ALVISO, CA–(Marketwire – Jul 12, 2011) – TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), the creator of and a leader in advanced television services including digital video recorders (DVRs), today announced its TiVo® App is now available for iPhone and iPod touch. The TiVo App allows users to search, browse, explore and share comments about their favorite programs all without interrupting the programming currently playing on their TiVo box. Whether replacing the remote as a handheld digital console from the command of the couch or as an on-the-go show scheduler, the free TiVo App enhances the look and feel that TiVo users have come to know and love.
TiVo combines the best of broadcast content and access to the world’s largest on demand library from services like Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, YouTube, Pandora and more. Whether TiVo users prefer on demand movies, web content or live TV, the TiVo App enhances the overall TiVo experience.
Based on TiVo’s signature TV experience, the TiVo App also brings intuitive remote control operations to the tips of users’ fingers with simple gesture-based controls. Users can quickly uncover program guides and information, view, schedule and manage recordings, get recommendations, or even explore an actor’s entire career with a single tap. The high-resolution screen and Retina Display of iPhone and iPod touch make viewing the onscreen navigation simple and easy. Since the controls are built right into the app, TiVo lovers never need to worry about losing the remote control to their entertainment universe.
Features of the TiVo App include:
“As the maker of the world’s first and only smart DVR, offering a brilliant TV experience, the TiVo App is an extension of TiVo’s best-in-class user experience to iPhone and iPod touch users. By integrating these devices, the TiVo experience never leaves a users’ side, allowing them a new way to access and interact with their TiVo DVR,” said Jim Denney, vice president and general manager of product marketing for TiVo. “The new Guest Mode feature is an important addition, as even non-TiVo users have the opportunity to navigate and interact with TiVo’s hallmark service and see what they’ve been missing.”
The TiVo App is available for free from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, or at www.itunes.com/appstore.
The TiVo App for iPhone supports all high definition TiVo DVRs, including TiVo Premiere, Premiere XL, Series3™, HD and HD XL.* A valid TiVo user account is required for full functionality.