TiVo partners with Control4 on home automation

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TiVo and Control4 announced a partnership that will enable Control4 systems to seamlessly control TiVo device features and functionality. TiVo is the first cable set top box capable of being seamlessly integrated with comprehensive home automation solutions including lighting, home audio, climate control or security to deliver personalized experiences for customers that deliver peace of mind, comfort, savings and convenience. Through the opening of the API, initially TiVo will be providing access to, Now Playing information and TiVo Peanut remote functionality with further integration of TiVo features and services coming soon. This partnership will leverage Control4's Simple Device Discovery Protocol, or SDDP, software to make integrating a new TiVo into the home much easier for custom integrators. With SDDP, the Control4 home automation system automatically finds and adds supported devices to the platform, radically reducing the time to install and program a Control4 automation system, of any size.

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