TiVo has announced it has reached an agreement with online video sharing site YouTube to enable owners of its Series3 and TiVO HD DVRs to access YouTube videos and display them on their home TVs. TiVo has not set a date for when the service might be available, promising only too offer it “later this year.”
“We’re delighted to be working with the world’s leading online video community so that TiVo subscribers can access YouTube’s popular content on the TV via the TiVo DVR,” said TiVo’s VP and general manager of content services Tara Maitra, in a statement. “Being able to make available YouTube videos to the TiVo subscriber base using one device, one remote, and one user interface is another major step in our commitment to combine all of your television and web video viewing options in one easy to use service.”
TiVo says users will be able to search, browse, and watch YouTube videos directly on their television sets so long as they have their TiVo’s hooked up to broadband Internet service. Users will also be able to log into their YouTube accounts and access their custom video channels and playlists.