TiVo Inc. has extended its “TiVoToGo” feature to Apple Computer Inc. “iPod” and Sony Corp. “PlayStation Portable” devices.
The digital-video-recorder vendor said recorded TV programming can now easily be transferred to iPod or PSP devices.
TiVo said its TiVoToGo enhancement will include exclusive capabilities such as auto-sync, which will allow subscribers to choose if they want new recordings transferred to their portable devices via their PCs. Every morning, the devices can be loaded with new programs recorded the night before, the company added.
The vendor said it will begin testing the feature in the coming weeks with a select group of “TiVo Series2” subscribers who own “Video iPods” or PSPs, and it plans to make the feature available to its entire stand-alone TiVo Series2 subscriber base as early as the first quarter of next year.
“The increasing popularity of mobile devices for viewing video such as Apple's iPod and the PSP device demonstrate the enormous consumer demand for entertainment on the go," TiVo CEO Tom Rogers said in a prepared statement. “By enhancing our TiVoToGo feature, we're making it easy for consumers to enjoy the TV shows they want to watch right from their iPod or PSP -- whenever and wherever they want.”