TiVo Releases Android App


Hot on the heels of TiVo’s Premiere software update, the DVR purveyors have also just pushed out an Android app to the Market. Although, back in June of 2011, we were told it was coming soon… but, as with most TiVo initiatives these days, a little patience is required. The TiVo companion app, designed for Android 2.1 or higher smartphones and 7″ tablets, is quite similar to its iPhone brethren, featuring:

  • Browse the channel guide without interrupting the show you’re watching
  • Schedule TV show/movie recordings and ongoing (Season Pass®) recordings
  •  Browse your recorded shows list and play a show from the App
  •  Search across TV, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video & Blockbuster —and see integrated results on Demand to find what you are looking for
  • Explore cast and crew while watching a show
  • Comment about what you’re watching on Facebook or Twitter
  • Use a TiVo remote control replica or our intuitive, gesture-based remote control
  • Manage your ongoing (Season Pass®) recordings and your To-Do List
  • Delete and reprioritize recordings for your favorite shows
  • Instantly schedule, search and browse for shows while you’re away from home
The new TiVo Android app is visually appealing and, like its iOS predecessors, may be the best way to actually manage your TiVo (assuming you have a Premiere). Yet, I still prefer the speed and flexibility of the guide found in Verizon’s FiOS TV apps.


4 thoughts on “TiVo Releases Android App”

  1. And Dijit just popped out a iPad optimized version of their remote control software for the Griffin Beacon. And no more using that crappy box and interface from Comcast…..

  2. Eh, it’s a good start. Even with the limited functionality, it’s nice to be able to control *some* parts of my TiVo unit with this app. If they can just expand the capabilities and make it tablet-friendly, I’d be happy.

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