TiVo Partners With Control4 to Bring Home Automation to Roamio Customers
TiVo Announces Open API to Automation Partners for TiVo(R) DVRs and Devices at 2014 International CES
January 08, 2014 --
LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwired) -- 01/08/14 -- TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), a leader in the advanced television services entertainment market, and Control4 Corporation, a leading provider of automation and control solutions for the connected home, today announced a partnership that will enable Control4 systems to seamlessly control TiVo device features and functionality. TiVo is the first cable set top box (with DVR, streaming services and multi-screen capability) capable of being seamlessly integrated with comprehensive home automation solutions including lighting, home audio, climate control or security to deliver personalized experiences for customers that deliver peace of mind, comfort, savings and convenience.
Through the opening of the API, initially TiVo will be providing access to, Now Playing information and TiVo Peanut remote functionality with further integration of TiVo features and services* coming soon. This partnership will leverage Control4's Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP) software to make integrating a new TiVo into the home much easier for custom integrators. With SDDP, the Control4 home automation system automatically finds and adds supported devices to the platform, radically reducing the time to install and program a Control4 automation system, of any size.
"TiVo has launched an outstanding line of entertainment devices this year and we're eager to help our network of 3,000 high-end, custom installers integrate the TiVo Roamio line of devices into their customers' systems," said Jeff Dungan, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain and Business Development at Control4. "Interoperability is a major priority for us, so both our dealers and customers can count on their Control4 system to communicate with and manage virtually every device in their homes or businesses."
TiVo will be offering the following features through Control4 interfaces:
- Info (Show): Call up information about a show in seconds and see all relevant details at a glance in Info. From here, you can order a Season Pass recording, explore the cast and crew, and see which online partners deliver the show.
- My Shows: Check in on what you've got waiting in your own personal entertainment lineup in My Shows. Not only can you sort by date and title, you can monitor your available recording capacity with the disk space meter.
- What to Watch (coming later): What to Watch allows you to browse TV shows and movies that are on TV right now in a variety of categories including Popular TV, Sports (powered by Thuuz), Movies and Kids programming.
- Remote: Take total control of your entertainment with your choice of two great TiVo remote control options: a full-scale replica of a classic TiVo remote or an intuitive, gesture-based remote control.
"We are thrilled to be working with Control4 and their SDDP software to provide a more seamless experience for customers and custom installers," said Doug Bieter, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at TiVo. "Our award-winning TiVo Roamio platform offers the most cohesive experience possible for the custom channel and their clientele by integrating cable TV and web content, with an unprecedented 6 tuners and 450 hours of HD storage, integrated Wi-Fi and both in and out-of-home streaming technology providing the ultimate in content and viewing flexibility."
CES 2014 runs from January 7 - 10 in Las Vegas. TiVo's booth is located at LVCC, Central Hall - 7920.
*excluding TiVo streaming technology
Control4 (CTRL) is a leading provider of automation systems for homes and businesses, offering personalized control of lighting, music, video, temperature, security, communications and similar functionalities into a unified home automation solution that enhances the daily lives of its customers. Control4 unlocks the potential of connected devices, making entertainment systems easier to use, homes more comfortable and energy efficient, and families more secure. More than 75% of Control4's consumers have integrated two or more functionalities with Control4's solution, which is available through more than 3,000 custom integrators, retail outlets, and distributors in over 80 countries. By delivering insightfully simple control solutions that enhance the lives of individuals and families, Control4 is the automation platform of choice for consumers, major consumer electronics companies, hotels, and businesses around the world.
About TiVo Inc.
Founded in 1997, TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO) developed the first commercially available digital video recorder (DVR). TiVo offers the TiVo service and TiVo DVRs directly to consumers online at www.TiVo.com and through third-party retailers. TiVo also distributes its technology and services through solutions tailored for cable, satellite and broadcasting companies. Since its founding, TiVo has evolved into the ultimate single solution media center by combining its patented DVR technologies and universal cable box capabilities with the ability to aggregate, search, and deliver millions of pieces of broadband, cable, and broadcast content directly to the television. An economical, one-stop-shop for in-home entertainment, TiVo's intuitive functionality and ease of use puts viewers in control by enabling them to effortlessly navigate the best digital entertainment content available through one box, with one remote, and one user interface, delivering the most dynamic user experience on the market today. TiVo also continues to weave itself into the fabric of the media industry by providing interactive advertising solutions and audience research and measurement ratings services to the television industry. More information at: www.TiVo.com. Find us Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/TiVo. Follow us on Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/TiVo.
TiVo, the TiVo logo, WishList, Season Pass, and Roamio are trademarks or registered trademarks of TiVo Inc. or its subsidiaries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements relate to, among other things, the future availability of API functionality to enable Control4 systems and future home automation services to seamlessly control TiVo device features and functionality, including information about shows on TV, shows on a customer's TiVo DVR, and peanut remote functionality to control a TiVo device. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as, "believe," "expect," "may," "will," "intend," "estimate," "continue," or similar expressions or the negative of those terms or expressions. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to vary materially from those expressed in or indicated by the forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially include delays in development, competitive service offerings and lack of market acceptance, as well as the other potential factors described under "Risk Factors" in TiVo's public reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including TiVo's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2013, TiVo's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended April 30, 2013, July 31, 2013 and October 31, 2013 and Current Reports on Form 8-K. TiVo cautions you not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which reflect an analysis only and speak only as of the date hereof. TiVo disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
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