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Thursday, May 24, 2012

TiVO to Offer Streaming Device for iOS

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 04:00 AM

http://www.imore.com/2012/05/22/tiv...dly-settop-box/

"TiVO recently announced a new TV-side device that can stream shows right to your iPhone and iPad."

I suppose it's nice to be able to watch what you want around the house without having to wrestle with other family members for control of the TV, but the big problem I have with these restrictions is that you can't watch your shows while outside of your home. I can do this however with my Dish Network using the Sling Adapter, why can't other companies do something similar? What are your thoughts?


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

TiVo Releases iPhone Native App

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 05:00 PM

http://www.electronista.com/article...ith.iphone.too/

"TiVo lived up to earlier clues and on Tuesday posted an iPhone-native version of its iOS app (free, App Store). The now universal app provides the same DVR scheduling, content browsing, and remote control as on the iPad but in a more condensed form that also works on the iPod touch. The only missing feature is support for a flick-to-play gesture that works only on the iPad's larger screen."

I loved the TiVo I used to have, and wish I had one now. Dish Network DVRs suck, but that is another story! Anyway, for you lucky TiVo owners, the app supports Premiere Series 4 DVRs, as well as limited support for Series 3 including the TiVo HD and HD XL. Sorry Android owners, your app will come later!


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

TiVo for the iPad

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 05:00 AM

http://www.insanely-great.com/news....nely+Great+Mac)

"TiVo announced Monday an upcoming iPad app for its TiVo Premiere boxes. The app looks to essentially put the new TiVo Premiere user interface on the iPad. Users should be able to navigate options and type in searching options for TV programming, Netflix, and Web content. TiVo promises to bring the full TiVo experience, in addition to some interesting social media hooks."

This is supposed to be in the App Store later this week.


Thursday, July 29, 2010

Will There Be an Apple DVR Running TiVo?

Posted by Joe Johaneman in "Other Apple Hardware" @ 07:00 AM

http://macenstein.com/default/2010/...-probably-suck/

"Yesterday's rumor du jour was that Apple will be partnering with Tivo for an upcoming update to the Apple TV which will finally bring DVR capabilities to Apple's "hobby". Given that I am in the market for a new DVR, on the surface this would be welcome news for me, as an Apple-branded DVR would likely fit in perfectly with my Mac-Centric entertainment system. However, the more I thought about it, the more I realized that an Apple-branded DVR would likely suck. Here's why."

Dr. Macenstein gives four reasons why an Apple-Branded TiVo DVR would suck. My problem with the whole thing: I don't think there's any truth to the rumor of an Apple/TiVo alliance. I don't usually like to wade into the Apple rumor mill, but I'm pretty confident here that there will never be an Apple DVR, never mind one that would have TiVo's software on it. I see the AppleTV evolving into an iOS-based device, since iOS-on-everything seems to be the direction Apple is headed, at least in their consumer electronics division. Perhaps we'll even see the AppleTV division merged with the iPad division. Just add an HDMI-out to the iPad, and you have a pretty compelling replacement for the AppleTV. TiVo generally insists on their interface being included on any device they work with. Apple likes to control the entire experience. Apple and TiVo is a non-starter. Both companies care a lot about the user experience, but they have very different visions of what that experience should be. A quick look at an Apple Remote and a TiVo Remote will quickly demonstrate the difference. I'd really be interested in hearing what others think about the Apple/Tivo rumors. If you have an opinion, share your thoughts in the comments.


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