In what could only loosely be called a formal announcement, The Mac Observer is reporting that TiVo took to the Twitter airwaves today to let us know that the TiVo-branded iPad app should be out before the end of January 2011. Back in November 2010 was the first time we had heard about an upcoming TiVo app, and a video posted on its Facebook page finally gives us a glimpse into its capabilities. Users can browse their program guide, schedule recordings, remotely control the TiVo box and check out cast and crew information for any show -- all without interrupting whatever is on the TV itself. The app even offers the ability to schedule recordings on your TiVo when you are away from home.
With DISH releasing its iPad app just last month and DIRECTV offering its own app compatible with the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, it's no surprise that TiVo is out with its own version. I prefer the TiVo DVR over the ones offered by cable or satellite companies, so once the app is released we'll be sure to get our hands on it and give it a solid run-through.
Click Read More to watch the promo video for the TiVo iPad app.
[via The Mac Observer]