Regular old television remotes might have cut the mustard when all we had to do was adjust the volume and change the channel. These days, you want your TV to do more, so you need a remote to do more. And that’s where the TiVo Premiere app is supposed to come into play.
Offered as a free download for your iPad, this app is said to take the idea of a remote and go further. After you’ve linked your iPad with your TiVo Premiere or Premiere XL set-top box, you can control just about everything.
Yes, you can change the channel, but more importantly, you can access the full program guide, manage your recordings (both single recordings and season-long shindigs), and read up on the details of all your favorite shows. They’ve even tossed in Facebook and Twitter integration for good measure.
For my part, I think the most interesting feature is being able to review your recorded content from your iPad, remotely beginning playback at your leisure while keeping your TV showing whatever it’s showing.
The TiVo(R) Premiere App for the iPad, Now Available in the Apple iTunes App Store
Powerful New Companion Lets You Search, Browse, Explore and Share Your Favorite Entertainment All Without Interrupting Whatever Is Playing on Your TV
ALVISO, CA, Jan 18, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO)
WHO: TiVo today announced the availability of the TiVo(R) Premiere App for iPad, the companion app for TiVo Premiere.
WHAT: The TiVo(R) Premiere App for the iPad is the ultimate remote control for the TiVo Premiere. The app offers a true two-screen TV experience that turns your iPad into command central for your TiVo Premiere box. The app brings the best of what TiVo has to offer on a second screen, so you can surface new content, view guides, schedule and manage recordings, get recommendations, or investigate a particular actor’s entire resume — all without interrupting your program.
– Browse your recorded shows and launch a video with the flick of a
finger on your TiVo Premiere
– Browse the full-screen program guide without interrupting video
– Share on Facebook and Twitter what you’re watching now or your
thoughts on a favorite shows directly from the TiVo iPad app
– Schedule one-time and Season Pass(R) recordings with a few flicks
of the finger
– Manage Season Pass recordings and the To-Do List from the sofa or
while on the go
– Schedule, delete and reprioritize recordings for your favorite shows
– Search for all of your favorite TV shows, movies, actors or directors
across both broadcast and broadband from Netflix, Amazon Video On
Demand, and more — and see integrated results
– Explore cast and crew and other recommendations of your favorite shows
without interrupting the big screen
WHEN: The TiVo Premiere App is available now for free in the Apple iTunes store.
HOW: Download the TiVo Premiere App for iPad from the iTunes App Store. To see a sneak peek of the app, visit youtube.com/tivo.
Users must have a TiVo Premiere or TiVo Premiere XL box and an active paid subscription to the TiVo service. TiVo and the TiVo logo are trademarks of TiVo Inc. or its subsidiaries worldwide. Copyright 2011 TiVo Inc. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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