Kudos to Rovi for its understanding of the importance of search & discovery in the red-hot smart TV space.
But truth be told, voice recognition a la Veveo will only get Rovi so far.
To truly dominate, a more ecumenical approach to input is required, and a keener understanding of consumer behavior is paramount.
Rovi should make more of consumer affinity acquired from decades of conditioning for a streamlined remote control .
All that needs to go is the tortuous onscreen keyboard, and siloed searching across multiple channels.
“Over the next nine to 10 months, we expect to have a completely unified experience.” John Moakley, Rovi EVP
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