updated 10:35 am EST, Tue January 18, 2011
TiVo for iPad app now live
TiVo today posted its long promised iPad app (free, App Store). The download serves as a complete alternative to the on-screen interface and will both schedule recordings to the DVR as well as browse show info. It can imitate the hardware remote and, while active, won't put the interface on the TV, freeing it up to display the active TV show.
The move to a mobile app has also added features that aren't normally present in the modern TiVo interface, such as Facebook and Twitter status updating. Scheduling functions also work remotely and thus aren't tied to the local network.
Using the new iPad app requires a Series 4 TiVo, such as the Premiere or Premiere XL, as well as the matching TiVo subscription.