TiVo® App for Android Phones: It’s here!   by

The much anticipated TiVo App for Android Phones is officially here! Now you can search, browse, explore and share comments about your favorite TV show or movie without interrupting what you’re already watching on your TiVo® DVR. If that’s not enough you’ll also be able to schedule your programs on the go and have the ability to use your phone as a remote. The TiVo App for Android Phones is now available.

Features of the App Include:

Guest Mode – If you don’t already have a TiVo DVR, you can still get the TiVo service experience through the new Guest Mode. Users can browse, search and scroll through program and channel guides and experience the simplicity of the TiVo interface.

Gesture-based controls – Now you can take complete control of all recordings, even move forward and backward though a show with a simple tap or swipe.

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, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video and more.

Share on Facebook and Twitter – From within the TiVo App, share and comment on what you’re watching.

The TiVo App for Android Phones supports all high definition TiVo DVRs, including the TiVo Premiere, Premiere XL, Series 3™, HD and HD XL DVRs*. A valid TiVo user account is required for full functionality.

For more information, please visit www.tivo.com/android.

*TiVo Series3™, HD and HD XL DVR users will enjoy the app’s guide, scheduling, remote control, search and explore features, but these users should anticipate a smaller set of features and capabilities than TiVo Premiere users. The current app version generally supports Android devices running OS 2.1 and above, and only on Android tablets that are 7” and smaller.

Evan Young is Sr. Director of Product Management for TiVo Inc. You can follow him @evan_young.

19 Responses to "TiVo® App for Android Phones: It’s here!"

  1. MegaZone says:

    Great app and much anticipated, glad to have it. But the current app seems to be limited to phones and 7″ tablets, reports are that it doesn’t show up in the market for users of larger tablets (10.1″, etc.) Is a dedicated, tablet-optimized app in the works – similar to the iPad app?

  2. The compatibility for the Droid Razr isn’t supported along with not being in the Kindle Fire app store. Would like to see support for both.

  3. Shawn Cole says:

    Awesome, cant wait to use. Get Glue support would be GREAT!

  4. Chris says:

    Awesome…. About time…. But 15 megs… Ouch….

  5. Ken says:

    Can we get a Windows Phone app, too? Pretty please?

  6. Jigsaw hc says:

    Glad the app is out, but it is a shame it only seems to support a handful of devices. And none of my more recent ones.

  7. alex says:

    What about watching your recordings on your phone? I have tivo and comcast DVR and the comcast DVR allows you to watch your program on your phone.

  8. John Ratliff says:

    Not compatible with Motorola Droid Bionic.

  9. John Ratliff says:

    Doesn’t work with Motorola Droid Bionic.

  10. TiVo Editor says:

    Hi All,

    To help clarify, the app is currently available to Android phones and tablets under 7″, though support for tablets above 7″ is coming soon as well.

    Hope this helps! We will keep you posted on that.

  11. Michele Newman says:

    Thank you for coming out with the app! Just bought the premiere XL today, already have two other tivo’s. I am very interested in the >7″ app version! Thanks for being awesome TiVo!

  12. Steve says:

    Ugh – no support for a T-Mobile Sensation 4g or Xoom? Boo… :(

    Any ETA for the updates?

  13. Zurkon says:

    Looks good, but can you tell us when it might be on the Amazon App Store? Thanks!

  14. Uwe says:

    Android Market claims “Your device isn’t compatible with this item”. My device is a Samsung Galaxy Note running Samsung’s stock, fully updated Android 2.3.6.

  15. jason says:

    Thank you!

  16. EddieRock says:

    Installed Tivo App just fine on my T-Mobile MyTouch4G But…. on my HP TouchPad with Android 4.0.3 CyanogenMod Version 9.0.0-RC0-Touchpad-alpha0.6. the app can’t find my Tivo. It says “No Compatible Boxes Found”. Yes, it’s connected to my LAN. I haven’t found a way around this yet. HELP!!!! Please come out with a fix ASAP!

  17. Nightowl says:

    I’m with Alex. I would love to be able to watch shows I recorded on my TiVo HD on my Droid Razr.

  18. MacNate says:

    Another *unsupported* is the Asus Transormer TF-101.
    I don’t feel all that bad due to TiVo doing *very little* for Macintrash users also.

  19. Lucie Kruger says:

    Great app ….. does it run on iphone .. please update me :)

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