Apr 13, 2006 08:00 ET
Orb Releases DVR Everywhere(TM) for Users of TiVo(R) DVRs
Play and Program TV Recordings for Free From Mobile Devices on Any Carrier Network
EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 13 /PRNewswire/ — Orb Networks, the pioneering developer of software for instant access to content everywhere, today announced DVR Everywhere(TM) for users of TiVo(R) Series 2(TM) DVRs.
Now TiVo DVR users can play and program their television recordings for free anywhere in the world from a wide range of networked devices — including work PCs, WiFi-enabled laptops around the home, and mobile phones on any carrier network.
“A lot of times, my TiVo DVR records my favorite TV shows while I’m at the office or flying to another country,” said Ian McCarthy, Vice President of Product Marketing at Orb Networks. “Now I have options for enjoying them whenever I want. I can play them at work, stream them to my Nokia(R) phone on Cingular(R) here in the US, or remotely initiate a TiVoToGo(TM) transfer to my laptop’s TiVo Desktop to watch them on the flight back from Japan.”
No special software or fees are needed to enjoy DVR Everywhere from mobile phones or PDAs. Users are able to play and program their television recordings right from their devices’ native Web browsers and streaming Windows Media(R) Players, RealPlayers(R), or 3GP players.
DVR Everywhere is an add-on to the free, award-winning Orb(TM) software for Windows(R) XP. This software enables the user’s always-connected PC to provide her with instant access everywhere to her live and Internet TV, her home music collection, her photos, and much more.
The DVR Everywhere add-on to Orb utilizes the publicly available Orb Add- Ons API, released last Summer under the open-source Mozilla(R) Public License. This API empowers developers to make a wide variety of programs and content available from almost all Web-enabled devices through the Orb interface.
Neither DVR Everywhere nor Orb Networks is affiliated in any way with TiVo, Inc.
DVR Everywhere is available now for free download at www.dvreverywhere.com.
About Orb Networks, Inc.
Orb Networks is the pioneering developer of software and services that give people secure, free, and instant access to all their digital media everywhere. The award-winning Orb software makes it easy for consumers to enjoy their home and Internet TV, music, videos, photos, podcasts, and other digital content from mobile phones, PDAs, and laptops everywhere. Orb is a member of the DLNA and is a privately held company in Emeryville, California. For more information about Orb, please visit www.orb.com.
NOTE: Orb and DVR Everywhere are trademarks of Orb Networks, Inc. All other trademarks and/or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Source: Orb Networks, Inc.
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