TiVo Plus, is launching. The DVR creator has started rolling out TiVo+ to users, who should see it pop up on their devices in the “next few weeks.” The service is ‘free’ for TiVo customers and will deliver 26 channels of live and on-demand TV shows and movies
The service is enabled by a TiVo partnership with XUMO, Jukin Media and other publishers.
It includes a variety of content from sources like TMZ, America’s Funniest Home Videos, FilmRise, Outside TV+, PowerNation, FailArmy, Hell’s Kitchen | Kitchen Nightmares, Food52, Ameba, BatteryPOP, Baeble Music, Kid Genius, Journy, NatureVision, People are Awesome, Puddle Jumper, The Asylum, The Pet Collective, The Preview Channel, Unsolved Mysteries, Adventure Sports Network, AllTime, Complex and others.
TiVo also has deals with Gannett, Loop Media, Revry, Newsy, Tastemade, Latido Music and Mobcrush to expand TiVo Plus even further.
The company says there will be “thousands” of movies and TV shows available in an app-free environment.
his is an incentive to stick with TiVo devices on top of their core DVR features, and could be particularly helpful for people who don’t to launch apps to watch online videos. And TiVo isn’t shy about courting advertisers this is another way to make money from viewers beyond the cost of their set-top boxes. You may see more commercials than you’d expect on a TiVo, then, but the company undoubtedly hopes you won’t mind when there’s more to watch.