Service Allows Customers to Watch TV Programs on iPads, iPhones in Homes
LUBBOCK, Texas (Oct. 8, 2012) – Suddenlink today announced its launch of a new service that will allow customers to watch live TV channels and digital video recordings (DVR) on iPod Touch, iPads and iPhones. Lubbock is the first community to get Suddenlink’s new TiVo® Stream service. Suddenlink is the first cable provider in the country to offer TiVo Stream.
Existing customers now can get a TiVo Stream device to add to their home network as a companion to their TiVo Premiere DVR. This add-on device, using an existing TiVo app, is the first of its kind to enable simultaneous viewing of live or recorded shows on up to four mobile devices without interrupting what is currently playing on TV.
TiVo Stream will enable customers to stream TV channels to iPod Touch, iPads and iPhones inside the home, and also allow users to transfer many DVR recordings to these devices for viewing outside the home. (Ability to transfer some programs to these devices may be prohibited by the program owners.)
Suddenlink said that Android devices and access to video-on-demand (VOD) content would be added later.
“With TiVo Stream we’re giving our customers even more flexibility to watch TV programs wherever they choose,” said Dave Gilles, senior vice president of operations for Suddenlink’s West Region. “With support for up to four streams at once, members of the family can watch various live shows in the house, the garage or backyard on TVs or mobile devices, and transfer many shows from their TiVo Premiere DVRs to smartphones and tablets for later viewing anywhere they are and at any time they want.”
TiVo Premiere, introduced earlier by Suddenlink, combines Suddenlink’s service with TiVo’s best-in-class user interface to offer access to thousands of hours of entertainment choices, including content from Suddenlink’s VOD library and the Web, all accessible through TiVo’s advanced search and discovery features.
In addition to integrated search functions, TiVo Premiere offers users remote scheduling, apps for iPhone and iPad, full HD support, and the ability to pause, rewind, and use slow-motion and instant replay functions for live TV. Suddenlink is the only multichannel TV service provider in Lubbock to offer TiVo Premiere.
More information about local Suddenlink services is available by visiting the company’s website (suddenlink.com) and entering an address and zip code; by visiting Suddenlink’s Lubbock customer care office at 6710 Hartford Ave.; or by calling toll-free 1-866-269-4386.
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