The free TiVo App for iOS is the ultimate entertainment app serving up control, discovery and a mobile place for viewing. Watch live or recorded TV via your TiVo, find shows and schedule recordings and browse content via the guide, by genre or category, explore the cast and crew, and even see where the content is available whether it be through cable TV, Netflix, Hulu PlusTM, YouTube, Amazon Instant Video, through VOD in certain markets and more. 

“What to Watch” combines real-time viewing data, recommendations and personal preferences to create a custom dashboard presenting the exact content you want most every time you sit down to watch TV. This feature allows you to categorize by content that is on TV now, starting within the next 30 minutes, or on later tonight. Categories include: Popular on TV, Sports on Now, Powered by Thuuz, Movies on TV, Kids, Favorite Channels, Viewer’s recorded TV, Shared by Friends.

TiVo Roamio Plus and TiVo Roamio Pro users can seamlessly stream live or recorded programming to their iOS devices from anywhere there is a WiFi signal. Download recordings while at home or away via WiFi or cellular to watch when you have no connection. TiVo Stream users can stream live or recorded content to iOS devices within their home network and download shows to go. 

Features of the TiVo app (some features are only available to TiVo Premiere or TiVo Roamio DVR customers): 

> Out-of-home & in-home streaming: watch your live or recorded shows remotely anywhere you have Wi-Fi 

> Out-of-home and in-home downloading: download your content to enjoy anywhere so that low bandwidth or lack of a Wi-Fi connection never slows you down 

> What to Watch Now: no matter where you are, TiVo’s second screen dashboard provides instantaneous personalized recommendations the second you pull up your TiVo app, providing you with available content options to watch now, in the next 30 minutes, or tonight. 

> Remote scheduling: browse and view the programming guide, manage recordings, check your To-Do List or set a Season Pass® any time – no matter where you are 

> Mobile Search & discovery: figure out what’s on whether you’re in the office or a hotel and enjoy the same browsing tools you have with your TiVo at home (including the TiVo editorial Collections and show, cast and actor information) 

> Use a TiVo remote control replica or our intuitive, gesture-based remote control 

> Search across TV, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video & Hulu Plus – and get integrated results on what you’re looking for 

> Explore cast and crew while watching a show 

> And much more 

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

What’s New

Version 4.5.1

Fix for some of the TiVo Stream users not able to stream or download their recordings
Stability improvements

Ratings and Reviews

2.1 out of 5
2.6K Ratings

2.6K Ratings

rjrustia ,

Could Use Improvement

I use this app on a daily basis. I bring my iPad with me wherever I go. I don’t like the fact that I can’t stream some of my shows due to flags set by the cable company, but I can live with that. I agree with others that downloads should appear the same as the my shows view. But I rarely have problems streaming shows, and on the rare occasion that a download fails, I delete the download and start it again.

Adding cellular download ability is great! My biggest complaint is that the app will not download while streaming or download in the background while using another app. I use several streaming apps and they all download in the background. Also, the buttons are too small for my big fat fingers. No reason to make them so small, and not give the user the ability to enlarge them. I think the developers are young, and don’t realize older disabled users have trouble with small tightly grouped buttons and fine print. Fix these issues and you get 5 stars from me.

echotest2112 ,


Three months and still no update or addressing of the most critical issues. Like almost every other user, previous app version had its issues but was mostly usable. While traveling could not download more than several shows from my roamio or Bolt and most of the ‘completed’ downloads were not playable. Why can’t the Download folder be sorted and shows grouped together in a folder? Trying to watch shows in the proper order is now a time wasting effort in trying to figure out where they are in a random list of every show that is downloaded. And what if you are not on WiFi 100% of the time? All useful information is no longer available when it is not connected, and the screen is barren except for titles. And please bring back reasonable sized fonts and ability to swipe to delete a show or at least make the buttons easier to press individually and not so tightly grouped together. Very disappointed.

DrJose ,

Ever time it just seems to get worse

This app could used to be better. Problems: 1. when you set it up to record a program, even when you set it to not record duplicates, it records the same program twice; 2. connectivity is not great, difficult to watch shows as it often says it can’t connect even when you are a few feet away from the modem; 3. you can only transfer to an apple product; 4. often you have to manually update the app, it should do that automatically; 5. About every other month the app just quits, when you try to transfer recordings to an iPad it just gives you an error message saying it was unable to transfer, but provides no rationale or solution, so I end up having to delete the app and starts all over again which is very frustrating for someone who travels for work. You would think TIVOwould hire a team of computer engineers that could make an app


TiVo, Inc
161.5 MB

Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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