September 13, 2014

TiVo update announced by Virgin Media

Today, Virgin Media has unveiled a significant update to the UKs largest connected TV platform, with a new look on its way for our 2.3 million plus Virgin Media TiVo customers.

 

The visual style reflects our new brand identity but also introduces HTML 5, with a higher definition interface that paves the way for better access for app developers. For example, we’re working with Opera to bring its app store to TiVo – more details will follow once the rollout is complete.

 

And here's a sneak peek: 

 

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The update also includes the introduction of our new ‘What to Watch Now’ feature, which presents you with a list of shows you may enjoy that have recently started or are about to start, categorised into kids shows, movies, sports content and programmes that are popular on TV.

 

As we approach TiVo’s fourth birthday, it remains the most advanced service around, uniquely integrating the best of the web with entertainment such as Netflix and YouTube. TiVo’s single search and intelligent recommendation engine enables viewers to rapidly find what they want to watch and discover new shows, all within a Virgin Media environment with no need to swap remotes, leads or TV inputs. It learns what customers watch, and love, to promote more relevant content.

 

We'll be rolling out the new TiVo software update across few regions from next week. The full roll out for rest of our TiVo customers will start from October and will be complete by end of the year.

10 comments:

Franz Widdowson said...

Wow I really like the new ui, looks cleaner and appears to be faster too, has a nice feel to it. Compared the old ui this is step in the right direction, we shall see what apps surface in the future :0)

Tom Chiverton said...

As far as I can tell, they've changed some colors. Woopy doo.

Franz Widdowson said...

Na look closely dude...loads of change....

David Nash said...

It's not clear whether this fixes the iPlayer problem. Any news?

Claire Iredale said...

Where have our programmes gone. Since update loads of recorded programs have gone not good.

Franz Widdowson said...

Have you check in the recently deleted,if they are there?,just a thought...

RICHARD Mayman said...

Can't wait for the update in the Preston area. It's not arrived yet. Also is there any chance in the future you could report on virgin mobile uk developments and if and when you think 4G will be arriving. Great blog by the way!

Francis Pilkington said...

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Francis Pilkington said...

Looks miles better then it been all in Red!

Si5 said...

http://www.operasoftware.com/products/tv-store

For an idea of what the Opera App Store will bring.