We are pleased to announce the newest software release (version 20.2.1) for TiVo Premiere, Premiere XL and Premiere XL4 (Premiere Elite). Boxes will automatically receive the update over the coming weeks, but signing up at http://tivo.com/priority could get you the update a little sooner.
We are excited to announce that with this update you will find a new Netflix and YouTube experience as well as parental controls in the HD Menus.
The existing Netflix experience has been replaced with an entirely new one created by Netflix. In addition to the new look, the app now offers features such as:
- Improved video resolution, including support for 1080p (where available)
- Add to instant Queue
- Dolby Digital Plus 5.1
- Personalized categories and recommendations
- Recently watched list
User tip: If you are playing a Netflix video and want to get back to the Netflix menus, press UP. When you want to leave the Netflix app and go back to the TiVo menus, press CLEAR.
The existing YouTube experience has been replaced with an entirely new one created by Google. In addition to the new look, the app now offers:
- Directory of YouTube Channels
- Links to related videos
- Automatic playing of the next video (like a TV channel)
User tip: When you want to leave the YouTube app and go back to the TiVo menus, press CLEAR.
Parental Controls in HD Menus
Parental Controls are now available for customers using the HD Menus. From TiVo Central > Settings & Messages > Parental Controls you can set up a four-digit code, and specify which TV and Movie ratings will require that code in order to watch or record the show.
More Updates Coming
This update will be available to all TiVo Premiere boxes purchased from tivo.com or a retailer. If a cable company provided your TiVo Premiere box, they will notify you when then update is available.
There are a more changes coming this year, including:
- HD version of the Season Pass Manager
- HD version of the To Do List
- HD version of My Shows for Multi-Room Streaming
We hope you enjoy the latest installment in our series of TiVo Premiere updates. If you have feedback about your TiVo experience please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Margret Schmidt is Vice President of User Experience, and has been responsible for the design of TiVo since 2001. You can follow her @tivodesign