TiVo Puts Video Podcasts On Your TV

Aug 11th, 2009 | By | Category: Podcast Distribution, Podcasting Hardware

TiVo has announced the addition of hundreds of new free Web videos available directly to TiVo Series3, TiVo HD and TiVo HD XL subscribers. In addition to these new channels, any video podcast provider can now publish video content to TiVo DVRs using industry-standard Really Simple Syndication (RSS) and H.264 video.

Hundreds of new podcast channels are being added to TiVo’s current suite of free Web videos, from mainstream outlets such as CBS, FOX, Oprah, G4 and more. TiVo users can watch any video instantly, or set a Season Pass recording and have new videos downloaded automatically to their TiVo Now Playing List as they are published. Users also have the ability to stream content not listed by TiVo by simply entering the URL for a video podcast they want within the “Video On Demand” menu on their TiVo DVR.

“What makes this announcement unique is that everyone has the ability to publish their content to the TiVo DVR for users to watch on the best screen in the home, using open industry standards such as RSS and H.264 video,” said TiVo’s Evan Young. “With a robust library of Web videos already available through the TiVo DVR, and the ability to enter the URL for other podcasts you want, this announcement puts the control in the hands of the user to search for and retrieve exactly what they want to watch and from the comfort of the couch.”

All TiVo podcast channels and episodes are also indexed in TiVo Search.

If you’re a video podcaster, add your podcast to TiVo’s directory here.

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3 Responses to “TiVo Puts Video Podcasts On Your TV”

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  2. [...] So, as Web 2.0 democratizes the media and allows anyone to become a broadcaster, does this inevitably spell the end of traditional media as we know it? Laporte seems to think so, however, he also believes podcasting may not be the end solution. Laporte knocks podcasting in the latter end of speech, stating that “podcasting is dying” and that “it is too hard.” Yet, all signs indicate podcasting is not dying, in fact it shows no stop in growth. According to a study by eMarketer, podcasting is up 11% from last year in the US, and users will more than triple by 2013. The fact that podcasting is a difficult tool to use is also becoming something of the past. For example, using Dailysplice’s $99/year Multicaster tool, TWiT’s network could be set-up in less than five minutes, without TWiT having to manage any part of the web hosting or infrastructure of the podcast. In addition, rising podcast demand is creating more and more services that use RSS and make subscription easy. For example, TiVo has developed a new feature that will all you play podcasts. [...]

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