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TiVo intros new Desktop with iTunes podcasts

updated 09:35 am EDT, Tue March 18, 2008

TiVo Desktop 2.6

TiVo this morning pushed out an update to TiVo Desktop that helps turn its DVRs into networked media hubs. The new version stresses the ability to pull podcasts and can either recognize them directly from iTunes on a networked PC or else pulls them directly through RSS subscriptions; on Series 3 units, this also includes 720p HD podcasts. Customers can also use the Season Pass feature normally used for recorded TV shows to monitor web video sources and add new videos from folders on a local PC without adding them to the list by hand.

The software currently requires a Windows PC and can still convert recorded TV shows to formats playable by iPods and the PSP. A Mac version of Desktop that matches the features is still in development in tandem with Roxio, TiVo says. The DVRs themselves are also still set to receive YouTube support later this year. TiVo Desktop is priced at $25 for new users but is a free upgrade to anyone running a previous version.

By Electronista Staff
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  1. mgpalma

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    Append Windows

    Append Windows to the headline so Mac users don't need to waste there time clicking on the link.

  1. danviento

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    From that headline I thought that TiVo was letting you to send your saved shows over to your iPod as Podcasts. Guess this wasn't the amazing story I thought it was.

  1. ender

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    vs AppleTV

    If they keep this up they just may give Apple TV a run for the money. Except for DRM'd music and video files from iTS, a TiVo can do most of what Apple TV can do AND it's a DVR!

    Let's see who's fist to add a blu-ray drive. :-)

  1. brainiac_7

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    Joined: Jun 2005


    still waiting

    I given up trying to get the current TiVo Mac offering to work; TiVo BBS, the works. Nice 4 Windows users, tho. Awesome.

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