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March Mayhem 2015 – Top 10s

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 13:01
On Monday night, countless college basketball fans watched in either awe or horror as Duke put an end to the madness by defeating Wisconsin. Overall, this year’s men’s college basketball tournament was full of game-changing moments, a few upset victories and sheer dominance from top teams. The excitement of it all kept viewers glued to the screens of not only their televisions but also of their streaming mobile devices. TiVo Research comes in with the assist to share its insight into the top 10 moments of the last three games Continue Reading

What to Watch This Week: April 5th – April 11th

Sat, 04/04/2015 - 11:00
Looking for something new to record or stream? Here’s what we’re recommending you watch this week: Sunday, April 5th: Mad Men (AMC): There are only seven episodes left of Matthew Weiner’s stylish 1960s drama, and there are still so many unanswered questions: Whatever happened to Salvatore? Will Joan and Roger get married? And most importantly, are there any women left in New York for Don to disappoint? Wolf Hall (PBS): When your boss is King Henry VIII, you better hope your review goes well. In this historical drama, power broker Continue Reading

Is There a Doctor in the House?

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 13:44
There are few things more annoying than getting sick. That’s why this year I got my flu shot early, washed my hands like crazy, and mastered the art of the smile and nod when meeting new people. Just when I thought I was in the clear, I started to feel symptoms that something wasn’t right. After some internet sleuthing (and self-reflection), I realized I don’t have a cold or the flu…I have Bieber Fever. Bieber Fever has been around for years, but I thought I was immune. Plus, I’ve made Continue Reading

What to Watch This Week: March 29th – April 4th

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 11:00
Looking for something new to record or stream? Here’s what we’re recommending you watch this week: Sunday, March 29th:  The 2015 iHeartRadio Awards (NBC): Get ready for a night of pop songs and screaming teenagers but in the wake of the news that Zayn has exited One Direction, this is bound to be a more somber event than usual. Blood, Sweat and Heels (Bravo): Do you want crazy drama, hair pulling and bleeping? Because this is how you get crazy drama, hair pulling and bleeping. Monday, March 30th: The Comedy Central Roast of Continue Reading

TiVo Mobile App 3.0 for Android™ Goes Live

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 13:25
We’ve launched version 3.0 of our TiVo Mobile App for Android mobile devices! Android users will enjoy improved navigation for the easy-to-use experience you expect. You also will have access to all the features that the award-winning TiVo iOS app provides, plus a few more specifically designed for Android devices. With this app, we bring all your recorded content to you so that you can take it wherever you want.* Here are six ways we make that happen: OnePass™ Creation and Management: Android users now have access to all OnePass Continue Reading

What to Watch This Week – March 22nd – March 29th

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 11:00
Looking for something new to record or stream? Here’s what we’re recommending you watch this week: Sunday, March 22nd: The Last Man on Earth (FOX): There’s still time to get into this quirky comedy that’s asking questions about marriage, fidelity and toilet pools in an apocalyptic world. Neighbors With Benefits (A&E): A reality show about married couples who are “in the lifestyle”; but, if you’re looking for better production values and a better soundtrack on the same topic, check out 2008’s “Swingtown” instead. Monday, March 23rd: Teen Mom (MTV): Entering its 11th season, this MTV show Continue Reading

TiVo at SXSW – by TiVo Chief Design Officer Margret Schmidt

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 17:19
I spent my “Pi Day of the Century” in Austin, Texas at the South by Southwest® Interactive Festival.*  It was my first time speaking at SXSW — and my first time attending!  My talk was “Consumer Data: the Good, the Bad, the Not-So-Ugly.” The discussion started with defining what it means to be a designer. As a designer, we are advocates for the consumer and empathize deeply with them. It is our job to delicately balance the needs of the consumer, the needs of the business, and technical constraints, with Continue Reading

What to Watch This Week: March 15th – March 21st

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 12:50
Looking for something new to record or stream? Here’s what we’re recommending you watch this week: Sunday, March 15th:  NCAA Basketball Championship Selection Show (CBS): An hour of cameras pointed at basketball teams all waiting with baited breath to find out if they get the chance to win a trip to one of America’s premiere vacation destinations, Indianapolis. The Royals (E!): It may be terrible or it may be amazing. Either way, it’s the biggest dose of Elizabeth Hurley we’ve gotten since she played a robot that seduced Mike Myers in 1997. Monday, March Continue Reading

High School Heartbreak

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 16:48
When Emily Brontë wrote Wuthering Heights, she probably wasn’t anticipating that it would be adapted into a teen movie. It would be great to get her thoughts on the project, but since she died in 1848, and Ghost Whisperer only exists in reruns, we’ll just have to assume she’s pleased as punch that her only novel has been adapted for Lifetime’s Wuthering High School. I love teen dramas, but as a certified teen drama connoisseur, I simply won’t be able to give this film two thumbs up unless the following Continue Reading

What to Watch This Week: March 8th – March 14th

Sat, 03/07/2015 - 11:00
Looking for something new to record or stream? Here’s what we’re recommending you watch this week: Sunday, March 8th:  Who Do You Think You Are? (TLC): The 6th season of this family tree exploration launches with a look into the genealogy of our favorite “Big Brother”-hosting cyborg, the Chen-bot herself. We can’t wait to find out which factory you came from, Julie! Night of Too Many Stars (Comedy Central): All your favorite funny people come together for a good cause. Watch as Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and all their friend unite to help fight Continue Reading

Better Call Jimmy! No Really, You Can.

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 11:38
One of the greatest things about TiVo is it’s ability to pause a show to give you a glimpse of something you might have otherwise missed. It didn’t take long for show creators to start adding in Easter Eggs that only viewers with this magical ability would be able to find; but in the last few years, some have taken it a bit further. For years, whenever a character in a movie or TV show mentioned a phone number, they used the semi-fictional “555” telephone exchange (with a few, notable exceptions). But Continue Reading

What to Watch This Week: March 1st – March 7th

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 08:00
Looking for something new to record or stream? Here’s what we’re recommending you watch this week: Sunday, March 1st: Once Upon a Time (ABC): Spoiler Alert: Literally everyone is related to everyone else in some way or another. It’s what keeps the show going. Well, that and the deep Disney bench. Last Man on Earth (FOX): As long as one of these men is MacGruber, we’re sold. Actually, from what we hear, this is one to watch! Secrets and Lies (ABC): Oh how the Ryan Phillippe has fallen. Monday, March 2nd: The Following (FOX): Kevin Bacon’s Continue Reading

7 Rules for Surviving “House of Cards” Season 3

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 08:00
This Friday, Netflix releases the third season of the hugely popular (and often binged) show “House of Cards.” Since it will be tempting to attempt to watch the entire season in this first weekend, we thought it would be best to provide some tips to give you the best chance of not being spoiled by someone in your office on Monday morning: 1. Make sure you have plenty of supplies to last the weekend. Suggestions include at least one bottle of Southern Comfort and this recipe for bona fide southern Continue Reading

The Things We Do for Love (and Money)

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:52
If you’ve ever traveled internationally with your spouse, then you know that the Beatles got it wrong when they sang “all you need is love.” Love is nice, but a translator is better. International travel is stressful. Navigating new metro systems and adapting to foreign customs can be a lot to deal with for any couple, which is why I’ve always thought it was a mistake for couples to compete together on The Amazing Race. It’s hard enough deciding who gets to control the remote, or whose family to visit Continue Reading

What to Watch This Week: Sunday, February 22nd – Saturday, February 28th

Sat, 02/21/2015 - 08:00
Looking for something new to record or stream? Here’s what we’re recommending you watch this week: Sunday, February 22nd: Countdown to the Oscars (E!): Coverage of the biggest awards show of the year literally begins 7 hours before the event begins meaning E!’s providing the same level of pre-show coverage of the Oscars as CBS did for Super Bowl XLIX. The Oscars (ABC): Expect lots of song and dance from host Neil Patrick Harris…and for the show to go long. Make sure to pad those recordings with extra time and grab your free TiVo Continue Reading

TiVo’s Top Moments for the SNL 40th Anniversary Special

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 11:52
It was a star-studded night filled with classic clips, quips, pokes, jokes, surprises, reprises and some good ol’ fashioned bad taste thrown in for good measure. Poor Jon Lovitz is still alive! From Jim Carrey’s failed audition to Tina Fey’s doppelganger, here are TiVo’s Top Five Six Moments for the SNL 40th Anniversary Special: 8:15pm – Following the parade of past hosts, the opening clip montage was TiVo’s Top Moment. 8:37pm – Original auditions came in at #2, with the Top Moment within a Top Moment occurring during the Jim Continue Reading

What to Watch This Week: Sunday, February 15th – Saturday, February 21st

Sun, 02/15/2015 - 12:42
Looking for something new to record or stream? Here’s what we’re recommending you watch this week: Sunday, February , 15th: NBA All-Star Game (TNT): Next year for fun, the NBA should name just one team of All-Stars and have them play the Washington Generals. This year, all your favorite stars play at least 5 minutes so everyone gets a turn. Saturday Night Live 40th Special (NBC): 40 years of Saturday Night Live stars, hosts, musicians and people who swore they were done with the show (cough, Eddie, cough) gather together to celebrate the show. Continue Reading

Spend Valentine’s Day with Fey, Ray, Clay, Jay, Taye and more!

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 08:41
It’s no secret that lots of people around the country will spend a little time with Mr. Grey this Valentine’s weekend, but why stop there? Why not spend some time with Tina Fey? Or Michael Bay? Or Kid ‘N Play? This weekend, we’ve launched our “Fifty Shades Of…” collection with 12 more ways for you to spend your Valentine’s Day. Cook with “Fifty Shades Of Bobby Flay” or laugh along with “Fifty Shades of Andrew Dice Clay”. Snuggle up with “Fifty Shade of Taye” for all your favorites, starring Taye Continue Reading

Throw your own TiVo Movie Awards Party!

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 15:05
With the 87th Academy Awards® broadcast* just over a week away, it’s time to plan your party for the big night and TiVo is here to help! Download the TiVo Awards Show Party Pack for everything you need to jumpstart your party on February 22nd including: Drink Recipes: Get your party started right with drinks based on this year’s nominees. Warm up with a Grand Budapest Hot Toddy or serve a pitcher of Dawn of the Planet of the Grapes to get your guests in the mood for the big show. Continue Reading

TiVo’s Top Moments for the 2015 Grammy Awards

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 11:32
Performances dominated a very emotive Grammy Awards ceremony last night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. From President Obama encouraging musical artists to use their influence to speak out against rape and domestic violence, to Pharrell and Prince’s acknowledging the #BlackLivesMatter movement, the typically buoyant ceremony had some very serious undertones. But in the end, musical performance prevailed, as evidenced by TiVo’s Top Five Moments for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards:   8:49pm – Madonna’s performance of “Living for Love” ranks as TiVo’s Top Moment of the 2015 Continue Reading