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TiVo

by TiVo, Inc.
Rated: All Ages
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (244 customer reviews)

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Latest Updates

What's new in version 3.0.0-801852
  • TiVo for Android and Amazon Fire version 3.0 with support for OnePass
  • Introduces OnePass and What to Watch in a completely redesigned experience

Product Details

  • ASIN: B006WBKPGA
  • Release Date: January 11, 2012
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (244 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,612 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Enabled for new TiVo OnePass feature

Product Description

TiVo® DVR customers that now enjoy OnePass can get the full TiVo experience on their Android device with this completely redesigned FREE TiVo App.

Looking for an App supporting Season Pass and TiVo Series 3 DVRs?
Look for the TiVo Classic App in the Amazon App Store.


This App brings the best of the TiVo mobile features. It turns your Android phone or tablet into command central for your TiVo DVR*. It also also allows you to stream live or recorded shows to your mobile device**, so you can keep up with your favorite shows from anywhere.


This App makes it easier than ever to find great shows to watch on TV with TiVo's What To Watch feature, showcasing the best of TV available for you to tune to. Whether you are a Sports fan, Movie buff, TV addict or just looking for appropriate programs for your kids, What To Watch will show you what's on for you.
What to Watch also allows you quick access to your favorite shows available in your My Shows.



The App completes the experience with a full Guide showing you what's on and upcoming on your TV so you can plan what to watch next, or create OnePass and single recording anywhere you are.


My Shows now fully leverages TiVo's OnePass feature and helps you start watching your favorite shows in just a few taps.


Search not only finds your favorite TV Shows and Movies whether they're on TV, Netflix, Amazon or any other provider supported through your TiVo DVR, but also includes searching for cast & crew and channels.
Channel search will take you back to the guide from anywhere you are in the App and highlight the selected channel.


Already watching a show on TV? Find more about it and explore its episodes and cast & crew with the App's Info screen.


The App includes OnePass Manager and To Do List so you can manage your existing OnePasses and upcoming recordings anywhere you are.


Finally, the App adds a remote for you to control your DVR from your mobile device.


Having troubles finding or connecting to your TiVo DVR? Try one or more of these steps:
- Restart your network router by unplugging it, waiting 30 seconds, and plugging it back in
- Restart your TiVo DVR by following the instructions in the TiVo menus under Settings & Messages > Help > Restart or Reset System > Restart the TiVo Box
- Go to http://support.tivo.com/android for more troubleshooting tips


*This App supports TiVo Series 4 (TiVo Premiere series) and Series 5 (TiVo Roamio series) DVRs.

**Requires Amazon Kindle device running Android 4.1 or above with a non-Intel or AMD chipset (sold separately). 4-tuner TiVo Roamio requires TiVo Stream accessory (sold separately). Out-of-home streaming supports streaming to only one of your Android (or iOS) devices at a time. Not all recorded content can be streamed to an Android mobile device (due to copy protection assigned by content provider and/or other technical limitations). Some recorded content can only be streamed to your Android mobile device while you are on the same network as your TiVo Stream or TiVo Roamio Plus/Pro DVR (as applicable). Out of-home streaming may not be available for all recorded content. Visit tivo.com for additional details.

Technical Details

  • Size: 11.1MB
  • Version: 3.0.0-801852
  • Developed By: TiVo, Inc.
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Mount and unmount file systems for removable storage
    • Read from external storage
    • Read only access to device state
    • Enter Wi-Fi Multicast mode
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Read or write the system settings
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Access information about networks
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 4.0
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 90 seconds

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars
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40 of 45 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Missing features January 20, 2012
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The app seems to work ok, but it's missing some important features. It also has trouble seeing all of my TiVo's (I have two premieres, a Tivo HD, and a Series 2). There needs to be a 'manually add Tivo by IP' option instead of doing straight up network scans, especially since some of us have networks that don't propagate broadcast traffic across segments. If you click the 'Missing box?' button then go to the 'TiVo App for Android Troubleshooting' link, you get a 404 not found page.

Third, this app seems to be restricted to certain devices. My Kindle Fire seems to work ok, but my wife's Nook running CyanogenMod 7 is unable to download.

Fourth, C'mon, TiVo. Roll out features to your existing customers on Series 2 and HD models! It's not like we're not paying your subscription fees. It's ridiculous that I can only see the to-do list and season pass manager on my Premiere models.

Fifth, I should be able to stream recorded shows on my Kindle Fire from my TiVo box.

Sixth, every time I switch the Tivo I'm controlling, it asks me to log in again to the website. It should remember me.

Seventh, every time I go to the 'select a box' screen, it does another scan of my network to pick up TiVos. This is VERY annoying as I have to sit and wait for it to finish. Let me put in a static IP address for my Tivo boxes!
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great app. with one major exception. January 18, 2012
By Gorio
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The app. works great on my Kindle Fire, but worthless away from home network. I can already schedule recordings while away by accessing tivo.com from my phone or Kindle, but it would be nice to see my To Do List, My Shows, and other features that work fine at home. Pointless to have an app. that duplicates what I can already do with the tivo remote right next to me.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars pretty good; 2 issues January 13, 2012
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Pretty cool to be able to control my Tivo on my Kindle Fire. A couple issues: scrolling the TV listings sometimes hangs for some seconds while it's loading the rest of the listings -- I suspect this is due to the developer(s) trying to load the listings in the UI thread -- load the listings in a separate background thread instead and you should be able to resolve the scrolling unresponsiveness issue. Secondly, on my Kindle Fire, I have to scroll to get to the bottom half of the visual Tivo Remote -- the Kindle Fire's display is good enough that you can display the Tivo Remote fully without requiring the user to scroll the display -- there are Android SDK calls you can make to obtain/calculate the physical dimensions of the screen -- if the screen is bigger than a certain size, just display the full Tivo Remote.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great app to control tivo March 6, 2013
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This app is basically a fancy remote control. It could offer the ability to actually watch a recorded program with it. However, it is free and does offer a way to interact with the TiVo without having to sit in front of the TV.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Needs Improvements November 15, 2013
By Sabine
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This would be an awesome app if you could actually watch shows from your dvr on your kindle Fire tablet. The only tablet that you can, is an Apple IOS. Tivo needs to work on this, because as it is now, the application is useless for me.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars much ado about nothing January 21, 2014
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This app fails miserably Period. I can see what is programmed on my Tivo, but it won't allow streaming video. Keeps saying I'm not connected to the same wireless network. Won't accept media access key....Had to give 1 star bcz they won't allow anything less.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars the 90's called...they want their app back April 23, 2014
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TiVo...what are you doing??? I paid several hundred dollars for your device, and then pay 16 bucks a month to give me a cleaner interface than Verizon's standard DVR provides. What do I get in return? An absolutely hideous app that is literally so unintuitive that it isn't even worth installing. The app is unresponsive, prohibitively slow, and terribly laid out. It's like the designers looked at the Android design guidelines, and then laughed as they threw it all out the window.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great program to set up your tivo remotely October 11, 2013
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Easy to use. Lets you set up your Tivo when you are no where near your remote. It also acts as a Tivo remote from the same room.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Love My TiVo!
Love my TiVo! Now I don't have to rent one of those lousy Cable provided DVR's!!
Published 1 day ago by Rodney L. Ulrich
1.0 out of 5 stars Keeps crashing
I installed on my new Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and every time I try launching the app it crashes.
Published 8 days ago by Hackhound
5.0 out of 5 stars so when I heard that companies don't make the DVR's so we can record...
We don't have the option of getting cable, so when I heard that companies don't make the DVR's so we can record TV shows anymore I was glad to hear about the TiVo. Read more
Published 19 days ago by Allium
1.0 out of 5 stars Not very compatible with Kindle Fire
The current version of the app does NOT work on the Fire HD. I have done extensive testing with the Tivo and a Kindle Fire, and I can say with absolutely certainty, that although... Read more
Published 20 days ago by Mike Dalton
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Only works for streaming, as far as I can tell. The iOS versions allow downloads.
Published 27 days ago by Janeway
1.0 out of 5 stars I'm not happy.
Can't stream. That's the whole reason I bought a tivo roamio. I'm not happy.
Published 1 month ago by Jeremy Jonsson
1.0 out of 5 stars Not working
Streaming not working in updated version. Not happy at all.
Published 1 month ago by carltonsisk
1.0 out of 5 stars I was using it instead of the tv because it didn't disturb my wife and...
The new version, which you need to see newer shows, doesn't have a fast forward button and using a bluetooth keyboard doesn't give it that capability either. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Kenneth A. Burkenheim
4.0 out of 5 stars OK but needs something
I like the concept, but some of the features need tweaked and more user friendly..such as recording a TV series and FF through commercials With on demand.
Published 1 month ago by Chip Fischer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 1 month ago by bima352
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What kindles does the streaming work on with this app
I have a Kindle Fire HD 7 (2012). I have the current TiVo app version (2.0.1) and streaming does not work. The app detects that I have a streaming-capable TiVo device but I get the "streaming not supported" error after trying to link. Remote and scheduling functions work; not... Read More
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