TiVo’s New Remote: The iPad

By  |  Monday, November 22, 2010 at 7:13 am

Okay, time for some good news about TiVo: The company is launching a free iPad app “in the coming weeks.” It’s a remote control for TiVo Premiere boxes (early ones, sadly, won’t work) that essentially puts a slick, touch-friendly version of the TiVo interface onto the tablet, so you can find stuff to watch and otherwise wrangle your TiVo without using its remote or interrupting whatever’s on the screen at the time.

And judging from TiVo’s demo video, it looks really neat.

Obvious question: Might TiVo tweak this app so it not only let you find shows but also permitted you to watch them on the iPad? It wouldn’t be an insurmountable technical challenge to do so, presumably. So why not make it happen–especially since TiVo to Go already permits TiVo owners to route video from the box to other devices?

 
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  1. steveymacjr Says:

    "Obvious question: Might TiVo tweak this app so it not only let you find shows but also permitted you to watch them on the iPad? It wouldn’t be an insurmountable technical challenge to do so, presumably. So why not make it happen–especially since TiVo to Go already permits TiVo owners to route video from the box to other devices?"
    My Guess: Lawyers.
    or they haven't figured out the right monthly fee for this feature.

  2. lonewillowfarm Says:

    Tivo sucks! If you're really a Techy, make yourself a Media Player box and control everything yourself. It's much easier to upgrade and you don't have to PAY for crappy Tivo service! JMHO.

  3. Jarod Says:

    If they don't allow streaming to other devices within your house soon like the iPad, iPhone, Apple TV or Boxee Box, I think they will slowly die off. People are not going to purchase another TiVO premiere and the monthly service so they can watch it in another room.

    Just my 2 cents. For a Black Friday deal, I'm offering my advice for only 1 cent . Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

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