Considering the whole premise of FetchTV is that it's connected to the Internet for content, it's amazing that it's taken the company this long to launch a mobile app that offers remote control to the PVR's key functions. Still, better late than never!
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Fetch TV users are set to get some pretty awesome improvements over the next couple of months, with the IPTV Pay TV service set to be one of the first services in the world to offer YouTube Leanback to the TV.
Back in 2002, TiVo launched in the UK. It didn't do too well, and the company pulled out of the UK market, but continued to support those customers who had bought their product... Until now. Nine years later, those original UK TiVo customers are up in arms about the fact that TiVo are planning to stop supporting the backend, essentially turning their boxes into paperweights. Given the current financial problems TiVo Australia seems to find itself in, could this be a sign of things to come?
Given Samsung's penchant for shouting "First!" with home entertainment products, it's surprising that it's taken them so long to stick a hard drive and a HDTV tuner inside one of their Blu-ray players to make a one-box shop for your home theatre. Especially considering Panasonic has been doing it for years. But now they have, and it's coming to Australia.
Nick gave you guys a pretty comprehensive look at what IPTV service FetchTV will include when it rolls out on iiNet and other carriers. But there was one question he didn't address: will the channel line-up eventually include adult content? Or to put it more bluntly: where's the porn?
This afternoon I spent a couple of hours over at Fetch TV headquarters checking out the new IPTV-enabled PVR. I was suitably impressed. Here are some things you should know...