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Virgin TV Anywhere hits web and iPad/iPhone (but it’s not perfect)

Virgin TV Anywhere hits web and iPad/iPhone (but it’s not perfect)

UK broadband and home entertainment provider Virgin TV has launched a new streaming service for desktop browsers and smartphones, Virgin TV Anywhere, including remote control over their TiVo. The new service is a free extra for Virgin TV customers, and offers a selection of live streaming and on-demand content from Sky, BBC iPlayer, ITV, 4oD, Demand 5, Disney, Nickelodeon, and others. However, the service will only work over WiFi, not 3G connections, and mobile users will have to wait a while for on-demand shows.

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Nintendo Wii U will feature expandable memory

Nintendo Wii U will feature expandable memory

Today, as many of you already know, the Wii U finally received pricing information and a release date. Along with those rather important details, we were also treated to a list of specs for the console. Everything seems to be solid, but there's one thing leaving consumers scratching their heads: storage, or lack thereof.

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TiVo Stream transcoder arrives on September 6

TiVo Stream transcoder arrives on September 6

TiVo has finally given a release date for its incoming Steam transcoder, which was unveiled back in May. Pre-orders opened up for a select few yesterday, and the company says that the device will be arriving on September 6. When it launches, it will set you back $129.99, which doesn't seem to bad for what it does.

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TiVo Premiere 4 offers quad tuners, 500GB for $249.99

TiVo Premiere 4 offers quad tuners, 500GB for $249.99

Perhaps you’re not quite ready to cut the cord just yet, ever reliant on multiple tuners to get your television fix. The latest set-top box from TiVo should go a long way to helping you watch and archive everything, today introducing the Premiere 4. The box shares similarities between the Premiere XL4 that was announced earlier this year, with a shared design, quad-tuners, and the same connection ports.

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TiVo acquires TV analytics firm TRA

TiVo acquires TV analytics firm TRA

In its ever-growing bid to remain relevant in an industry dominated by integrated devices and the death of independent set-top boxes, TiVo has purchased a company called TRA for some $20 million. TRA specializes in making business sense out of customer TV viewing habits, and TiVo thinks it can use that data to keep itself profitable.

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TiVo app for Android tablets launches

TiVo app for Android tablets launches

TiVo said back in January that it would be launching an app for Android tablet users to give them control over their DVRs and recordings. The company has had an app for iOS devices for a long time, and I bet a lot of Android tablet users have been waiting for their own version. That wait is over.

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TiVo and PayPal team on in-ad shopping

TiVo and PayPal team on in-ad shopping

TiVo and PayPal have inked a deal for streamlined shopping in interactive advertisements, turning the remote into a gateway to the digital wallet. The new service, which will begin showing up in TiVo adverts from this fall, will allow subscribers to charge products directly to their PayPal account, with automatic shipping to the registered address.

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TiVo Stream and IP set for Fall launch

TiVo Stream and IP set for Fall launch

Two new devices / services are being launched this year by the folks who brought you TiVo - one of them working with your iPhone, the other being an extension of TiVo's Preview services, this time getting rid of its integrated CableCARD tuner. With TiVo Stream you'll be setting a small box on your home network, it able to access content via your TiVo Premiere DVR hardware and streams it to devices you've got around the house such as your iPhone or iPad. The TiVo "IP-STB" on the other hand is a TiVo IP set-top box acts as an extra hand for your TiVo Premiere hardware to other televisions.

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TiVo sues Motorola and Time Warner over DVR patents

TiVo sues Motorola and Time Warner over DVR patents

Google has filed a new patent infringement suit against Motorola and Time Warner Cable. TiVo is alleging the two companies are infringing on three patents that it holds having to do with DVR systems. The suit was filed in federal court in Texas and is a bit of retaliation over previous suit Motorola had filed against TiVo for patent infringement.

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