Owners of TiVo DVRs who also use Android smartphones or tablets can now fully use those devices, thanks to a new update to the TiVo Android app that finally allows it to stream recorded and live video from a DVR to supported smartphones and tablets.
The update supports streaming video both from inside and outside the home, according to a new blog post. It also supports streaming from various media apps such as Netflix, Hulu Plus and Amazon Instant Video. The Android devices must have Android 4.1 and above to use the new streaming feature. If your smartphone or tablet has an Intel or AMD chip, you are out of luck; the TiVo app does not support those processors yet, at least for the streaming video feature.
If you own a TiVo and a supported Android device, will you be using the new app update a lot to stream your recorded TV shows?