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TiVo flips 'SkipMode' around for Super Bowl ad fans

GameSkip edits out everything football haters don't want to see.
Richard Lawler, @Rjcc
02.03.18 in AV
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General overall view of NFL official Wilson football at U.S. Bank Stadium prior to Super Bowl LII between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots. USA Today Sports / Reuters

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A few years ago TiVo rolled out SkipMode for its DVRs that would allow viewers to jump past ads (on certain prime-time programs) with the press of a button. This year, for Super Bowl LII it's flipping the technology around with GameSkip that works favor of people who watch the game just to see all of those (incredibly expensive) advertisements. Sure, you can usually see the best ones on YouTube either before the game or immediately after they are, but for dedicated fans of everything except Eagles vs. Patriots, it could be an easy way to catch up.

TiVo GameSkip

Just like SkipMode, it will require users to record the game, and then wait until it ends for all the necessary information to appear. Just press play on the recording and look for the same green skip icon as always to (hopefully, this is an experiment) jump from ad-break to ad-break. Also, for home automation fans, the company said it's rolling out IFTTT integration that can enable things like fully-automated commercial skipping.

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