TiVo has joined the list of hardware manufactures to partner with Control4 to allow users central management of their home’s automation and entertainment systems. Starting with the Roamio range of TiVo’s set-top box (with DVR, multiscreen and streaming services) customers will be able to manage their TiVo system from within Control4, along with their lighting and other connected services.
Virgin Media customers are in for a treat this Christmas; the company has launched its cloud-based entertainment service, “Virgin TV Anywhere”. The Virgin TV Anywhere service will allow Virgin customers to watch Cable via their smartphone or tablet using a downloaded app or via a browser. There are social functionalities integrated in the service that allows customers to comment on TV shows.
With the Olympics coming to the UK this summer Virgin is gearing to launch its TiVo and ‘superfast as standard’ broadband this April. As they go through their infrastructure upgrade Virgin Media is now offering its customers speeds of up to 30Mb, 60Mb and 100Mb (which will soon be 120Mb). According to Virgin the different categories of digital TV services coming will help its customers take advantage of the new speeds being offered.
The Adobe Flash platform has come a long way since we first started using web animation. Even more astonishing is its role in facilitating in-home entertainment via the different devices. The Adobe Flash and Adobe AIR platforms have move from being a simple plug-in for desktop applications to being a platform for CE manufacturers to develop solutions for digital home devices. Now, developers can build applications for home devices extending the Flash-based experience to the television.
On May 24 the connected home global summit returns to London. This year’s summit like last year will feature a host of industry key players from all area of the connected home sector. There will be presenters from BT, TiVo, Whirlpool, Google and many more; they will be looking at the 'technology choices and business models that will monetise the connected home'. Service providers and operators should attend to gain insight into how this growing market sector can be adopted to create new revenue streams. Users will learn how the devices and media services they buy are changing.
Scandinavian broadband, TV and telephone provider Canal Digital- part of the Telenor Group has formed a strategic partnership with TiVo, the advance television service provider, in an effort to offer Nordic viewers some the most advance television services. Under the Agreement the TiVo services will be available to Telenor’s Canal Digital Direct-to-Home satellite customers in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland.
Broadcom has announced that TiVo, the advance television service provider has selected Broadcom’s Bluetooth technology for a new remote. The new QWERTY keyboard remote control will help TiVo customers to take full advantage of the application services available through its TiVo Premiere, TiVo HD and TiVo Services boxes. The new TiVo Slide QWERTY keyboard remote control is the first TiVo remote to feature Bluetooth, enabling comfortable text entry for search and discovery of content.
The new Netgear ReadyNAS Ultra family of 2, 4, and 6-Bay NAS (Network Attach Storage) solutions are pushing the boundary of what can be done with a home NAS. This latest release is pack full of features: it is twice as fast as previous range of ReadyNAS, according to Netgear it is the first ever storage solution with media-shifting capabilities, it integrates with TiVo to store your streaming content; it also has Orb and Shifta embedded technology for easy access from other devices.
Best Buy and TiVo announced that Best Buy exclusive television brand Insignia will be shipping with TiVo software and advanced television services already built in. By embedding the TiVo software into the televisions will give Insignia customers an intuitive user experience for accessing online content by utilizing TiVo’s non-DVR software and advance television software, said both companies.
TiVo today announced a new wireless adapter for in home wireless transfer of digital data. The new Wireless N Adapter works with TiVo Premiere, TiVo HD, TiVo Series3 HD or TiVo Series2 dual-tuner DVRs. Anyone who hasn’t got the network to move their media content around can use this adapter.