TiVo has announced plans to make it easier for Series 2 subscribers to its service to transfer television programme files to their PlayStation Portable or Apple Video iPod.
The TiVoToGo feature, which allows subscribers to transfer TV shows from their digital video recorder to a laptop or PC over their home network, will be enhanced with new functions such as auto-sync. This will allow subscribers to transfer recordings from their PC to portable device, and users will also be able to use the Season Pass feature to enable automatic transfers overnight.
According to an official statement, subscribers will need to purchase "certain low-cost software" to transfer TiVo content to their PSP or iPod. To discourage piracy, TiVo will use watermark technologies which track the account from which a transferred programme originated.
TiVo will begin testing the feature over the next few weeks with a specially selected group of subscribers, and the service is set to be available to all Series 2 subscribers early next year.
"The increasing popularity of mobile devices for viewing video such as Apple's iPod and the PSP device demonstrate the enormous consumer demand for entertainment on the go," said TiVo CEO Tom Rogers.
"By enhancing our TiVoToGo feature, we're making it easy for consumers to enjoy the TV shows they want to watch right from their iPod or PSP - whenever and wherever they want."