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TiVo App Updated For Better iPhone 5, iOS 6 Compatibility

Posted by Rob LeFebvre on November 13th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

The TiVo app lets you to search, browse, discover and share programs from your TiVo DVR, without having to stop watching the show on the TV. Talk about convenient! If you have TiVo Stream on your account, you can even watch shows right on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch so you always have your TV shows with you.

The latest app update includes the following:

What's New in Version 2.1
·iPhone 5 Support is here!
·TiVo Stream connectivity improvements
·Fixed rotation issues introduced by iOS6
·General Bug Fixes

TiVo App Now Available for the iPad

Posted by Joey Davidson on January 19th, 2011
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

As Comcast updates their interesting Xfinity app, TiVo delivers on their long awaited iPad promise. TiVo for the iPad makes use of the massive real estate, the touch controls and the snappy navigation potential within the device in order to deliver, according to them, “the world’s most amazing remote control.”

The app has been designed specifically with the TiVo Premiere and Premiere XL boxes in mind. The whole pitch with this application is that you can now search, browse and share without ever interrupting your television viewing. From the application, users will be able to browse channel listings (up to 14 days in advance), set and manage recordings, view actor and actress bios and even comment on specific shows, events and movies.

TiVo’s also included the ability for users to post to Facebook and Twitter from the application in relation to what they’re currently watching or doing.

The TiVo system has always been designed to work in conjunction with users’ home television setups. Its purpose is to complement the experience customers already receive. With the Xfinity app from Comcast and this new TiVo iPad app, the marketplace is getting tougher and tougher to manage. Comcast keeps adding functionality to what they offer, at a cost, as they try to push competitors like TiVo away from the market.

It actually looks like the only thing TiVo’s application does that Comcast’s doesn’t is the ability to discover and learn more about programming and actors. And with the potential addition of live streaming to the Xfinity application, is TiVo’s wonder remote enough to keep the device relevant? Our guess: probably. People do love their TiVo.

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TuneIn Radio Review

Posted by Chris Kirby on December 22nd, 2010
+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

Price: $0.99
Version Reviewed: 1.7.1
Device Reviewed On: iPad

iPhone/iPad Integration Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar
User Interface Rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar
Re-use Value Rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar

There's no shortage of radio apps on the App Store, but good, inexpensive ones with a large number of station choices are a bit harder to find than most. That's where TuneIn Radio comes into play. TuneIn provides solid support for Radiotime presets as well as DVR-style controls for rewinding and recording favorite songs and shows.

The core interface for TuneIn Radio looks an awful lot like iTunes, but that's not a bad thing. The left-hand side of the screen displays major headings for radio stations - from location-based stations, to music, talk or sports. Choosing one of these opens sub-menus, and each of these opens a sub-menu, and so on and so on until you find a station you prefer. Stations are imported from the online Radiotime service, so there are literally thousands to choose from, plus you can enter specific URLs for more esoteric stations that might not be featured via Radiotime. If you've already got a Radiotime account (as I do, since I use Radiotime with WunderRadio) all you have to do is enter your user name and password and your favorites/bookmarks will be imported. Otherwise, you'll create bookmarks as you work your way through the program. Either way works smoothly and seamlessly, so you will not have a hard time creating a cache of your favorite stations in no time.

What really sets TuneIn apart from its competitors, however, is its use of DVR-style record/rewind/fast forward functions. At any point during a listening session, all you have to do is click the record button and you will record as long as you remain on that station (it will even spool back and record the bit you listened to before clicking record). Even better, you can set a timer on your iPad or iPhone (TuneIn is, gratefully, a universal app) to begin recording when and what you want. Have a favorite daily show? No problem. Just set the timer and listen at your convenience. The background tasking of iOS 4.2 means you don't have to keep the program open in order for this to work either.

Recordings are all stored, naturally enough, under the "Recordings" side heading, but therein lies a small problem. There is no way to export your recordings or save them to anything other than TuneIn. This sounds like more of a issue with Apple than with the app developer, but it would certainly be nice to export your saved programs to iTunes or other similar programs.

Finally, it should be noted that TuneIn supports audio-only AirPlay features, so you can send programs to your Apple TV if you wish. It's not an Earth-shaking feature, but it's a nice inclusion nonetheless.

TuneIn handles streaming audio (and recording that audio) very well. Considering its low price point of $0.99, and the fact that it's a universal app, it's a good choice for anyone looking for a radio app for their iPad and iPhone.

i.TV Fuels the TV Addict With Their 2.0 Update

Posted by Jeff Scott on August 19th, 2009
+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

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[/caption]i.TV announced today that their massive 2.0 update has been submitted to the iTunes App Store. This update includes a striking new feature that turns your iPhone or iPod Touch into a remote control. Initially the app will only support Tivo devices, but the framework is there to allow other remotes to be added. You can now view the TV listings and instantly switch to the channel it's on, schedule it for recording by your DVR, or download it from iTunes.

This is on top of their already impressive feature list of this all-in-one TV addicts app. Features include TV listings, show information and user ratings, Tivo recording, NetFlix queue management, iTunes and YouTube integration, movie showtimes and ticket buying.

More details on the new release:

Introducing i.TV 2.0
New look, iTunes, alerts, and remote control

Remote Control: i.TV now combines the TV guide and the remote control on an iPhone or iPod touch. Remote controls are powered by the i.TV Remote Control Framework, which allows third parties to develop remote controls for use on the i.TV platform.

TiVo remote: TiVo is the first to introduce a soft remote on i.TV. You can now change the channel, fast forward, record and most importantly play your favorite shows and movies, with just a tap on your iPhone or iPod touch.

New look: i.TV now has a simplified and streamlined user interface.

iTunes: From within i.TV, discover related TV and movie content and then tap to download from iTunes.

Push notifications: Set alerts for when your favorite TV shows air. Never miss a show again.

Here's the into movie that shows you the new interface of i.TV 2.0.

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