Normally, you could search for shows on a TiVo, but it was far from elegant. Today, January 7, 2009, TiVo announced its upgraded TiVo Search that should allow for users to still get search results, but also discover content.
Content suggestions are pulled from television listings and also from the Internet. You might find a clip from YouTube that is related to a television show that you watch. With thousands of programs on television, it’s hard finding new things to watch. A “discovery engine” is a great idea to find fresh shows.
The new TiVo Search also features a design built for HD televisions. More details will be visible at one time instead of being buried in menus. TiVo is also pushing HD content by recommending HD versions of shows when users pick a program. Additionally, TiVo is adding in episode guides so you can record or download specific episodes of your programs.
The new search will be available today for TiVo HD, HD XL and Series 3 users. The feature is under “Music, Photos, and Showcases.”
You can get an online peek at the new feature once the site goes live at TiVo.