TiVo Suddenly Realizes TiVo Should Be A Platform
from the too-little,-too-late dept
What's amazing about this one is that it actually took TiVo this long to realize that they needed to be providing less of a product and more of a platform. By now, it's definitely looking like too little, too late, but TiVo is releasing a software development kit to let others create apps that run on TiVo. This would have been a good idea three or four years ago -- but makes little sense these days. TiVo still has a great interface, but they're losing the market to those who have a better channel into the home. While it's definitely a good idea, it's hard to see this being enough to help TiVo survive. Still, it might be interesting to see what some developers come up with -- and see how quickly they get copied into things like MythTV.