TiVo Brings Spotify to TiVo Premiere BoxesTuesday, December 18th, 2012
SAN JOSE, CA — TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), the creator of and a leader in advanced television services including digital video recorders (DVRs), today announced the availability of leading music streaming service Spotify for its TiVo Premiere boxes in the US. The introduction of Spotify to the host of applications offered through TiVo is the latest example of the company’s efforts to deliver a complete, customizable entertainment experience, from television to movies to music, in one box.
“TiVo is continuing to revolutionize the way people consume entertainment content, and not just television programming,” said Tara Maitra, SVP and general manager of content & media sales at TiVo Inc. “By providing access to Spotify on TiVo, customers are able to experience their music and playlists through the best sound system in their house, as opposed to just their phone or PC, and through the convenience of one remote.”
On TiVo, consumers can sign-in with an existing Spotify Premium account ($9.99/month) to seamlessly and immediately enjoy their current playlists through their television. Once the Spotify app is launched on TiVo, users simply enter their username and password to begin enjoying music. It will allow TiVo owners to stream music through their home theater system, as well as browse playlists, albums and artists, and search for related artists using the TiVo remote control.
“Integrating Spotify with the TiVo interface brings a more seamless user experience to Spotify fans, and introduces TiVo fans to a new way to listen to millions of songs for free,” said Pascal de Mul, Global Head of Hardware partnerships, Spotify. “Through this, users will be able to stream their playlists through their TiVo and home theater sound system and share their music with friends.”
Spotify joins TiVo’s current musical lineup of Pandora, Rhapsody, Live365, Music Choice and songs connected from a PC or Mac music library*. The Spotify app is expected to begin rolling out to customers in the next 24 hours and TiVo customers will find it in the Music & Photos menu.
* To stream songs connected from a PC or Mac, you will need TiVo Desktop software for PC or TiVo Desktop software for Mac. TiVo Desktop software is not required to use Spotify, Pandora, Rhapsody, Live365 or Music Choice.