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TiVo to update iPhone and iPad apps to include additional integration with FB
[September 27, 2011]

TiVo to update iPhone and iPad apps to include additional integration with FB

Sep 27, 2011 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) -- TiVo Inc, a provider of advanced television services, has announced in conjunction with f8, Facebook's developer conference, that it will update its iPhone and iPad apps to include additional integration with Facebook, or FB, to increase social TV functionality.

Facebook's newly announced Like and Watch integrations with the enhanced Facebook APIs which will allow people who use the TiVo service to connect with family, friends, and subscribers to offer an added layer of recommendations further enabling TiVo customers to enjoy TV from smart DVR, the company said.

TiVo users will be able to discover programs their Facebook friends endorse with the Like feature, or view what shows their friends are currently enjoying with the Watch feature and immediately schedule a recording or watch live based on those recommendations. And because the TiVo iPad and iPhone apps are linked to the TiVo DVR, TiVo users can feature the program they're watching to their friends and subscribers on Facebook.

"When we launched the TiVo apps for iPhone and iPad earlier this year, we did so with the goal of expanding the ways TiVo lovers can interact with people, the web, and the entertainment they're viewing while they watch TV. With this improved Facebook integration, TiVo users can discover things to watch from the new social guide, and can feature their entertainment experiences and choices with their friends," said Jim Denney, vice president and General Manager of product marketing for TiVo Inc.

"Through full integration with the set-top box, TiVo is defining the future of Social TV by offering a new way for people to connect and interact on the second screen in a way that is fully integrated with their actual TV watching experience." The TiVo App lets people peruse TiVo's hallmark search, browse and recommendation functions. The improved integrations will launch on the TiVo app later in 2011.

The TiVo App for iPhone supports all high definition TiVo DVRs, including TiVo Premiere, Premiere XL, Series3, HD and HD XL. Series2 and non-TiVo users can still sample the TiVo experience through the apps Guest Mode. Users can browse, search and scroll through program and channel guides and experience the TiVo interface. Republication or redistribution, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without prior written consent. Datamonitor shall not be liable for errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon

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