TiVo announced this morning that it had partnered with iHeartRadio to bring the streaming music service to its Roamio, Mini and Premiere devices.
The DVR pioneer also announced it would roll out its “OnePass” feature next month. OnePass was designed to gather and track every episode of a TV series instantly across live or recorded TV, VOD and streaming apps.
Both the iHeartRadio service and the OnePass feature are available to TiVo’s cable operator partners, which include RCN, Atlantic Broadband, Suddenlink Communications, Mediacom Communications, Midcontinent Communications, GCI, and Grande Communications.
The iHeartRadio digital radio service will give TiVo users access to live radio stations, and user-created custom stations based on a library of 20 million songs and 800,000 artists.
“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 personalized, custom stations to their devices,” said Darren Davis, President of iHeartRadio.
The iHeartRadio app will start appearing on TiVo Roamio, Mini and Premiere devices via rolling updates over the next few weeks. Features for iHeartRadio include personalization, browsing by “mood,” and mobile apps.
TiVo’s OnePass works on TVs in viewers’ homes or via mobile apps. It tracks down every episode of a show that viewers want to catch up on and displays them in the “My Shows” folder for easier access. If a favorite show is not available as a recording, OnePass will include episodes from users on demand libraries or streaming services, including Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and Hulu Plus.
“As we continue to see exponential growth in binge watching and the nearly ubiquitous presence of OTT video subscription services alongside traditional cable, TiVo continues to fulfill 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.”
TiVo is showing OnePass, along with its full lineup of devices, at this week’s International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.