The TiVo Virgin Media update begins to rollout across the UK to customers with new features added, with the automatic update beginning last night and continuing over the next week. There will be some clever new features added to the set top boxes for customers of the service.
According to Cnet users will now be able to search the BBC iPlayer, and also with the new TiVo iPad app type more easily and record programs. Once the update has landed on your TiVo box searching the BBC iPlayer will be easier as well as catch-up On Demand menus.
Users will be able to record an entire series with one click from the guide, discovery bar, and program information via the Express Series Link. Recordings will now start one minute before a program is set to begin, and won’t stop until four minutes after the program is finished.
There are new parental controls that cleverly lock programs after the watershed; this will stop children from entering the PIN and watching content that isn’t suitable. Using the remote to type has got easier thanks to multi-tap text entry, which will let users to search TiVo by typing the same way as on a mobile phone.
Now there will be more red button interactive services from the likes of the BBC, ITV, and Sky Sports among others. There have been improvements to the YouTube and Music On Demand apps, with YouTube now available in HD.
Updates will take place at 2 a.m. each day this week between now and November 24th, but you won’t know when it is to happen you will just need to leave the box on standby overnight. It can take up to an hour to download and it’s best not to use the box while it’s updating.
Has your TiVo box updated yet?