TiVo Hulu Plus trials starting; iPad streaming a possibility

TiVo is reportedly readying to bring Hulu Plus to its DVRs, with a TiVo Premiere owner claiming to have been invited to join a field trial of the new service. Meanwhile, according to Engadget's sources, a customer survey sent to other TiVo subscribers suggests the company is considering iPad streaming functionality as well.

Among the topics in the survey was a question asking users how they might feel about being able to "stream live TV, DVR recordings and TV shows from a cable company's On Demand library to one's iPad." While there's no guarantee that a positive response from subscribers will actually see iPad streaming enabled, TiVo does already have an iPad app which supports previews on the Apple slate.

TiVo first talked about Hulu Plus functionality back in September 2010, though since then there's been no movement on the service.