18 JAN

‘TiVo’ for iPad Released

by Marianne Schultz
 

TiVO, the popular DVR maker, has released its promised iPad app that offers remote control for the company’s Premiere line of boxes. TiVo had previewed the app in November, highlighting its ability to act as a second screen to browse shows and manage recordings without interrupting what’s currently being watched. TiVo for iPad hit the App Store early this morning and is free.

The app’s full list of features is as follows:

  • Browse full-screen program guide without interrupting playback
  • View shows up to 14 days in advance
  • 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
  • Initiate playback of a recorded show on TiVo Premiere from the iPad
  • Search for programs and actors
  • 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
  • Manage Season Pass recordings and the To-Do List
  • Delete and reprioritize recordings for your favorite shows
  • Schedule, Search and Browse for shows while you’re out of the house
  • Instantly schedule shows while you’re not at home

TiVo has posted instructions on how to link the app to your own TiVo DVR, along with other information on how to use the app. The TiVo Premier boxes with which the app is compatible start at $99 with a 1-year commitment to the TiVo service.

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2 Comments

  1. Sterling

    Why not some basic ability for the iphone 4?

  2. Yiima

    D’oh…. I’ve just sold me iPad. Why dunt they have an iPhone version?!

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