TiVo’s New Bolt Escalates War on Commercials TiVo's latest DVR, called Bolt, allows viewers to skip entire commercial breaks of certain recorded shows with a single press of a SkipMode button.By John Laposky Published: September 30, 2015 ⋅ Updated: April 15, 2019 TiVo’s latest DVR, called Bolt, allows viewers to skip entire commercial breaks of certain recorded shows with a single press of a SkipMode button. In addition, the Bolt’s QuickMode speeds up playback of recorded material 30 percent without audio distortion. QuickMode’s pitch-corrected audio lets a viewer speed through slow-moving programs, for instance news, sports and award shows, and resume normal speed at the spots the viewer chooses. TiVo claimed the combination of SkipMode and QuickMode enables the average viewer to potentially recapture a month of viewing time each year. The Bolt is also 4K compatible. To read more, visit TWICE.com. SubscribeFor more stories like this, and to keep up to date with all our market leading news, features and analysis, sign up to our newsletter here.