TiVo today launched TiVo Premiere, which combines access to cable programming, movies, Web videos, and music, all in one box that is more powerful, compact, and energy efficient than previous generations.
Features of Premiere include:
Search functionality offers users the ability to find programs from many sources – whether it’s a digital premium channel from cable, an outtake from YouTube, or a movie from broadband sources such as Netflix, Amazon Video On Demand, or Blockbuster On Demand (for those who subscribe to these services).
Every show, from every source, is organized by category or topic. With a full-screen menu, it’s simple to stumble upon interesting things to watch or record. Plus, consumers have never before had the option to browse by specific movie collections on their TV. For example, browse thru Oscar Award winning movies.
Premiere will settle debates over "where have I seen that actor before?" far faster than a trip to the laptop. Just click on a show or an actor and consumers will be able to view entire entertainment resumes and cast lists.
Premiere was built for HD TV sets. By creating two-column and three-column layouts, the number of screens is reduced, helping consumers get to what they want more quickly.
Premiere is built on Adobe Flash software, a multi-core architecture that facilitates future development of third party provided applications.
Premiere includes an on-screen disk space meter that shows how much room is left to record, a built in 30-second scan, and a new video window that lets viewers watch their favorite show while navigating the TiVo menus.
Premiere has up to 45 hours of HD storage space or up to 400 hours of standard definition programming capacity.
A new relationship with Pandora means in the coming months, Premiere as well as TiVo Series3, HD DVR, and Series2 customers will be able to listen to their personalized Pandora radio stations on their TV.
A new relationship with FrameChannel brings users access to nearly 1,000 content widgets of personal and commercial content, ranging from Tweets, photos, and status updates to news, weather, sports scores and stock quotes.