialist
Hello! This is Tim Steinwand, Customer Experience Specialist here at DRN. As time goes on, it seems like we all are getting busier and busier, and there are not enough hours in the day. It also seems like we are constantly on the go. Well, I want to tell you about an offering that DRN has that will save you some time and make your video viewing experience more enjoyable, even when you are away from home. It is our new TiVo HD DVR with the Vu-It platform. With Vu-It on your TiVo, you can watch your favorite TV programs when you want to, or on your cell phone, or on any laptop or tablet.
If you have DRN’s TV service, you can easily add Vu-It and take your TV watching with you. The Vu-It platform also has all the things that make TiVo the most popular DVR.
You can search for shows numerous ways, by actor’s name, show title, description, or episode title. When searching, you will also find any content from popular OTT providers, such as Netflix and Hulu. Those apps are also included with Vu-It, so you don’t have to use any different device to watch content from those providers.
Vu-It/TiVo HD DVR also takes note of your viewing patterns and will record shows that it thinks you may like. To save you valuable time, you will be able to fast forward through commercials on recorded programs, or you can use the “Quick Mode” feature, which plays content 30% faster without changing the voices on the playback.
The Vu-It mobile app allows you to watch any shows that you have recorded on your TiVo HD DVR box at home on any mobile device. You can also watch live DRN TV channels on your mobile device.
Coming in September, the Vu-It platform will also have voice remote compatibility. You will just have to press and hold the voice button on the remote, and your TiVo will listen to what you are saying and do whatever you request. You will also be able to use your “Alexa” devices to control your TiVo.
For an even better in-home experience, you can add our HD Streaming Box to additional TV’s in your home, and you can share the recorded content or watch live TV from your main TiVo box to these TV’s. The new TiVo uses MoCa technology to send the signal via coax to the HD Streaming Box for viewing in home.
The price for the new Vu-It TiVo HD DVR from DRN is $23.95 per month and includes the TiVo subscription for program and guide information, and includes the necessary Cable Card, so you would have no additional expenses. The cost for HD Streaming Box is $5.95 a month.
If you are interested in getting this service from DRN, or you are a current DRN TiVo subscriber and would like to switch to the new Vu-It/TiVo, please call our customer service department at 344-5000.
Happy TV watching!