How Much Does TiVo Cost?

There's the TiVo box and the TiVo subscription. What's the difference?

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TiVo sells a set-top Digital Video Recorder for a fixed price and a TiVo service plan for a monthly or yearly fee. The box is the actual hardware that receives the TV signal from either a cable provider or over-the-air (OTA) antenna. The TiVo service plan is the software used to schedule recordings, access and update program guides, and stream content through third-party streaming apps like Netflix or Hulu.

You need a TiVo service plan to access most content, including streaming platforms. The only functions you can use without a TiVo service plan are the playback controls, including pause, fast-forward, and rewinding live television.

How Much Does a TiVo Box Cost?

TiVo offers four different Digital Video Recorders (DVR) to choose from, depending on whether you want to record cable TV, over-the-air broadcasts, or both.

  • TiVo Edge for cable costs $399.99. This box works with cable and can record up to 300 HD hours of television or six shows at once. It includes 2 terabytes (TB) of storage and six tuners.
  • TiVo Edge for antenna costs $349.99. Ideal for cord-cutters who want access to local news and sports as well as streaming services like Netflix, this box can record up to 300 HD hours of television or four shows at once. It has 2 terabytes (TB) of storage space and four tuners. It does not work with cable.
  • TiVo Bolt Box is for cable or antenna and costs $199.99. With 1 TB of storage it can record up to 150 hours of HD programming and six shows at once.
  • TiVo Bolt OTA for antenna costs $249.99. Another great option for cord-cutters, it includes 1 TB of storage or up to 150 hours of HD content, recording for up to four shows at once and four different tuners. It does not work with cable.
  • TiVo Mini VOX costs $179.99. This is TiVo's whole-home solution that allows you to extend TiVo services and capabilities to additional televisions and displays.

How Much Does a TiVo Service Plan Cost?

TiVo offers three service plans: Annual, Monthly, and All-In.

  • The Annual plan costs $149.99/year, plus taxes and is available for both the TiVo Bolt and Edge. This subscription requires a full yearly payment.
  • The Monthly plan costs $14.99/month, including a one-year commitment. It is available for both Bolt and Edge boxes.
  • The All-In plan includes a one-time fee of $599.99 plus taxes and provides service for the entire life of the TiVo device, which may be either a Bolt or Edge box. The plan remains with the box even if ownership is transferred.