TiVo integrates with Facebook
TiVo (Nasdaq: TIVO) is integrating its TV navigation software with Facebook's social media platform, allowing DVR users to share details about every show they are watching with Facebook friends in real time.
TiVo's app for iPad.
Not all TiVo users will be able to share viewing info with Facebook friends. That feature will only be available to viewers who have downloaded a TiVo app to an Apple iPhone or iPad.
TiVo was one of several media companies that Facebook touted at its f8 developers conference on Thursday, where it unveiled new features for its popular Web site. Facebook also teamed with Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) and Hulu, allowing online video users to share details about what TV shows they are watching.
Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) has said that its next-generation interactive program guide would allow its subscribers to post messages to their Facebook wall about what shows they are watching, but the company wasn't mentioned at the f8 conference. Comcast, Cablevision (NYSE: CVC), Verizon (NYSE: VZ), DirecTV (Nasdaq: DTV), AT&T (NYSE: T) and other pay TV providers have also developed apps for the iPhone and iPad similar to TiVo's app, but the companies haven't announced plans to integrate their apps with Facebook.
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