Virgin Media Launches iPad TiVo App

TiVo, the advanced PVR that claims to know you better than

you know yourself (when it comes to your TV habits at least), has partnered

with Virgin Media to produce a bespoke iPad app.

The free app can be downloaded and will let you view TV

schedules and Virgin Media’s catalogue of on-demand content from the comfort of

your sofa – while not interrupting TV viewing for other people.

While you won’t be able to watch content directly on your

iPad, Virgin Media is hinting that that function may be coming down the line.

Virgin Media TiVo iPad app

Having found something which tickles your fancy on the iPad

app, you can then immediately begin watching that programme on your TV “with

just a couple of swipes.”

As well as browsing, the app will let you set up your

recordings on your tablet in a more intuitive way than currently available on

the iPhone and Android apps.

The app will be supported by TiVo boxes once the first major

firmware update is rolled out “in the coming months” according to Virgin Media.

The company is also promising more features will be included with the update

and they will be announced in due course.

Virgin Media TiVo iPad app

In other TiVo news, Virgin Media also announced that Samsung

will now be producing TiVo boxes for it, having won the rights over current

manufacturer Cisco.

Cindy Rose, executive director of digital entertainment at

Virgin Media, said: “In less than a year since launch we are already building

new features to offer our customers more ways to enjoy their service with an

unprecedented user experience, and maintaining our position at forefront of

technological innovation in TV.”

“The companion app and other forthcoming enhancements we are

working on form part of our long term strategy to deliver the most dynamic and

user friendly multi-screen entertainment experience in the U.K.”