Tacking on a feature that’s tailored for consumers who like to binge on TV series, TiVo has introduced OnePass, a system for its DVRs and mobile apps that tracks every episode of shows users want to catch up on and displays them in their “My Shows” folders.
OnePass is cross-platform, as it sources TV series from live or recorded TV, video-on-demand and various streaming apps that are supported by the TiVo platform, including Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and Hulu Plus. OnePass also provides an option that lets users include all content that is recorded or offered via streaming, or select only from DVR recordings or only from streaming video sources (an option that lets users save DVR recording space).
TiVo said OnePass will be available to TiVo Roamio and TiVo Mini devices in February. OnePass will be added to the TiVo app for iOS devices in February, and on Android devices in March. A TiVo official said the company will support OnePass to its platform optimized for MVPD partners starting in March. TiVo ended its fiscal third quarter with 928,000 TiVo-owned subscribers, and 4.2 million subs through MVPD partnerships.
“As we continue to see exponential growth in binge watching and the nearly ubiquitous presence of OTT video subscription services alongside traditional cable, TiVo continues to fulfill our mission to deliver the best entertainment experience for viewers," said Jim Denney, TiVo’s VP of product marketing, in a statement. "With OnePass, we can shorten the time to get users to the content to which they subscribe much easier than needing to search individual services.”
TiVo also announced that it will offer iHeartRadio, a streaming music and digital radio service, on TiVo Roamio, TiVo Mini and TiVo Premiere devices in the “next few weeks” as part of a rolling update. iHeartRadio’s library includes more than 20 million songs, 800,000 artists and 2,000 live radio stations, according to the company.
Here at CES, TiVo said it will demo a range of new products and prototypes, including OnePass, the recently launched TiVo Roamio OTA and TiVo Mega, its nDVR solution, 4K, and a “more portable TiVo experience” for the Google Chromecast and Roku devices.
TiVo will also show off a new Android app set to launch in March, and a new premium sideloading feature for iOS users that will be available in the “coming months. Its Digitalsmiths subsidiary, meanwhile, will demo Seamless Insight, a new reporting and analytics platform for video service providers.
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