TiVo Previews Upcoming iPad App

TiVo, the popular DVR maker, has announced its upcoming iPad app that will offer remote control of its Premiere line of DVRs and much more. The free app will offer a “second screen” experience to browse the programming guide, manage recordings, and even share via Twitter and Facebook. The full list of the app’s features is as follows:

  • Browse full-screen program guide without interrupting playback
  • Schedule one-time recordings and Season Pass® recordings
  • Start watching a show with the flick of a finger
  • Browse your recorded shows and quickly launch a video on your TiVo Premiere
  • Search across broadcast TV and TiVo’s premium broadband providers—like Netflix and Amazon Video On Demand—and see integrated results
  • Explore cast and crew while watching a show
  • Post about what you’re watching on your Facebook page or Twitter account
  • Intuitive-gesture based remote control or classic TiVo remote interface
  • Manage Season Pass recordings and the To-Do List
  • Schedule, Search and Browse for shows while you’re out of the house

Tivo has posted a promotional video showcasing the app’s capabilities:

The TiVo app will only work with TiVo Premier and Premiere XL DVRs. More information is available on a dedicated page on TiVo’s site here and instructions on how to set up the iPad app with a compatible DVR are available here.

TiVo has not announced a specific date for the app’s release.