Innovation @ TiVo
Our unique #InnovationByTiVo inventor program enables all employees, regardless of function, to be part of our innovation engine. Throughout our teams, departments and job functions around the world, TiVo employees are designing and creating the next generation of entertainment technology.
The New TiVo Experience
The next generation of the iconic
TiVo interface is here, featuring voice control, personalized content
predictions and universal search
in a sleek new design.
We introduce the cloud-based WatchList, allowing easier access to favorite content from every device.
We launch our first unified 4K entertainment system. Our customers
enjoy instant access to content
available on live TV, DVR, VOD
and popular streaming apps.
TiVo’s Knowledge Graph
Our dynamic Knowledge Graph
takes content discovery to a
new level. With 100+ million connections,
it’s constantly evolving to
provide highly relevant
search results and tailored
recommendations for every
individual, situation and moment.
TiVo’s Network PVR (nPVR)
is announced. nPVR is a cloud-based DVR service and a cost-effective, feature-rich first step for operators transitioning to IPTV.
Video Metadata Goes Global
We become the leading
international video metadata
provider, with new coverage
of rapidly growing markets,
such as Brazil, Russia,
India and China.
Social Media Integration
We integrate social media into our guides and expand our metadata coverage to include OTT content.
With Whole-Home DVR, viewers gain the ability to pause a recorded show in one room, then start it from the same point in another.
Amazon Video Integration
We announce integration with Amazon Video On Demand, which allows TiVo users to download HD TV shows and movies from the service. Netflix streaming integration follows one year later.
Universal Search Across Content Sources
With the availability of over-the-top (OTT) content, we dramatically reduce the time it takes to find shows and movies across linear, on-demand and OTT sources through universal search.
Looking better than ever, our iconic user interface and recordings are now available in high definition.
Home Media Sharing
We make it possible to share personal media from a home network to the TV — family photos, home videos and more.
Technical Emmy Award for Inventing DVR
We’re awarded a Technology & Engineering Emmy® by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for creating, developing and advancing DVR technology and services. More Emmys follow in 2006, 2012, 2013 and 2014 for contributions to the TV experience.
Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
TiVo’s revolutionary DVR debuts at CES, giving viewers the ability to pause, rewind and fast-forward live TV.
Users can now limit programming access based on content ratings and other criteria.
The Starsight CB1500 is introduced, providing VCR recording control from the grid.
Full-Service Network Grid
With the addition of the “mini guide” and “browse” features, viewers gain the ability to interactively scroll through channels and select programming to watch.
Video is incorporated into the scrolling guide with the launch of Prevue Guide — similar to what we’re using three decades later.
The EPG Channel
Viewers can find out what’s on with the launch of the first scrolling electronic program guide (EPG) channel. When people wanted to control the speed, we started developing the interactive program guide (IPG).