Report: TiVo Android and iPhone apps coming soon

iPhone and Android phone users who also have a TiVo DVR device have been waiting patiently for some kind of official app that would help control and manager their TiVos from afar. Well, that may finally be happening soon. Zatz Not Funny's web site is reporting that a new article for the print magazine CEPro states, "For TiVo owners, the California-based company developed control and management apps for the iPad and (soon) the iPhone and Android OS products."

As the article mentioned, there is indeed a free TiVo app available specifically for Apple's iPad. It was first announced in November 2010 and launched in January 2011. The app, which works only with TiVo Premiere products, lets users check out the TiVo's program guide without having to interrupt the playback of a show recorded on your TV. It also lets users schedule new shows to be recorded even when they are not at home, search for content via channels, post comments about shows via Twitter and Facebook and more.

It's unclear exactly when the iPhone and Android apps will be released or if they will have as many features as the iPad app. There's also no word if there might be a separate Android TiVo app made especially for Android-based tablets.

Earlier this month TiVo announced two new products made for cable TV operators. One is the TiVo Premiere Q which has four (or quad, hence the Q) tuners. The other is the the TiVo Preview,  the company's first non-DVR HD set-top box

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My wife will like this for her phone, but I'd rather see TiVo Desktop turned in to a WHS 2011 addin w/streaming. Understandably that would be a smaller audience than preparing an app for Android and iOS.

zeke009 said,
My wife will like this for her phone, but I'd rather see TiVo Desktop turned in to a WHS 2011 addin w/streaming. Understandably that would be a smaller audience than preparing an app for Android and iOS.

tivo always says they wont do streaming due to "legal issues" yet their main competitor Moxi does it perfectly fine, which never made any sense

BGM said,
will it work with Virgin Media TiVo ?

Most likely not, the iPad one doesn't work with Virgin Media yet.
It is up to Virgin to get those sorted out, but I'm pretty sure it is in the pipe line. As I read a reply from a top virgin person stating he saw the TiVo app for the ipad and it was great, so there looking in to it.

BGM said,
will it work with Virgin Media TiVo ?

These are for standalone unbranded tivo's... usually cable company versions are stripped down versions or they altered them in some way but wanted the tivo name on them... comcast's tivo wasn't even a tivo, but tivo UI software running on a junk Motorola box