TiVo Brings Spotify to TiVo Premiere Boxes
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/18/12 -- TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ:
TIVO), the creator of and a leader in advanced television services
including digital video recorders (DVRs), today announced the
availability of leading music streaming service Spotify for its TiVo
Premiere boxes in the US. The introduction of Spotify to the host of
applications offered through TiVo is the latest example of the
company's efforts to deliver a complete, customizable entertainment
experience, from television to movies to music, in one box.
"TiVo is continuing to revolutionize the way people consume
entertainment content, and not just television programming," said
Tara Maitra, SVP and general manager of content & media sales at TiVo
Inc. "By providing access to Spotify on TiVo, customers are able to
experience their music and playlists through the best sound system in
their house, as opposed to just their phone or PC, and through the
convenience of one remote."
On TiVo, consumers can sign-in with an existing Spotify Premium
account ($9.99/month) to seamlessly and immediately enjoy their
current playlists through their television. Once the Spotify app is
launched on TiVo, users simply enter their username and password to
begin enjoying music. It will allow TiVo owners to stream music
through their home theater system, as well as browse playlists,
albums and artists, and search for related artists using the TiVo
"Integrating Spotify with the TiVo interface brings a more seamless
user experience to Spotify fans, and introduces TiVo fans to a new
way to listen to millions of songs for free," said Pascal de Mul,
Global Head of Hardware partnerships, Spotify. "Through this, users
will be able to stream their playlists through their TiVo and home
theater sound system and share their music with friends."
Spotify joins TiVo's current musical lineup of Pandora, Rhapsody,
Live365, Music Choice and songs connected from a PC or Mac music
library*. The Spotify app is expected to begin rolling out to
customers in the next 24 hours and TiVo customers will find it in the
Music & Photos menu.
To learn more about Spotify on TiVo or to sign up for a free, 30-day
trial of Spotify Premium, visit www.spotify.com/tivo
* To stream songs connected from a PC or Mac, you will need TiVo
Desktop software for PC or TiVo Desktop software for Mac. TiVo
Desktop software is not required to use Spotify, Pandora, Rhapsody,
Live365 or Music Choice.