TiVo lets the Genie out of the bottle

Hybrid Television Services, the exclusive licensee of TiVo products, has announced TiVo Genie, a new service that lets you set TV recordings from internet connected devices while out and about.

TiVo Genie is a web-based service that provides immediate access and command of recordings across a 7-day TV guide. The user’s request is then sent directly to the TiVo device in the user’s home. This can be done on any internet connected device such as a PC/Mac computer, iPhone, iPod Touch, Blackberry or mobile phone.

To access the free service, TiVo customers log into their TiVo account at www.mytivo.com.au to access the online scheduling, from their mobile handset at http://m.mytivo.com.au.

“The immediacy of TiVo Genie is what makes it so appealing – we have enough to remember in our busy lives before we head out the door. If we can remove one stress it is now the one of knowing you don’t have to remember to set a recording at home before heading to the airport,” said Hybrid TV CEO Robbee Minicola.

“The TiVo product just keeps getting better and more in tune with what people want in terms of content, control and convenience –always remaining simple and easy to use for the whole family.”

Minicola said the TiVo Genie combined with the new TiVo 320 and CASPA service demonstrates how the TiVo can no longer be compared to other DVRs and has truly earned its badge of a ‘media device’.

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