TiVo Desktop Plus PC software updated



TiVo has announced that TiVo subscribers will be able to enjoy video content from the Internet directly on their TVs, courtesy of an updated version of the TiVo Desktop Plus PC software. Guess one of the home theater PC’s functions has now been transported over to a standard TV, and I would recommend having a large screen TV to enjoy this feature best. The TiVo application uses the popular Season Pass functionality on the TiVo service, helping customers search, discover and enjoy a slew of entertainment options without regard to the source.

TiVo users can now subscribe to and watch a broad range of video content available through Real Simple Syndication (“RSS”) feeds, so some of the choice picks include nightly podcasts and newscasts, ranging from The Sesame Street Podcast to Daily Headlines from MTV News and College Humor from CHTV. Should you be a social outcast just because your idea of a hobby differs vastly from the rest of the world, this application is also able to provide consumers access to niche interest and hobbyist videos which are more detailed compared to the coverage offered by cable and satellite channels.

YouTube fans can also rejoice, since this announcement means TiVo subscribers will be able to access YouTube videos directly on the TV via a TiVo DVR, and with the roll out of the TiVo-YouTube service, TiVo users will have the ability to search, browse and watch these videos directly on their TVs. According to Tara Maitra, Vice President and General Manager of Content Services at TiVo, “TiVo users will have the best video from the Web easily available on their television sets from user generated as well as brand named sites.” You will first need TiVo Desktop Plus 2.6 first before taking advantage of this new service. If you’re wondering just how much TiVo Desktop Plus 2.6 costs, it will set you back by a one-time fee of $24.95.

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