We’ve launched our VCloud TV PVR feature today!

We’ve launched our VCloud TV PVR feature today!

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Imagine a future without set top boxes. Imagine a future without expensive PVRs. Imagine a future where you can watch what you want at the flick of a finger. That day has arrived, as VMedia launches our VCloud TV PVR feature, available to our TV subscribers at no additional charge!

VCloud TV is the future – an exciting new technology that allows you to watch all the content you are entitled to enjoy on any device, whenever you choose, connected to a universe of your favourite TV shows, movies, sports, news and social media, all without tangled wires and expensive hardware.

At VMedia, we are focused on providing the technology and leadership to continuously deliver value, choice and flexibility, and innovation to your TV experience. Our VCloud TV is the result of that focus.

Our transition to VCloud TV begins with the launch of our VCloud TV net PVR function, our unique cloud-based access to the ‘over the air’ channels in our local markets. VMedia now allows our subscribers to access any TV program shown on 16 channels, for up to seven days, at anytime, without the need for a PVR in your home. The content will be cached for our subscribers at your request, to allow you to view those shows at your time of preference. The channels represent nearly 60% of what Canadians watch – including all the major Canadian and US networks – CTV, CBC, Global, CityTV, SRC, NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX and PBS as well as TVO, CHCH, CTS, CTV2Barrie, OMNI1 and OMNI2..

The update enabling VCloud TV PVR has been pushed out to your VBox. For details on how to access this feature go here. You’ll find setting it up to be quick and easy and well worth it.

A huge selection of TV content to choose from! VCloud TV is the future, and the future looks great.

This entry was posted in "General" on 2014.04.11

9 thoughts on “We’ve launched our VCloud TV PVR feature today!

  1. horemans

    Still too limited for me to consider. I assume the rights holders are preventing full PVR functions. Why can I PVR their channel on Rogers but not on VMEDIA? What is the practical difference?

    1. VWatcher

      I understand your frustration as I need to record Stewart and Colbert. Sure, it is somewhat limited right now, but this is ground breaking. It will take some time. I personally think that companies who take advantage of technology instead of limiting the public’s ability to use it will be more successful in the long run. Going up against the big three is a tremendous task and I have every intention of supporting this company in its efforts. As VMedia evolves, more and more features will become available.

  2. VWatcher

    I am really excited as I explore this new feature. It essentially stores seven days of content. You can watch anything you missed.

  3. Matthew Dumouchel

    With my remote how do I enabke PVR services? I’m being told on the TV that I need to go to settings and I can’t find a way to activate the feature.

  4. Brian

    Just not good enough. The article goes on about how you don’t need a PVR, bla bla bla. Except that you get a whole 7 days to watch everything you want to watch. That’s only slightly better than having to sit down and watch it when it’s actually first shown.

    We PVR a lot of stuff. (We record _every_ new show each fall and throughout the year for example) So yeah, lots of stuff we don’t even end up watching — lots of shows get cancelled before we even get to them.

    But we have the freedom to start watching a show in May that started in September in when there is nothing new on television anyway. Or that show that everybody says is good but we didn’t want to waste our time to start watching until we heard it was going to be good, etc.

    7 days to watch the shows you want to watch is just not good enough. We frequently go many weeks before we watch even the shows we are interested in. We let episodes stock-pile and then watch a bunch and then move on to another show where the episodes have been stock-piling.

    Yeah. 7 days just doesn’t cut it I’m afraid.

    Clearly this is the content owners putting this restriction up. Otherwise why would VMedia restrict themselves this way? Disk is cheap. They’d keep shows for weeks or months if they were allowed to I’d guess.

    So what options are there for PVRing from VMedia in the home? And I don’t just mean 1 channel/show at a time. I want to be able to PVR 5-6 shows at a time.

  5. Hippyhil

    I really want to sign up but a week does not cut it. I have joint custody of my son (every other week) and we catch up on the shows we watch together sometimes 2-3 weeks later. 3-4 weeks would be perfect for my situation.

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