Tivo’s HME SDK

    January 31, 2005

Tivo has released a Software Development Kit (SDK) for their broad-band connected Tivo units …

HME is the code name for TiVo’s powerful new open platform for applications that are displayed and controlled by broadband-connected TiVo Series2 DVRs. HME applications are written using the Java programming language and can run on home PC’s or remote servers hosted by TiVo.

At this time, HME applications can not control any of the TiVo DVR’s scheduling, recording, or video playback capabilities. Developers use the HME software developer kit (SDK) to create these applications. The SDK is released under the Common Public License (CPL).

This means that Yahoo (or anyone) could start releasing applications for the Tivo.

Wow, a bold and wise move.

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