People who enjoy watching television and often feel sad when they miss out their favorite television shows, now they don’t need to feel bad about it. TiVo is launching a web site that will allow the users to search their favorite programs and set their TiVo DVRs remotely. It’s launching a beta version of mobile site, m.tivo.com. Subscribers using an internet-enabled cellphone will be able to access this site.
Any user regardless of the network carrier will have access to programs. But only TiVo owners of Series2 or Series3/HD are permitted to set their home DVRs to record programs that they miss out when they are out. The site allows the visitor to search their favorite television shows by actors, title, directors, and is provided with a list of popular programs and also suggest for other shows.
The TiVo owners can already program their DVRs remotely via the company’s main website. Similarly Slingbox owners can also access any DVR remotely via the SinglePlayer Mobile software which is currently made available for Windows Mobile, Palm and Symbian smartphones. The new application joins in with a set of service features offered to TiVo fans including contents from Amazon video and videos from YouTube. The site also allows the users to remotely schedule through TiVo.com and TiVo desktop software. This allows users to transfer their shows to an Apple’s iPod or to Sony PSP.
“TiVo started out making television a more convenient, personal experience, and this is the next step to give television lovers total control over their media. Whether you are standing in line at the bank or talking about a new show with friends at dinner, you can now find and record shows whenever, wherever, a perfect tool for everyone, “says Jim Denney, vice president of product marketing at TiVo Inc.
TiVo is also known for its simple interface and for easy use of the website. It offers an exceptional experience to TiVo fans. Any one can browse and search television shows whether they have a TiVo DVR at home or not. TiVo Mobile, a free mobile phone web site will be available for access from today and will be available on a wide scale in next few weeks.