I'm guessing this may be a prelude to an acquisition (of TiVo); for another perspective, see The Newest TiVo Cries Out for Cable-TV Partnerships (BloombergBusinessweek)
"While streaming is the big news here, it's worth pointing out that, even without it, the TiVo could be considered the holy grail of set-top boxes. That's because it combines the functions of a cable box, a DVR and a device for receiving Internet-video services like Netflix, Amazon, Hulu Plus and YouTube. You don't need to change TV inputs or buy another box, like an Apple TV or Roku, to view these big four Web video services.Review of Roamio: New Version of TiVo That Lets Users Watch TV Content Anywhere There's Wi-Fi - WSJ.com
TiVo has had these Internet-video services for a while, but it presented them clumsily, in old versions and with a poor interface. With the Roamio's new software, Netflix and YouTube are presented in an up-to-date way, and TiVo says it will be updating its presentation of the others as well, and adding more."