Planning to get a TiVo Premiere for home? You can now get the basic hardware for free if you are willing to go on a contractual obligation for two months. According to the new plans announced by the company, the TiVo Premiere hardware can be acquired for “free” by signing up for a two year agreement that will entail you to spend $20 a month as monthly fee. Alternately, you can also pick up the device for $99 in case you feel a two year commitment is too long. In that case, the agreement is for one year. The third alternative is to pay up $299.99 upfront and pay $12.95 a month.
There are also similar plans in the offing for other products. TiVo Premiere XL is now available with a one-year contract where you can pick up the device for $299.99 and pay $19.99 monthly or $499.99 at a monthly fee of $12.95.
You can check out more details about the new plans and also choose to buy an offering from the TiVo website here.
Popular DVR company TiVo launched its new TiVo Premier and TiVo Premiere XL boxes yesterday that will bring a whole lot of new features to your television. Prominently, the integration between web and TV content is even higher with these new products.
However, one of the important introductions yet to be made on TiVo Premiere is its integration to Facebook and Twitter. In a recent interview with ZDNet, TiVo’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Development & Strategy Naveen Chopra indicated that integration with these social networking websites will be the next in line for the company’s strategy. TiVo has already partnered with FrameChannel in this regard. Talking of the partnership, Chopra says,
“It’s a company that allows us to provide some new interactive and social media functionality on the TV set, most notably to people’s Twitter and Facebook feeds. It’s a great example of how people will use Facebook on the television set differently than they’d use it on the PC. we haven’t announced [the date], but we update fairly frequently. What is available now is Pandora, which means you can set it up on your TV in the living room, sit back and listen to music Pandora has chosen for you.”
Social networkers rejoice