TiVo users will be able to watch YouTube clips on their televisions by year's end, TiVo Inc. said Wednesday.
That's the latest move by YouTube to reach beyond the Web's regular boundaries. Fans of the popular online video provider can view its videos on their cell phones and Apple TV, a box that streams movies from people's computers to their TV.
Now TiVo users with a broadband Internet connection and a TiVo Series3 box, which includes the high-definition model, will be able to search, browse and watch YouTube videos directly on their TVs.
Each month, 66 million viewers watch about 2.6 billion videos on YouTube, according to the latest data by Nielsen Online. That's 57 percent the 116.7 million monthly online video viewers.
YouTube is owned by Google Inc., which paid $1.76 billion for the company in November 2006. The site has not yet produced significant profits.