How do I use the Cogeco TiVo app?

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With a TiVo® PVR, you can stream live TV or recordings in standard definition (SD) or high definition (HD) directly to your iOS or Android device at no extra cost. You can also download recorded shows from your PVR to your mobile device, and take them with you on the go.

Downloading the Cogeco TiVo App

You can download the Cogeco TiVo App from the App Store, Google Play or the Amazon Appstore. You can install the app on multiple devices.

To use the Cogeco TiVo App, you need:

  • An iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch running iOS 7.0 or later, or an Android device running Android 4.1 or later
  • A TiVo PVR or TiVo HD Receiver connected to a Cogeco Wi-Fi home network

Connecting your mobile device to your TiVo PVR or TiVo HD Receiver

  1. Sign in to the Cogeco TiVo App with your Cogeco My Account username and password.
  2. Once you’ve selected the device you want to use, you’ll automatically have access to all the TiVo features compatible with your TiVo PVR.

Don't have a My Account profile yet? Create one today.

Downloading your TiVo recordings to your mobile device

To download shows to your mobile device, follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to the Cogeco TiVo App.
  2. Tap My Shows (on iOS, make sure the On DVR tab is selected).
  3. Select a recording and then tap Download.

Good to know:

  • The app now lets you choose if you want to keep a copy of your recording on your TiVo PVR, or download it to your phone instead. Keep in mind that if you download a show or movie to your mobile device, it will automatically be deleted from your TiVo PVR.
  • All mobile devices must be on the same home network in order to download content from a TiVo PVR.
  • Some channels block the download of shows to mobile devices because of their copy-protection requirements. In other cases, you are only entitled to have one copy of the recording.
  • TiVo 4K PVR recordings are not available for download or streaming on mobile devices.
  • Video On Demand programs cannot be recorded or downloaded.

Streaming content on your device

  • Recordings you’ve downloaded are listed within the On Phone (or On Tablet) tab.
  • Streaming content when paired to a TiVo PVR is limited to 2 simultaneous viewings while at home, and to one streaming session while away from home.

About the impact on your home Internet connection’s usage limit

Rest assured that using the Cogeco TiVo App to stream live TV, play recordings or download recordings from your TiVo PVR to your mobile device will not affect your monthly Internet usage.

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