If your household is anything like mine, you might find you’re in need of his and hers TiVo remotes – one for each nightstand. Fortunately, new Roamio owners now have that option… as TiVo has launched a Roamio Remote accessory for $29.99:
- Award-winning peanut shape in a more compact size and with new “back” button for use in apps.
- Control power, input, volume and mute of your TV and/or audio receiver.
- IR/RF signal removes line-of-sight requirements, ideal for in-cabinet setups.
- Press the remote finder button on your TiVo Roamio™ Plus or Pro to have the remote play a TiVo jingle so you can easily find it.
Officially, the remote only supports Roamio hardware. However, we imagine it could handle typical control of prior TiVo DVRs via IR. Having said that, unlike the premium Glo and Slide remotes (RIP), this stock Roamio clicker doesn’t provide learning capabilities. Oh, it can still be programmed to control your television and audio receiver — but if you’re doing anything tricky, you may find yourself limited. Perhaps the incoming QWERTY remote will reintroduce that feature… along with a USB RF/BT dongle for use with Minis and Premieres.