TiVo Premiere app turns iPad into remote, program guide

TiVo is working to make the iPad the ultimate companion to your TV. The company has announced the TiVo Premiere app for iPad, which will let TiVo customers browse full-screen program guides on their iPads without interrupting playback, schedule one-time recordings and Season Pass recordings while on-the-go, and control playback with simple gestures, among other things.

TiVo Premiere for iPad turns your iPad into a dedicated display for TiVo’s user interface, letting you search, browse, explore, and share your shows without interrupting whatever is playing on your TV.

The app uses gesture-based controls to let you easily navigate TV channels, launch shows, or drag forward and back through a show with simple taps and swipes. You can also schedule and manage your DVR recordings from the iPad while on-the-go and post comments about a specific show or movie on your Twitter or Facebook page.

The TiVo Premiere App will be available for free at the App Store in the coming weeks and will require a TiVo Premiere or TiVo Premiere XL box and an existing account with TiVo.

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