‘TiVo App for iPad’ Brings TiVo Premiere a Second Screen Option and Social TV Features


Looks like TiVo has been paying attention to the Social TV space and what Comcast has been up to with the Xfinity TV App for iPad. The company today is announcing the availability of a new FREE iPad app that essentially functions as a second screen for the TiVo set-top. So while watching live TV, users can navigate an optimized TiVo UI on their iPad, view upcoming shows, select shows to watch or record, dig deeper into a show or movie’s metadata, and even update their Facebook and Twitter profiles on what they’re watching. The app, like Google TV, also scans third-party services when searching to provide users additional on-demand options from partners like Netflix and Amazon Video On Demand. A demo of the new app is attached below.

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TiVo Announces Companion App for iPad

App Combined With iPad Creates the World’s Ultimate Remote Control

ALVISO, CA, Nov 22, 2010 — TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), a leader in advanced television services, including digital video recorders (DVRs), today announced a powerful new TiVo app for the iPad. The app will be available for free from the Apple iTunes App store in the coming weeks. The TiVo(R) Premiere App enables you to search, browse, explore and share your favorite entertainment all without interrupting whatever is playing on your TV. Since the app works in tandem with what you are watching, iPad is now the ultimate remote control and companion device for TiVo Premiere users.

By bringing its best in class high-definition user interface to iPad, TiVo has created a true two-screen TV experience. TiVo Premiere users will get access to a full set of TiVo capabilities on iPad, providing a richer TV viewing experience for both live TV and Internet video while kicking back on the sofa. Plus, users will also be able to schedule and manage their DVR recordings while on-the-go.

The TiVo Premiere App for iPad includes:

  • Gesture based control — Take complete control of all recordings, even dragging forward and back through a show with a simple tap or swipe
  • Start watching what you want — Launch a recorded show, live TV or streaming video with the swipe of a finger
  • Program guide — Browse your full-screen TV program guide without interrupting TV viewing
  • Schedule — Schedule one-time recordings and Season Pass recordings from the device at home or on-the-go
  • Get more from your shows and movies — Explore cast and crew and other recommendations of your favorite shows without interrupting the big screen
  • Search — 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
  • Share comments with your friends — From within the TiVo Premiere App, comment and share your thoughts to Facebook or Twitter about the show you are currently watching

“We’re bringing TiVo’s innovative user interface from the TV directly to your fingertips, taking your TV viewing experience to a whole new level,” said Jim Denney, vice president and general manager of product marketing for TiVo. “The new TiVo Premiere App takes our best in class user-interface and brings it to iPad’s stunning, high-resolution display and innovative Multi Touch interface. There’s no better example of TiVo’s passion for innovation and focus on ease-of-use than the TiVo Premiere App for iPad, and no better reason to give the gift of TiVo this year.”

The TiVo Premiere App will be available for free from the App Store on iPad or at www.itunes.com/appstore/. Users must have a TiVo Premiere or TiVo Premiere XL box and an existing account with TiVo.

To learn more about the app visit www.tivo.com/ipad.

The Perfect Holiday Gift Holiday pricing for TiVo Premiere and TiVo Premiere XL boxes makes it even easier to give the one gift that will keep on giving the best of TV, movies, Web and music all year long. For a limited time, TiVo Premiere is available for $99.99 with a one-year commitment of $19.99 per month — a $200 upfront savings.* TiVo Premiere XL is available for $299.99 with a one-year commitment at $19.99 per month.**

*Compared to TiVo Premiere $299 MSRP. **Promotional offers for TiVo Premiere and Premiere XL expire December 31, 2010. See tivo.com for offer details, terms and conditions.

About TiVo Inc. Founded in 1997, TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO) developed the first commercially available digital video recorder (DVR). TiVo offers the TiVo service and TiVo DVRs directly to consumers online at www.tivo.com and through third-party retailers. TiVo also distributes its technology and services through solutions tailored for cable, satellite and broadcasting companies. Since its founding, TiVo has evolved into the ultimate single solution media center by combining its patented DVR technologies and universal cable box capabilities with the ability to aggregate, search, and deliver millions of pieces of broadband, cable, and broadcast content directly to the television. An economical, one-stop-shop for in-home entertainment, TiVo’s intuitive functionality and ease of use puts viewers in control by enabling them to effortlessly navigate the best digital entertainment content available through one box, with one remote, and one user interface, delivering the most dynamic user experience on the market today. TiVo also continues to weave itself into the fabric of the media industry by providing interactive advertising solutions and audience research and measurement ratings services to the television industry www.tivo.com

TiVo and the TiVo logo are trademarks trademarks of TiVo Inc. or its subsidiaries worldwide. Copyright 2010 TiVo Inc. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.




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