Now that TiVo has officially launched in Australia, The Australian reports that Harvey Norman, the exclusive retailer, is happy with the launch. But the article also reveals something of more interest to their new customers, YouTube support will be added free of charge in early 2009:
But Joshua Danovitz, TiVo’s international general manager, said: “We’re going to make YouTube available free of charge from early next year.”
This is good news, as Seven Network has announced that they will be charging for additional updates, such as enabling TiVoToGo. This announcement indicates they won’t be nickel-and-diming the users for all new capabilities. And this isn’t the only feature coming soon, Danovitz also says that a movie and TV download service, similar to Amazon Unbox in the US, is coming and they’re “pushing very hard” to have it by December 2008.