TV & Web: When the Wall Comes Tumbling Down
We know it's only a matter of time before the artificial walls tumble down between the world of "video on demand" (Comcast, TiVo, etc.) and the world of online video viewing (YouTube, Revver, etc.). Last night I saw an interesting move in the right direction.
I've known for a while that my TiVo can connect with my home network, but I kept buying the wrong adapters and didn't see a lot of value in seeing my desktop photos on my television. Last night I got a notice on my Tivo that tells me these services are getting broader- with an expanded partnership between TiVo and Yahoo. It's possible Yahoo might not even need TiVo for this, or that Comcast or Verizon integrate broadband television and put Yahoo into the dark ages. Still, I'll be buying a TiVo adapter this afternoon, and I hope that I'll soon be able to browse web videos (and the web) on TiVo via my "always on" broadband connection.
Imagine when we're watching each others' Revver videos from a reclined position on the couch or bed- and when they're done we'll use the remote control to click the ad and buy a product (which will automatically ships to our address on file with TiVo). Suddenly 20-40 second videos might not be the model. Maybe we'll see more popular 5-minute videos?
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