The i.TV entertainment listings app isn’t new, but the 1.3 update offers a new and visually appealing landscape grid guide (above) with pop-up show info “cards.” Previous functionality, such as TiVo scheduling and Netflix queue management, remains. And is joined by performance and stability improvements.
Roxio Streamer is a brand new app that hooks into their OS X Toast 10 software ($80) to transcode and stream transferred TiVo video, EyeTV recordings, and a variety of other media from Mac to iPhone or iPod Touch over WiFi. Given Toast’s historic inconsistency in keeping transcoded TiVo audio and video synchronized, I’m still running version 8 and haven’t been able to do anything more than install the client.
DVR Remote Lite
DVR Remote isn’t new, but the “Lite” version is. Meaning you can test drive this app for free before deciding to pay $3 for the full version. It’s definitely worth checking out, and we’ve come a loooong way from my terminal-based remote control demo last spring. In addition to typical network remote control of your TiVo units, the developer included a clever series of keyboard macros to streamline the search experience. But wait, there’s more. He’s also tapped into the TiVo web server to display your Now Playing list. And as if that weren’t enough, there’s easy access to TiVo’s mobile web scheduling site from within the app.