TiVo gives Opera browser tech a place inside new Roamio DVR

TiVo Roamio

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TiVo and Opera software announced a partnership in which the digital video recorder company will embed the Norwegian company’s browser technology in its newest DVR, the Roamio.

Under the deal, announced on Thursday, TiVo will let programmers develop TV-oriented apps built on a Web technology foundation using Opera’s software development kit. The apps themselves will run on Opera’s browser engine in the DVR and will make it possible for cable network operators using the TiVo system to write apps that draw on a wide variety of Web content.

Early in 2014, TiVo will add Opera’s TV app store, too. At this stage, the browser engine will be able to run only those HTML apps and won’t be usable as a general-purpose browser, Opera said.

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