Originally slated for a late 2006 release, the 8.1 update for Series3 units is finally rolling. Notable features include TiVoCast capability, KidZone, WPA support, and the Recently Deleted folder… plus “a number of bugs and issues” have been resolved. This update pretty much unifies (if not the code base) the functionality of the S2 and S3 line, with the exception of TiVoToGo and multi-room viewing (MRV) which are still MIA. The addition of the TiVoCast framework will allow for Amazon Unbox movies once the feature is available to the general public.
TiVo is starting the rollout slowly this week to ensure they got it right and that their support lines are prepared, before flipping the “really big switch” next week. Due to the (comparatively) small number of S3 units in the wild, TiVo isn’t offering a priority list — all units should receive the update in just a week or so.
Of course the first thing I did this AM was check my S3 for an update… no such luck. Come on, Bob: Help me, help you. ;)
(via TiVo Lovers)