TiVo is about to get a whole lot better thanks to a partnership with Flingo, who just so happens to be "the world’s largest publisher of Smart TV apps." TiVo users will now have access to even more content, including shows from A&E, History, and Showtime. Plus, Flingo's social sharing features will also be making their way to TiVo users.
Since Flingo has mostly focused on the smart TV market, not a lot of users are exposed to the company's products. However, set top boxes are more widely owned than smart TVs, and with the partnership with TiVo, Flingo has a better chance of getting its content out to more viewers. Plus, the company already has another partnership with Roku, bringing its apps to even more set top box users.
TiVo users now have over 200 channels and 70 apps to choose from, which is quite a huge boost, and now more than ever, we can't find a reason to not get a TiVo set top box at this point. Plus, on top of the over 70 apps that Flingo offers, there will also be exclusive apps created specifically for the TiVo box. Details on those app are yet to be disclosed.
TiVo will use Flingo's LaunchPad service to replace its own TivoCast platform. The new platform will be available to the roughly three million customers already using TiVo's new Premiere box, which means that customers who get TiVo through their regular cable company won't be getting the new features.