Orb Networks has announced DVR Everywhere for users of TiVo Series 2 DVRs. TiVo DVR users can play and program their television recordings anywhere in the world from a wide range of networked devices, including work PCs, WiFi-enabled laptops around the home, and mobile phones on any carrier network.
No special software or fees are needed to use the DVR Everywhere software from mobile phones or PDAs. Users are able to play and program their television recordings right from their devices' native Web browsers and streaming Windows Media Players, RealPlayers, or 3GP players.
DVR Everywhere is an add-on to the free Orb software for Windows XP. This software enables the user's always-connected PC to provide her with instant access everywhere to her live and Internet TV, her home music collection, her photos, and much more.
The DVR Everywhere add-on to Orb utilizes the publicly available Orb Add- Ons API, released last Summer under the open-source Mozilla Public License. This API empowers developers to make a wide variety of programs and content available from almost all Web-enabled devices through the Orb interface.