TiVo's co-founders launch $49 Qplay TV streamer

Himanshu Arora

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Michael Ramsay and Jim Barton, the folks who co-founded TiVo 15 years ago, on Tuesday launched a consumer entertainment solution for online video viewing. Dubbed Qplay, the product combines a streaming device and an iPad app that lets you stream...

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Theoretically, couldn't someone write a similar app for Android or iOS devices for the Chrome cast?

Interesting product. The only thing that makes it stand out is the up coming support for subscription services like Netflix and Hulu within a playlist created by users. I'm not sure I'd like to buy another device that attaches to my TV for one off features that can be replicated.

Also, I think it would be a terrible idea to charge for the service. They could get buy with ads and even leverage collecting what people are watching. I might be willing to pay for a more feature rich version of the Qplay software, but I will not pay a subscription. I just do not see the value in that. Again they should go for the adds and integration with social networks.