If that TiVo Premiere of yours still doesn't have enough content sitting in its memory to satisfy your appetite, you're in luck, as Flingo's LauchPad on-demand video platform has just been baked into the hardware. Now, channel surfers can stream content from more than 70 video apps from the likes of A&E, CollegeHumor, Crunchyroll, History, Showtime and others. LaunchPad for TiVo will also feature exclusive content, but details regarding just what it might be are scarce. In addition to the bevy of streaming options, users can even "fling" online videos from other devices to their television screen with the aid of a bookmarklet. Ashwin Navin, Flingo co-founder and CEO, tells Venture Beat that he'd like to implement the firm's SyncApps second screen tech into TiVo's box, but that won't be coming in the near future.
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TiVo Partners with Flingo to enable Rapid Video Publishing and App Deployment on TiVo Premiere Set-Top Boxes
Flingo's LaunchPad Platform Combines the Best of Web and TV Entertainment with Social Sharing Capabilities
San Francisco, Calif. – February 14, 2013 – Flingo, the world's largest publisher of Smart TV apps, today announced that TiVo Inc. has integrated Flingo's LaunchPad video platform into TiVo® Premiere set-top boxes, bringing over seventy streaming on-demand video applications to viewers' TVs for instant streaming. In addition to the streaming video channels previously available, TiVo Premiere owners now have access to Flingo's complete portfolio of applications, including video content from TMZ, A&E, History, Showtime, TV Guide, and over fifty other content partners, plus exclusive access to new content developed specifically for TiVo subscribers through the "Launchpad for Tivo."
"People are demanding access to online streaming content from the comfort of their own living room, and TiVo's offerings has evolved to support that demand," said Tara Maitra, SVP and general manager of content & media sales at TiVo Inc. "Flingo's platform and wide range of apps makes it possible for TiVo to offer even more choices to our viewers, and we're excited to work with Flingo."
"TiVo changed the way we watch television forever," said Ashwin Navin, CEO and co-founder of Flingo. "Working with TiVo allows us to drive further innovation into the world of TV by offering the consumer substantially more content diversity and unparalleled social features in the living room."
Premiere owners have access to Flingo's complete portfolio of applications today.