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 4.2.0

- Introducing TiVo Experience 4 for Mobile apps
- Major improvements to series, episode, movie and person pages for improved usability and experience
- Simple and quick way to initiate playback of content from various sources
- May also like suggestions
- User setting to manage favorite channels from within the app
- Improved experience and reliability for streaming and downloading
- General bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

2.1 out of 5
2.5K Ratings

2.5K Ratings

Jmille22 ,

Latest Version Not Good

I agree with some of the latest reviews I’ve seen, this latest update was not an improvement. Just the look and feel makes the app less user friendly and not as intuitive as the previous (Colors? Font? Functionality?). One pet peeve, why not make the Download list view the same as the recorded All Shows view? The vanilla Download view is an eyesore, and doesn’t contain enough information (such as the dates on the right hand side) to compare and determine what you’ve downloaded and what you have not. It takes a lot more analysis. And the list resets each time you go back to it, so you must scroll to the bottom for the latest downloads each time. The All Shows list is sorted the opposite, with latest recordings listed first. I agree, bring back the old interface please.

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.

JingoroKitty ,

Can’t swipe to delete from My Recordings any more

The latest release has more snazzy graphics but makes it much harder to do one of the primary tasks I use the app for - managing my recorded shows on the box. I used to be able to swipe left on a single recording from the main My Shows view to delete it, or in the case of series, swipe left on individual episodes on the series page to delete them. Now I have to go into each episode to delete, and there is no option to “stop recording now and delete” for something actively recording - have to wait till the recording is complete. I don’t need more pretty graphics or “more ways to discover”. I just need basic recording management back, in as few taps as possible. Please!


TiVo, Inc
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Requires iOS 10.0 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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