TiVo has announced the addition of hundreds of new, free Web videos available directly to TiVo Series3, TiVo HD and TiVo HD XL subscribers. In addition to these new channels, any video podcast provider can now publish video content to TiVo DVRs using industry-standard Really Simple Syndication (RSS) and H.264 video.
New podcast channels being added to TiVo’s current suite of free Web videos include outlets such as CBS, FOX and Oprah. Users can also stream content not listed by TiVo by entering the URL for a video podcast they want within the "Video On Demand" menu on their TiVo DVR.
"What makes this announcement unique is that everyone has the ability to publish their content to the TiVo DVR for users to watch on the best screen in the home, using open industry standards such as RSS and H.264 video," said Evan Young, senior director of broadband services for TiVo.
All TiVo podcast channels and episodes are indexed in TiVo Search.