Amazon Is Working On An OTA DVR For The Fire TV

Inc.is developing a new device that records live TV, working around cable providers and encroaching on TiVo Corp.'s market, according to a person familiar with the plans.

Amazon has increasingly been adding network programming to its Fire TV devices via its Amazon Channels store, which the company uses to resell video subscription services.

Codenamed Frank, it will have its own storage for shows, and connect to TVs via Amazon's existing Fire TV box, according to Bloomberg. This is similar to offerings from TiVo and Slingbox. This would work in accord with the Fire TV live streaming content channel as well, most likely. Rumors suggest that the DVR is now being developed at Amazon's Lab 126 R&D center, and we'll probably see a whole lot more, soon. With this new DVR you will be able to plug in an antenna to a device that will stream it out to your Fire TV or smartphone.

The same group was behind Amazon's Echo speaker, its ill fated Fire Phone and is also rumoured to be working on a home robot, codenamed Vesta.

As well as recording shows and movies, the upcoming box will also be able to then send that content to smartphones and other devices, the report says - putting it in competition with the likes of Sling TV and TiVo.

However, Amazon's Alexa software has a wider range of skills on offer that enable it to link up with and control more third-party devices around the home.

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