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LAS VEGAS -- TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), a leader in the advanced television services entertainment market, and Control4 Corporation, a leading provider of automation and control solutions for the connected home, today announced a partnership that will enable Control4 systems to seamlessly control TiVo device features and functionality. TiVo is the first cable set top box (with DVR, streaming services and multi-screen capability) capable of being seamlessly integrated with comprehensive home automation solutions including lighting, home audio, climate control or security to deliver personalized experiences for customers that deliver peace of mind, comfort, savings and convenience.

Through the opening of the API, initially TiVo will be providing access to, Now Playing information and TiVo Peanut remote functionality with further integration of TiVo features and services* coming soon. This partnership will leverage Control4s Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP) software to make integrating a new TiVo into the home much easier for custom integrators. With SDDP, the Control4 home automation system automatically finds and adds supported devices to the platform, radically reducing the time to install and program a Control4 automation system, of any size.

TiVo will be offering the following features through Control4 interfaces:

  • Info (Show): Call up information about a show in seconds and see all relevant details at a glance in Info. From here, you can order a Season Pass recording, explore the cast and crew, and see which online partners deliver the show.
  • My Shows: Check in on what you've got waiting in your own personal entertainment lineup in My Shows. Not only can you sort by date and title, you can monitor your available recording capacity with the disk space meter.
  • What to Watch (coming later): What to Watch allows you to browse TV shows and movies that are on TV right now in a variety of categories including Popular TV, Sports (powered by Thuuz), Movies and Kids programming.
  • Remote: Take total control of your entertainment with your choice of two great TiVo remote control options: a full-scale replica of a classic TiVo remote or an intuitive, gesture-based remote control.

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