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Given the popularity of the BBC's iPlayer on the Virgin Media service, it's important to look at another of the TiVo box's features: the apps.
That's because the Apps section is home to the BBC iPlayer app - which neatly showcases the on-demand content from Auntie Beeb in a neat and obviously iPlayer-branded way.
It's a feature that is still in beta - and occasionally quirky - but it's a straightforward UI that is easy to use.
Other apps include social networking functionality through Twitter and Facebook, as well as another way to access YouTube.
There's an eBay app and news feeds for celebrity and weather. They are all perfectly okay, but perhaps not enough to discourage you from getting your laptop out and using that with the convenience of a keyboard and a mouse or trackpad.
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