A few weeks ago, TiVo announced that the subscription music service Rhapsody is now available on Series2, Series3, and TiVo HD boxes. As a Rhapsody subscriber and owner of a TiVo Series2 box, this was pretty exciting. For me, being able to browse Rhapsody's entire music library (million of tracks) from my living room is, in many ways, more exciting than being able to access purchased songs from iTunes, which is one of the main features of the much-hyped Apple TV. (Sonos already offers full Rhapsody access, but it's much more expensive.) I've lived with Rhapsody on TiVo for a few days now, so here are my initial impressions.
As you might expect with TiVo, the user interface certainly looks appropriately slick. From the main menu, you can search, browse the Rhapsody music guide, browse your own library of songs, listen to Internet-radio-like Rhapsody channels, or see what Rhapsody recommends based on your preferences.
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