How to watch Tivo shows on iOS devices? It’s a problem that bothers a lot of people. We can’t make it in a free way. If you really want to transfer Tivo to iOS devices, this article should be helpful. In which, i will give you two ways to easily make it.
The first method: Use Tivo Stream Box ($129) and TiVo for iOS App (Free)
A TiVo Stream box ($129) can push shows on your TiVo Premiere in the air to be watched on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. You can have all your favorite shows wherever you go, from the kitchen to the patio to your kid’s soccer practice. On top of that, it’s easy to transfer the TiVo shows you want to watch on the road. A download bar shows you progress, and you can drag and drop shows to prioritize the order they’re downloaded. You must have TiVo for iOS on Apple device to use the TiVo Stream. Currently it does not work with iPhone 5. Another tip is that you must have a TiVo Premiere series DVR.
Since you must use Tivo for iOS App (free), you need to learn what it is. As far as i know, it turns your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch 4 into command central for your TiVo DVR. You can search, browse, discover and share without ever interrupting the show you’re watching. The app works on iOS 5.1 later but has not yet been updated to support iPhone 5.
The Second Method: Use TiVo Desktop app (free) and Pavtube video converter ($29)
The TiVo Desktop app (free) lets you transfer shows from your TiVo box to your PC/Mac computer in order to view them. When you have it installed on your computer, it’s straight-forward to download shows from TiVo box. Once the downloading process completes, you have .tivo files on hard drive. These files can be played in Windows Media Player and QuickTime.
After that, you can use Pavtube video converter to convert Tivo videos to iPad, iPhone, iPod compatible mp4, mov, m4v formats – original .tivo files are not supported by Apple iOS devices. The video conversion program supplies many different iPad, iPhone, iPod presets to meet your different video playback effect. By converting TiVo to MP4, you can add the shows to iTunes library and then stream to iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and Apple TV. The app is available for Windows and Mac.
Here is a guide on how to convert Tivo to iPad, for your reference.