“The popularity of Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant have kick-started and fueled the rapid adoption of voice control capabilities that aid consumers in enhancing the entertainment experience. Globally, voice control is vying to become the primary user interface for the smart home and connected lifestyle in the next 5 years. As our customers continue to seek new and innovative features and voice control services, RCN remains dedicated to providing immersive advanced viewing and streaming capabilities for all customers, from movie lovers to sports fans alike,” said Chris Fenger, COO of RCN. “With this new predictive interface and voice remote, customers can navigate content in the blink of an eye, across multiple platforms and streaming services.”
The new advanced TiVo platform provides RCN customers with a robust and intuitive experience searching through content quickly and easily. Several enhancements have been incorporated into the updated offering, including start-over capabilities, spot-on recommendations and predictions, MyShows that now displays all recordings and streaming videos in one location, TrickPlay, which allows customers to jump past commercials instantly while recording live TV or a watching a DVR recording, a new “SmartBar” navigation, and a customizable home screen.