TiVo is now going to allow us TiVoniacs to download video from the internet to watch on our televisions.
This is fantastic news for those of us who love YouTube clips, Disney World Video Podcasts and other non-copyrighted web video.
Those who dig on the copyrighted stuff have a while to wait.
TiVo's new broadband offering, however, will work only with downloaded videos that are not copy-protected, such as most user-generated clips and many video podcasts. Feature films and videos purchased from online stores like Movielink or Apple Computer Inc. (AAPL)'s iTunes will not be supported, though company officials said they are seeking to offer such protected content in the future.
Now if only they'd get that TiVo Desktop software to work on a Mac, I'd be in Geekinator heaven.