This article outlines how to install the TiVo App on your iOS device. To update the TiVo App, go to App Store > Updates > Locate the TiVo App > and tap Update To find out more information about the new features, please seeTiVo App 4.2 Version Information.
The TiVo App is compatible with iOS 10 and higher.
The following TiVo devices are compatible:
TiVo BOLT Series
TiVo Roamio Series
TiVo Premiere Series
TiVo Mini Series
Setting up your TiVo App for iOS
1. Verify you have iOS 10 or later on your iOS device, and the latest software version on your TiVo device. To verify if you have the latest version of the TiVo software, please seeHow to Force a Connection to the TiVo Service.
2. Choose App Store
3. Search for TiVo
4. Tap GET to download and install the TiVo App
Note: The TiVo App will not run on jailbroken iOS devices.
Ensure your TiVo device is connected to your home network. TiVo strongly recommends that you use a wired Ethernet or MoCA connection.
4-tuner Roamio and Premiere Series DVRs using a standalone TiVo Stream must use a wired Ethernet or MoCA connection.
Although BOLTs/Roamio Plus/Pro DVRs can connect using their built-in Wi-Fi capability, a wired connection is preferred.
Make sure your iOS device has Wi-Fi turned on, and that it is connected to the same network as your TiVo equipment.
5. Open the TiVo App on your iOS device.
6. Enter your TiVo.com Email address and Password and tap Sign In.
7. Choose the DVR you want to use with the TiVo App.
Note: You can change this to a different device by going to Settings > Selected Source
8. Complete streaming setup. In-home streaming is the default selection. You can also set upOut-of-Home Streamingif the TiVo App discovers a device that is compatible.
Note: Out-of-Home Streaming must be set up when you are on the same network as the TiVo device.
The TiVo App on iOS is not compatible with:
Swipe to Delete
Download reordering (downloads can be prioritized by stopping and starting the download)
Sorting for downloads
Browse (merged with What to Watch)
In-Home Streaming, Out-of-Home Streaming, and Offline modes
In-Home Streaming: The TiVo App is in In-Home Streaming mode when your iOS device and TiVo device are on the same network. An example of this is when your iOS and TiVo device are connected through the same wireless router. All functionalities are available while In-Home streaming.
Out-of-Home Streaming: If the iOS device and the TiVo device are on different networks, not all functionalities will be available.
Offline mode: When no network connection is available, the TiVo App is in Offline mode. You can play any recordings that are downloaded to your device, but most other options are unavailable.
A Connect button in the upper right of the screen lets you access any available network.
Note: Cellular restrictions require streaming a show without downloading requires that your iOS device is connected to a high-speed wireless network. SeeOut-of-Home Streamingfor more information.
To find out more about the TiVo App on iOS, please see the following articles: