New TiVo Box Offers Access To Online Content
TiVo said today it will begin offering two new set-top boxes starting in April.
TiVo Premiere will sell for $300 and will have the ability to hold up to 45 hours of HD content or up to 400 hours of standard definition content. TiVo Premiere XL will retail for $500 and hold up to 150 of HD content or 1,350 hours of standard definition.
Premiere’s search functionality offers user the ability to find content on cable, YouTube, Netflix, Amazon Video On Demand, and Blockbuster On Demand.
Content is organized by category or topic with a full-screen menu that includes a display of movie posters and TV show logos. Users can also browse by specific movie collections or TV shows such as those that won an Oscar or an Emmy.
Premiere is built on Adobe Flash software and includes an on-screen disk space meter that shows how much rooms is left to record, a built in 30 second scan, along with a new video window which allows users to watch content while navigating the TiVo menus.
"TiVo Premiere is your new cable box, it’s your movie box, it’s your web box, and music box; it’s the one box that can give you access to almost anything you want, whenever you want it," said TiVo’s President and CEO Tom Rogers.
"We’ve taken millions of pieces of content and organized it for you in a way that makes so much sense you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it."