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RCN Spruces Up Its TiVo UI

RCN has rolled out an upgraded version of its TiVo-powered user interface, introducing a speedier version of the UI alongside other new features and capabilities, including in-home streaming to Android devices.

The refreshed UI, available to all RCN TiVo customers, includes a My Shows page and a Three Column My Shows element that lets users filter programs based on specific categories rather than requiring viewers to dive further into each folder to see what’s on.

With the Android enhancement, users can stream live and recorded content in the home to a wider range of smartphones and tablets. The new release also opens up access to new apps, including Spotify, Huffington Post, and TiVo’s recent integration of the HSN Shop-By-Remote service. 

RCN, whose primary service areas include Boston, Chicago, Lehigh Valley (Pa.), New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., said the new look and feel and features are available on its range of TiVo models, which include the TiVo Premiere Q, Premiere, Preview and TiVo Mini.

“The past year has been one of great change and improvement at RCN, as we have delivered a variety of new offerings to enhance the customer experience. Each of these offerings is a building block, and the new TiVo user interface represents the latest improvement for our customers,” said RCN COO Chris Fenger, in a statement.

TiVo flipped on Android streaming in September, complementing capabilities it offers on iOS devices. Atlantic Broadband, which is using the T6, an MSO-optimized version of the retail-focused Roamio Plus DVR, was among the first  TiVo MSO partners to take advantage of those enhanced features for Android.