By TiVo Inc.
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
The free TiVo App for iOS is the ultimate entertainment app serving up control, discovery and a mobile place for viewing. Watch live or recorded TV via your TiVo, find shows and schedule recordings and browse content via the guide, by genre or category, explore the cast and crew, and even see where the content is available whether it be through cable TV, Netflix, Hulu PlusTM, YouTube, Amazon Instant Video, through VOD in certain markets and more.
“What to Watch Now” combines real-time viewing data, recommendations and personal preferences to create a custom dashboard presenting the exact content you want most every time you sit down to watch TV. This feature allows you to categorize by content that is on TV now, starting within the next 30 minutes, or on later tonight. The TiVo app also allows you to watch content from your favorite Social Media feeds like Facebook and YouTube from the “What to Watch Now” screen. Categories include: Popular on TV, Sports on Now, Powered by Thuuz, Movies on TV, Kids, Favorite Channels, Viewer’s recorded TV, Shared by Friends, Popular on YouTube, and My YouTube Channels.
TiVo Roamio Plus and TiVo Roamio Pro users can seamlessly stream live or recorded programming to their iOS devices from anywhere there is a WiFi signal. Download recordings while at home or away via WiFi or cellular to watch when you have no connection. TiVo Stream users can stream live or recorded content to iOS devices within their home network and download shows to go.
Features of the TiVo app (some features are only available to TiVo Premiere or TiVo Roamio DVR customers):
> Out-of-home & in-home streaming: watch your live or recorded shows remotely anywhere you have Wi-Fi
> Out-of-home and in-home downloading: download your content to enjoy anywhere so that low bandwidth or lack of a Wi-Fi connection never slows you down
> What to Watch Now: no matter where you are, TiVo’s second screen dashboard provides instantaneous personalized recommendations the second you pull up your TiVo app, providing you with available content options to watch now, in the next 30 minutes, or tonight.
> Remote scheduling: browse and view the programming guide, manage recordings, check your To-Do List or set a Season Pass® any time – no matter where you are
> Mobile Search & discovery: figure out what’s on whether you’re in the office or a hotel and enjoy the same browsing tools you have with your TiVo at home (including the TiVo editorial Collections and show, cast and actor information)
> Use a TiVo remote control replica or our intuitive, gesture-based remote control
> Search across TV, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video & Hulu Plus – and get integrated results on what you’re looking for
> Explore cast and crew while watching a show
> And much more
Having troubles finding or connecting to your TiVo DVR? Try one or more of these steps:
* Restart your network router by unplugging it, waiting 30 seconds, and plugging it back in
* Restart your TiVo DVR by following the instructions in the TiVo menus under Settings & Messages > Help > Restart or Reset System > Restart the TiVo Box
What's New in Version 3.7.8
Improved streaming of premium content from Roamio DVRs
Resolved an issue introduced in 3.7.5 which impacted streaming and downloading of shows, from certain channels, from Roamio DVRs.
Minor bug fixes
Streaming Quality Not So Good
Streaming quality for a small screen, like a phone, is acceptable, but streaming to a large screen via AppleTV is unacceptable with low resolution and reduced frame rates (see Slingbox as the benchmark of good streaming quality). It would be nice if this app could natively connect to AppleTV without mirroring (it would fix the reduced frame rate issue). It was also be nice if this app could natively connect to a Roku box. Both of the later two functions are available on the Slingbox app, and work wonderfully.
3.7.8 and still lots of problems with protected content, which is a lot of cable TV (for example, Comedy Central). Streams freeze and cannot be restarted by the "Try Again" option despite being on a high quality 100Mbps+ home network. Shows rarely finish downloading before failing completely. Sometimes even downloaded shows won't play and have to be downloaded again.
I love it! Can catch up on my shows anywhere. I never have any problems. And customer service is very nice had to call once when there was a issue. For a free app, it’s easy to use and if there an issue there’s actual people to help.
Live TV is lagging quite a bit though. That’s my only complaint.
- Category: Entertainment
- Updated: Nov 09, 2017
- Version: 3.7.8
- Size: 45.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: TiVo, Inc
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.