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TiVo Launches New Amazon Instant Video App!

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 09:00
Including Access to Amazon Prime Instant Video TiVo is now bringing the new Amazon Instant Video app to TiVo Roamio and TiVo Mini devices offering access to the entire Amazon Prime Instant Video library including Amazon Original Series Alpha House and Transparent as well as kid’s original series Tumble Leaf, Creative Galaxy and Annedroids, at no additional cost to TiVo subscribers who are Amazon Prime members. The Amazon Instant Video app for TiVo features an HD interface. In addition to Amazon Original Series, Amazon Prime members can enjoy unlimited streaming Continue Reading

Game of Ratings

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:47
The following blog contains over seven Game of Thrones quotes. Can you spot them all? The headlines continue to permeate the media landscape on virtually a daily basis: Nielsen Seven Month Glitch… NBC Wants a Do-over… Nielsen Says Rentrak Doesn’t Let Facts Get in the Way… Rentrak Fires Back… Hodor! Hodor! As we all know, words are wind, but sometimes that wind can be very biting. “…We’re still doing TV ratings on something more analogous to political polling,” says Time Magazine columnist James Poniewozik in a recent Public Radio International Continue Reading

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 11:40
The midterm elections have come and gone. Like with any other contest, there were winners and there were losers. If you’re like me, and you voted, it doesn’t matter whom you voted for because you’re still a winner. With only 36.3 percent of eligible voters actually voting (according to early estimates by the United States Elections Project), you get to enjoy one of the best feelings in the world…superiority. Don’t worry, it’s not the bad kind that makes you want to take over the world. It’s the good kind—the kind Continue Reading

Top Moments: The 2014 World Series®!

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:24
Last night San Francisco brought it home, and oh, it’s all because of Taylor Swift! In 2010 the Giants won their first World Series title since relocating to the Bay Area, and Taylor Swift dropped an album. Ever since, every Taylor Swift album release gracefully accompanied a Giants World Series title. Coincidence? No way! The World Series left fans of both teams on the edge of their seats, with the game running until the 9th inning of game 7. Although game 7 could have been anyone’s, the Giants took the Continue Reading

VUDU Launches on TiVo!

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 06:00
Subscription-Free Video-on-Demand Service Provides TiVo Users with Added Flexibility to Watch Content on Their Terms Ready for more content? Today, TiVo brings you even more access to watch, rent and buy HD movies and TV Shows with the launch of VUDU, Walmart’s subscription-free, video-on-demand movie service. The VUDU application enables users to rent or purchase new-release movies and TV shows, as well as access a fully customized UltraViolet cloud library. VUDU’s recently expanded catalog features newly added TV shows from CBS, Comedy Central, HBO, MTV, National Geographic, Nickelodeon and SHOWTIME, as Continue Reading

Fall 2014 Broadcast Commitment Chart

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 15:28
Fall leaves, NFL clashes, flu shots, World Series thrills, the Great Pumpkin, clocks Fall Back, sweater weather, school crossing guards, and the deluge of new broadcast television series (twenty-four in all this year.) Must be the fall season! As the new broadcast offerings vie for viewing and promotional time on their various networks, TiVo examined which new series seem to be resonating with our subscribers. Below is a list of the top ten new fall broadcast series, based on the percentage of a representative sampling of TiVo subscribers who have Continue Reading

On the Couch: Frozen fatigue, baseball withdrawals and Halloween horror-fests!

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 16:41
Having a television dilemma? Need help with a pop culture problem? We tackle your pressing pop culture problems in our new series, “On the Couch with TiVo”. Write to us at onthecouch@tivo.com or tweet @TiVo using #onthecouch with your questions, and you may be featured in next week’s post!* Our kids love “Frozen”, but if I have to hear “Let it Go” one more time, I might just scream. Any tips on other movies they might go equally ga-ga for? – Sharon C., Tallahassee, FL  It’s easy to see why parents might be looking Continue Reading

Smartphones: Android vs. iPhone!

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:58
By: Akiko Iwamizu TiVo collected data from an online survey that TiVo conducted in June 2014 among 2,025 individuals in the U.S. between the ages of 13 and 74. The sample of respondents was balanced in age, gender, and income to roughly mirror the demographic spread of the 2013 census figures published by the US Government. Through this survey, TiVo was able to learn about and analyze each individual’s adoption and usage of mobile technology. What TiVo found was that 80% of US residents have a smartphone, and that both Apple® Continue Reading

TiVo Research Reveals Dramatic Increase in Multitasking During TV Viewing

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 09:00
Today TiVo revealed results from its Second Annual TiVo Multitasking and Social TV Survey. The results indicate a dramatic increase in multitasking during TV viewing: over half of the 856 survey respondents reported multitasking every time or almost every time they watch TV (51 percent); compared to just over one third (36 percent) in last year’s survey. Though TV multitasking may be on the increase, viewers also report an increase in TV viewing as the primary focus: 47 percent of respondents’ total TV time is spent with their primary attention Continue Reading

HSN Shop by Remote App

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:39
Go On a Shopping Spree…From Your Couch, Remote In Hand Some may argue that the two greatest leisurely activities on earth are watching TV and shopping. Well now TiVo is letting you do both!  With the New HSN Shop application, viewers can shop with the click of a button, while tuning in to one of their favorite shows. Commercial break? Don’t skip ahead, launch the app and take a few minutes to shop! The HSN App allows users to purchase recently-aired products while streaming the HSN Channel on TV.  After Continue Reading

Cheaters: “My Schedule Made Me Do It”

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 12:00
TiVo’s Second Annual Cheaters Survey Finds Viewers Show-Cheating in Their Own Home and Men are the Worst Offenders So Orange is the New Black Season 2 just released on Netflix, and you swore to your best friend that you would only watch an episode a day together. Let’s be real; what’s stopping you from binge-watching IT ALL under the covers with a giant bag of Cheetos® Puffs on a Friday night? Nothing; we’ve all been there. We’ve started a television series with a close friend, or significant other, and sworn Continue Reading

Director’s Chair: David Fincher

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 12:49
I usually make a point not to see the movie adaptation of a book I’ve already read (doing so usually just leads to disappointment, and after watching the series finale of Dexter I’ve had enough of that in my life). However, I am so excited to see David Fincher’s movie adaptation of Gone Girl that it will be the first film I see in a theater since March. It takes more than a pretty face and a catchy soundtrack to entice this moviegoer, and I have a feeling that Gone Continue Reading

To the One Billion Android™ Users: Stream Your Favorite Shows with TiVo®!

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:00
Calling all Android users – the wait is finally over! The Android streaming app is now available. With this update, users can stream most recorded and live shows directly to their Android mobile device to enjoy in or out of the home.* An all-in-one solution, the TiVo Android app enables users to discover and interact with recorded and live television from over-the-air antenna broadcasts or cable TV, as well as Netflix, Hulu Plus and Amazon Instant Video.** Video on Demand is also available in certain markets. Now, TiVo’s Android and Continue Reading

On the Couch with TiVo: Could I be any more bummed about Matthew Perry’s show getting cancelled?

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 18:57
Having a television dilemma? Need help with a pop culture problem? Each week, we tackle your pressing pop culture problems in our new series, “On the Couch with TiVo”. Write to us at onthecouch@tivo.com or tweet @TiVo using #onthecouch with your questions, and you may be featured in next week’s post!* @SethBate asks: “It’s MLB® playoff season. How much additional recording time do you recommend for games?” With just a few days left in the regular season, you’re right that it’s time to get set up for October baseball! As with all live sports, there’s Continue Reading

TV Series Studied in School

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 00:55
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver recently covered the topic of student debt, which has become a huge burden for many in the United States. According to a January article in the Huffington Post, “The population [of U.S. citizens] with student loans is actually greater than the entire population of Canada, Poland, North Korea, Australia and more than 200 other countries.” (I want to start chanting “we’re number one,” but maybe this isn’t the time or the place.) Colleges are expensive, sure, but think of what you’re getting in return: Continue Reading

Girls, Premiere’s and Finale’s on TV this Week!

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:20
        MONDAY – The Real Housewives of New Jersey – BRAVO 9PM PT Social Media rules! Tune in tonight to check out the social media packed episode. Catch up with the ladies and let the drama unfold!       TUESDAY – New Girl – USA 9PM PT In the Season 4 premiere, Jess attends a wedding and makes a promise that everyone must hook up with someone before the night is over. But as the evening continues, Jess competes with another woman for the best man’s Continue Reading

TiVo Launches Multi-Room Pricing

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 08:00
          $149.99 TiVo® Mini Pricing Now Includes Service  Get the Ultimate TiVo Experience in Up to 12 Rooms for a $14.99 per Month Service Fee on a One-Year Plan with a TiVo DVR TiVo Inc. today announced new multi-room pricing offering the TiVo Mini, including service, at $149.99 and the ability to get the TiVo experience in up to 12 rooms for a combined service fee of $14.99 a month, on a one-year plan, via a TiVo DVR and multiple TiVo Mini’s– a major cost savings for Continue Reading

Spotify HTML 5 App

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 08:00
Music just got sleeker. The new HTML5 App for Spotify brings you an innovative and visually alluring design, while maintaining the ease of listening for your everyday music junkie. Whether accessed through Spotify directly, or Facebook, your personal playlist, radio channels and friends’ playlist’s, are all a click of a button away. So sit back relax, and enjoy some tunes. Don’t have a Spotify account? Leave your email in the comments section below and we will randomly give away 5 FREE subscriptions! This release replaces the existing HME Spotify App Continue Reading

Season Pass Update

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 08:00
Have you ever been crazily excited for a show, wanted to create a season pass, but the show still doesn’t air for months? We’ve all been counting down the days until GOT returns, and now you can get your TiVo’s mentally prepared for its return, right there along with you! When a new TV show preview catches your eye, you can set a season pass right away, months before it airs.     The Season Pass outside PGD feature allows users to create Season Passes for new TV shows and Continue Reading

The Leftovers

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 12:41
Sundays are the perfect time to do those things that you’ve been meaning to do. A productive person uses this free time to do chores, such as laundry or gardening. I, on the other hand, decided that last Sunday was a good time to binge-watch HBO’s The Leftovers. The general premise of the series is that two percent of the world’s population disappeared three years ago. So when we’re introduced to all the characters, they’re still coping with the disappearances of their loved ones and trying to figure out what Continue Reading