TiVo Now Has Remote Record With Yahoo!

TiVo and Yahoo deal in the works? | PVRblog Well remote record is a great feature from MSN that allows you to remotely (via the web) schedule recordings for your Media Center PC. It looks like Yahoo! and TiVo have partnered to offer a similar type of remote scheduling of your TiVo via Yahoo! This is a very strong feature to add.

Of course this service doesn’t work with either my Series One TiVo or my DirectTV TiVo (only a Series Two TiVo). But this shouldn’t be surprising.

A smart partnership between the two companies.

Update: Gartenberg says that this is no big deal.

I think you have to look at this thing in it’s infancy though and see if there is not something else that it might represent. Yahoo! recently has been more and more vocal about getting into the production and content business. Partnering with TV (with this remote record thing as the first step) could potentially represent a path for Yahoo! to the living room.

The standalone HDTV dual tuner TiVo, supposedly due out mid next year, could be a blockbuster of a machine. It might be nice to get Yahoo! content that will be developed over the course of the next year over this box.

Yahoo! should buy TiVo. TiVo has a poison pill in effect right now which would make it tough for anyone to buy them without paying up and their Board most likely feels that their stock is worth a heck of a lot more than it trades at today, but by allowing themselves to be bought by Yahoo! they would gain needed momentum, money and traction to really do this internet TV thing right.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    *Sigh* and as usual the direct TV customer gets screwed with their pants on feature wise, never mind that we pour a huge amount of revenue into their war coffers both via direct hardware purchases and packages. I can’t wait to fire them and get decent integrated HD via MCE from, well anybody else. Feckless cheap ass thugs.