TiVo has been around for a long time now and was the brand that introduced many of the people out there that can’t live without their DVR today to the tech. TiVo has announced that it has enhanced its app for the iPad tablet to benefit cable operator partners. The app allows iPad users to explore, search, and browse the entertainment options that are available on their cable provider without having to interrupt what is being watched on TV.
If the user finds a program that they want to view, the newly updated app allows them to flick the program from the iPad to the TV screen. That sounds really cool. The app detects and integrates the operators brand, programming, and VOD catalog when it is connected to a TiVo box provided by the operator. I wish my satellite DVR was a TiVo box, this would be great for checking shows that are coming on later without making up most of the screen while my family is watching something else.
“Operators are constantly looking for new ways to connect with their subscribers,” said David Sandford, TiVo’s Vice President and General Manager of TiVo’s service provider business. “The enhancements we have made to our iPad App help cable operators bring TiVo’s innovative user interface directly into the hands of their subscribers, thereby offering consumers the ultimate remote control and viewing on demand experience. We have only just begun to refine our offering to the operator community and look forward to bringing additional elements to the TiVo iPad App.”