Deployment of the big Virgin Media TiVo fall update begins tonight according to reports (and photos) from online forums. Amongst the changes are a refreshed YouTube app, full BBC iPlayer support, automatic padding, TiVo control via iPad or iPhone, and support for premium Spotify subscribers, with that app supposedly landing on the 29th. Additionally, there are a variety of other small improvements and bug fixes.
Overall, I’d say TiVo and Virgin are crushing it in the UK — emphasized by brisk sales and an astonishing forecast. It’s just a shame that TiVo doesn’t treat its US retail customers with the same level of respect or interest… where software and communication updates are few and far between, with limited community engagement, foreshadowing, or transparency.