CES 2015: Eyeing binge-viewing, TiVo debuts OnePass content discovery
DetailsMichelle Clancy | 06 January 2015
TiVo has introduced the TiVo OnePass content discovery solution for binge-watching, and has unveiled a partnership with iHeartRadio.
OnePass will be available via TV or via TiVo mobile apps by March and can be used to track down every episode of a show that a viewer wants to catch up on. It displays all of the episodes in the My Shows folder within the TiVo interface.
TiVo OnePass organises episodes of your favourite shows by season, and if an episode or a season is not available as a recording, OnePass will include episodes from your on-demand library or streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and Hulu Plus.
"As we continue to see exponential growth in binge watching and the nearly ubiquitous presence of [over-the-top (OTT)] video subscription services alongside traditional cable, TiVo continues to fulfil our mission to deliver the best entertainment experience for viewers," said Jim Denney, vice president of product marketing at TiVo. "With OnePass, we can shorten the time to get users to the content to which they subscribe much easier than needing to search individual services. OnePass is a significant step in our continued efforts to simplify and organize the exploding amount of great content available today – a solution we know becomes even more important as individual TV shows, movies and videos are spread throughout an increasing number of entertainment services."
OnePass comes with a variety of options including recording and streaming all content, or users can select only recordings or only streaming videos to avoid using disk space. Users can include all seasons, start with a particular season, or only include new episodes. TiVo will also remember which recording a viewer last watched and bookmark the next episode.
Meanwhile, the iHeartRadio streaming music and digital radio service will soon be available on the TiVo Roamio, TiVo Mini and TiVo Premiere line of devices. It offers instant access to live radio stations from across the country, user-created custom stations inspired by a favourite artist or song, and curated digital stations.
"TiVo offers a dynamic experience in bringing together cable content, streaming video services and the web and we're proud to partner with them to bring our unparalleled catalogue of live radio stations and personalised, custom stations to their devices," said Darren Davis, president of iHeartRadio.