Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Schedule BeyondTV Recordings from your Mobile Phone or Internet

With AT&T recently announcing their new capability for Homezone users to setup recordings from their web-enabled mobile phones, I thought it would be useful to mention these features already available on the PVR software application I use. As many of you already know, I use Snapstream's Beyond TV as my high-powered PVR app. One of my favorite features of this app is the ability to setup recordings over the internet. Anyone with Beyond TV will have a signon and password for and can view their tv guide from any web browser. In addition, you can search for shows, setup recordings and see details of the shows right from any location over the internet. I'll use this to setup a new recording from work or when I'm on vacation and the show records on BeyondTV just like that!
Here's a screen-shot of the page (click on photo for larger screenshot):
You can also access a mobile version of using a web-enabled mobile phone or PDA device. See what's on using the guide and setup a recording right from your mobile device. While Tivo users and AT&T cable users are just now about to get this type of functionality, Beyond TV users have had this for a long time. Rumor has it, Couchville will replace the web guide eventually and you will be able to set up recordings onto Beyond TV and possibly other PVR apps from Couchville also. (More about Couchville here.)
Here's a screenshot of the mobile webguide

Another screenshot of the mobile webguide drilled down to one movie where you can set up a recording from your mobile device.

To set this up for your own BeyondTV setup, do the following (Thanks to Rakesh for the clif-notes:) :
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