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Tivo is Working on Automatic Commercial Skipping

Ever hate having to fast forward through commercials on your DVR recordings? Now TiVo is rolling out automatic commercial skipping feature for DVRed recordings according to a report from Dave Zatz. According to screenshots that Tivo now removed there is an automatic commercial skipping feature in the works for TiVo DVRs for programs that have already been DVRed.

This new “SkipMode” option will give you the option to manually skip commercials or have an automatic option to skip commercials. According to Dave Zatz this new feature will come out sometime in the Spring of 2019.

This comes as Tablo DVRs also announced plans to roll out a commercial skipping option later this month. This new feature makes it possible for any subscription-enabled Tablo OTA DVR to play most recordings without any commercials. This new feature will use machine learning to skip past commercials on your recordings. According to Tablo, in April they will roll out an update to Roku, Fire TV, Android TV, and Apple TV that will add the ability to automatically skip commercials on your Tablo DVR.

You can see a quick demo of Tablo’s commercial skipping feature from our CES coverage here:

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