TiVo & Verizon Launch TiVo Mobile (Schedule TiVo Recordings From Your Cell Phone)
Update: This feature has been out since March ‘07. I don’t know how I missed it but apparently I did :).
Remember back in March of 2006 when I blogged about a partnership between TiVo and Verizon wireless? Well, TiVo and Verizon have finally launched their new service called TiVo Mobile. According to TiVo’s website, TiVo Mobile offers the following features:
TiVo Mobile, a brand-new application from Verizon Wireless, lets you see
what’s on TV, and schedule TiVo recordings from almost anywhere.
Familiar TiVo menus on your Verizon Wireless phone* also let you:
- Browse your TV listings
- Get the TiVo “Daily Picks” and “Most Popular Shows,” rated by real TiVo subscribers
- Search programs by title, actor/director, keyword
- Browse by category
I don’t think I will be signing up for TiVo Mobile anytime soon mainly because I don’t see myself needing to schedule or browse TV listing from my cell phone. If the feature were free, I probably would use it but, since it’s not I don’t think I am not going to sign up. In any case, it thought I would report on this since I’ll bet there are some people out there who are excited about this new feature.
Let me know if you signup for TiVo Mobile. I tried to access it on my Verizon phone however, I couldn’t seem to find it….