FCC lets TiVo users share shows

TiVo users will be able to share copies of digital TV shows through the Internet with a small number of friends and family members, the Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday.

I expected TiVo to prevail, since the MPAA and NFL were being a bit over-reaching with their broadcast flag claims, but there was reason for concern – so the green light is a good thing.

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  • cpu_angel

    I can’t wait for ‘Tivo To Go’, So I can watch the stuff my wife doesn’t like, at work.

  • benclark

    What an awesome feature. Instead of hearing “you should’ve TiVo’d the Daily Show last night,” it’ll be “hey, let me send you last night’s Daily Show.” I can’t wait.

    If you have a couple friends with TiVos, you can pool your resources and trade back and forth so that nobody has to record the same show. Talk about freedom.

    When? When? When?!

    This has already somewhat rejuvenated their stock, too, which is good news for those of us trying to get our money’s worth out of lifetime subscriptions. :)

  • megazone

    This is part of TiVo To Go, which is obstensibly supposed to be out later this year. HOWEVER, it is not clear if the online sharing will be part of the first release. They’ve already indicated there will be some kind of phased release of TTG features.