Before you begin, make sure you are running the latest iOS software and that you have a compatible TiVo box connected to your home network.
Download the TiVo app from the iTunes App Store. It's free! If you already have the app, make sure you are running the latest version, with no updates pending. (Note: The TiVo app will not run on jailbroken iOS devices.)
The first time you launch your TiVo app, you'll go through a one-time set-up process. It only takes a minute.
The What to Watch screen is the first screen you'll see when you enter the app. Use the filter strip across the top of the screen to browse for shows that are available to stream, watch live, bookmark, or record.
Tap on a show image and then tap Get This Show for options. Depending on the selected title, you’ll be able to set up a OnePass for a series, record or bookmark an episode or season, or bookmark or record a movie or view upcoming showings. (If you already have a OnePass search, bookmark, or recording set up for the show, you’ll also see an option to modify your options.)
Find, explore, and watch shows in just a few taps of the screen. Give it a try:
To get to the My Shows list, tap My Shows at the bottom of the screen. This list mirrors the My Shows list on your TiVo box. You’ll see categories listed on the left side of the list (on an iPad) or in a drop-down menu (on an iPhone) to help you find what you’re looking for.
Tap a show’s title to see the Series or Movie screen. The episode selected in the WatchList, or the movie, can be played by tapping the Play icon at the top of the screen. Or, depending on the title, you can add a bookmark (if available), edit your OnePass, delete the episode/movie, or download it to your device. In the bottom part of the screen, you can view other episodes in your WatchList, explore cast and crew, see a list of upcoming episodes, and more.
To watch a show on your TV (sometimes called "casting" a show), tap the drop-down menu under the Play icon and choose "On TV."
Tip: To quickly delete shows in your WatchList, tap “Edit” and select the shows to delete.
With a recording selected, selected, tap the download icon to download the recording to your mobile device. This will allow you to watch it when you’re not connected to Wi-Fi. You’ll find downloaded shows in the Downloads category of My Shows.
Note: Downloaded shows are available to watch only from the TiVo app. If you uninstall the TiVo app, the downloads will be deleted from your iPad/iPhone.
Control your TiVo box from the TiVo app. Simply Tap the remote control icon at the bottom of an iPad screen, or tap More > Remote Control on an iPhone, to bring up the app’s remote. Note that you may need to scroll down to see all of the buttons.
Note: The remote control is not available when you are away from your home network.
Manage your To Do List and OnePass searches, and view your DVR’s recording activity from inside the TiVo app. Tap Manage for options:
You can reach the Info screen at any time by tapping the Info button on an iPad, or by tapping More > Info on an iPhone. This screen displays information about the show that's currently airing on your TiVo box. As you change channels, the Info screen will update to reflect the show you're watching.
Note: The Info screen is not available when you are away from your home network.
To post or tweet about a show, simply choose a show from your My Shows list, the Guide, or What to Watch, and then tap the sharing icon.
Note: You must be logged on to the Facebook or Twitter app to post/tweet directly from the TiVo app.
To connect to a different TiVo box in your network, tap Settings (on the iPad) or tap More > Settings (on the iPhone). Then tap the name of the currently-selected TiVo box to open the drop-down menu of available boxes.
To change settings or get help, tap the gear icon at the top of the screen (on the iPad), or tap More > Settings (on the iPhone).
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