Virgin Media TiVo users will begin receiving the big 15.2 software update today, 11/17, according to a notice sent to customers. The update will be rolling out over the course of the next week, and should be complete by 11/24. If you want to know exactly when to expect the update in your service area, the Media Boy Blog got the scoop on the specifics.
The Virgin Media High Definition & TiVo Services blog (they really need a catchier name, or at least a shorter one…) has a capture of the paper copy of the notice as sent to customers and it contains another bit of news. The Spotify app will be hitting VM TiVo’s on 11/29 under Apps & Games. No word yet on Spotify coming to US TiVos, though TiVo was asking about interest back in July. They also have a summary of review comments posted about the early test release that started last month.
The Virgin Media TiVo Blog mentions a couple of other changes in this release. In the past when you paused VOD content the pause would timeout in 3 minutes. This has been extended to 10 minutes, which is a much more reasonable time. And the tick marks, which have traditionally been set every 15 minutes in a program (used for ‘skip to tick’ and the like) now occur every five minutes. So you have a much finer control over when you jump, though it will take three times as many jumps to get to a given point I suppose.
A video of the update was posted by a user a couple of weeks ago:
Video pick up via The Virgin Media TiVo Blog.