Thursday, April 05, 2007

TiVo Plays a Trump Card: Web Smarts - New York Times

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Clearly, TiVo had to do something to differentiate itself. Its master plan: to tap the Internet for material and features.

Here’s a look at some of the new features that have been automatically beamed into existing Series 2 and 3 TiVo boxes in the last year. Most require the TiVo to be connected to a broadband Internet connection, wirelessly or not.

Summary list:

  • Broadcast home movies
  • Cellphone programming
  • TiVoCast -- record from Web
  • Amazon movies
  • Weather and traffic
  • Movie listings
  • Internet radio
  • Podcasts
  • Guru guide
  • Music and photos

My Comcast DVR box suddenly seems pretty stale...  Check out Founders at Work for an interview with TiVo's founder sometime -- fascinating company history.

Source: TiVo Plays a Trump Card: Web Smarts - New York Times

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