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DVR Commander for TiVo®

Posted by Anthony Lieuallen in Entertainment | March 9, 2016 | 68 Comments

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DVR Commander for TiVo® is an open source application, capable of connecting to and controlling a TiVo device (only Premiere and Roamio devices).

Please respect me and the time I've put into this app, and the fact that I've given it away. If you have a problem, contact me so it can be fixed. Don't just leave a 1-star review.

* A full remote control, with keyboard input.
* Browse all recorded shows. Watch them, on your TV, and delete them.
* Search for shows/movies/actors.
* See credits for shows/movies, and suggestions for similar shows/movies.
* Record individual shows and add/modify/remove season passes.
* Display and manage the To Do list.
* Display and manage the Season Pass list.

Sadly, this app will not work with Virgin Media devices. If you are a Virgin Media customer and want it to, contact them.

TiVo and the TiVo logo are registered trademarks of TiVo Inc. or its subsidiaries worldwide. DVR Commander for TiVo® is compatible with TiVo® Premiere DVRs.

Whats new

    v23 Mar 9, 2016:
    * Incremental progress indicator.
    * More details visible in show listings.
    * Bolt device compatibility.
    * Bug fix: missing images.

Anthony Lieuallen part of our Entertainment and have average installs from 100000 to 500000. Last Update March 9, 2016. Google play rating is 83.4409. Current verison is Varies with device. Actual size 0 bytes.

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Nick Liveris

The best way to operate your Tivo The UI on my Tivo premiere quad is very sluggish. The official Tivo app is absolutely awful. This app is wonderful and so amazingly simple, functional and powerful. Finally, a good app that doesn't need my Google password, doesn't need my location, my contacts, and a Facebook account. Now that you can FINALLY add 30, 60, 90 minutes to extend recording times, this app is perfect! Recording sports with the old 1, 2, 3, 5 and 10 minute extensions was pretty useless but after waiting patiently for 3 years, the programmer decided to update the app. Finally. This app is the best. Please don't bloat it up with social networking garbage. It's beautiful as-is.

Glenn Parker

Pretty good, could be better Very nice set of functions and very stable. Wish it showed the number of episodes available under each group in the list of shows.

A Google User

Won't enter. MAK Tried 3 different keyboards and none allow me to input letters for MAK only numbers are available. Edit. Was putting in S/N

Tariq Ali

Great free alternative The developer worked on this for free, I appreciate the hard work put into this

jason haywood

Great Works great for us in Canada since a official app is not available. Thanks to the developer for a great app.

A Google User

app and developer are fantastic This remote app has worked great for me and family for years on transformer prime tablet, several phones including AT&T Samsung Galaxy 1, T-Mobile SG2, TMO Gravity, and the original android phone - G1 for both Tivo Series 3 and Premier DVR. We continued to used it while it was pulled off the market and it continued to improve. Glad Tivo decided to allow it back on the market again. This release is even better!

Bill Curran

Never fails! TiVo Inc hadn't updated their app to work with my Nexus 6 yet..... But DVR Commander never fails me.

Keith Metcalfe

Amazingly effective, efficient and useful. TiVo should hire this guy. This app is not just as good as the professional app from TIVO, but actually better in several ways. It's streamlined perfectly to give me just enough information and control that makes sense to use a tablet for. And I find myself using the app to do things like look at my to do list, season passes, and show information more than on the TiVo itself.

John Caldwell

Much better than the TiVo app! Launches much faster, and doesn't require you to re-pick your TiVo every time. Interface is quicker throughout. Love it!

Craig Bell

Available to Canadians! Faster loading than TiVo app and available in Canada (TiVo app is not). Keep up the good work!

Sim Tech

Works on Series 4 I just installed this and it works on my Series 4 dual tuner TiVo. Haven't given it the test of time yet but it's a far better app that the TiVo app.

Ken Pauli

Great ap Better than the Tivo designed ap. Delete shows easily. Great to replace yoir remote control and set up new recordings. I couldn't be without it.

Rick N

Wow! Super responsive and very intuitive. Great job with this app. It has a better interface than the tivo app and is really quick and responsive.

John Mc Hugh

It Works! Awesome, this app allows you to enter an IP Address to find your Tivo, unlike the "official" Tivo app that can't find my Tivo.

Ryan Graves

Awesome! I have this app on all my devices and it works fantastic. Thank you for the great tool. Much appreciated.

Troy Cunningham

Awesome! This app essentially replaces the TiVo remote for me. I love being able to search and manage shows without interrupting what we're currently watching. Great app!

Jon Gillen

Crashes a lot on Lollipop I love this app, but it's too crashy. Please fix it!

Amanda A

VirginMedia TiVo CANNOT FIND Will not find a device at all .. I use Virgin Media Tivo tried manually doing it and still nothing . 1 star rating :(


Works with TiVo mini! Not only is this app more responsive and reliable than the official TiVo app, but it also allows you to control TiVo mini boxes (official app does not). Definitely worth checking out.

Robert P

Have a TiVo? Download now! Used to crash; now it is robust. Fast and has extensive features. It gives detailed show descriptions with cross references to actors, just like IMDB. I wish the show listings included the year of production and the ability to thumbs-up. Dev is very responsive to e-mail.

Trevor Brown

Season pass doesn't work on nexus 6 Not very functional on lollypop and the nexus 6... Can't access the season pass manager without an application crash.

David Chang

Better than Tivo This app is much faster than the stock Tivo app, but it's missing the guide feature. The UI for this app is much better for the Note 3 than the Tivo app

James Buster

A great app with correctable flaws 1) Sorting order of My Shows isn't persistent. You must set it every time you launch the app. This should be made a Setting. 2) Folders should be sortable just like the top-level My Shows is. 3) Reverse sorting should be supported in all sort modes. 4) There should be criteria for sorting other than A-Z and Recording Date. Like Original Air Date. 5) You might want folders sorted in a different way than My Shows itself. 6) Station icons are displayed slightly too large. They run off the right and bottom, and sometimes the left, edges of their frame. 7) What is To Be Announced? It appears to have no function, and so should be deleted.

Eric Gustafson

Love it. Exactly what I would design into a touch screen (phone/tablet) remote for TiVo: "the" remote, and screens for the basic lists a tivo maintains as it core operation (now playing, todo, season pass). Thanks for contributing this to the community!

Ally A

The best tv remote I've found! Works perfectly every time - not buggy like the apps put out there by the cable providers who shall remain nameless. Amazingly little set up required.

Karl Huf

Pretty amazing and way faster control than native remote provides I have a whole home TiVo (record up to 4 shows while watching a 5th) plus a TiVo mini and this App installed on my Nexus 4 detected them and controls them perfectly. Interface is slick and is much faster at reviewing and setting season passes and other settings than going through the on screen menus with the remote. One minor nit is that the Now Playing seems to only be aware of 1 tuner vs the multiple tuners in the DVR. Overall very nice app, thanks.

Christopher Lonske

AWESOME... But Could we make the remote fit the screen or would the buttons be too small? I hate having to scroll up and down. Other than that... works very well with my Galaxy S3 and TiVo!

Matthew Simons

Good app Less probs than TiVo's app. Only complaint will no ability to Permanently Delete the Previously Deleted shows.

Andrew LD

All the features DVR Commander works great and I love the native Holo UI.

Matt Hayslip

Amazing! This app makes browsing and changes easier than with my actual TiVo remote! Absolutely love it!

Bradley Branch

Use to work in all functions The show icon causes the app to crash after HTC OS update. Been complaning for months no one cares to return crash info on what could be causing the glitch. Rebooted (no good) then backup info and preformed a fresh install of the OS Didn't help

Christopher Walsh

Awesome! Better than the garbage official TiVo app.

Andy Poling

Very nice and useful app. Much better and robust than the app from TiVo.

Jon Pritchard

Slick App One of the best apps on my phone in both design & execution. Kudos to Anthony.

Jason Morioka

Amazing!! Works better for me than the tivo remote itself. I keep my tivo roamio in another room from my tv and with this app I can still control the box with no problems no matter where I am.

W Bower

Great app Connected without a problem to my TiVo box. Provides all of the most used functions. Searching and setting up a season pass is easier than on the box itself.

mike flood

Great Works better than the "New, improved genuine TiVo app on my Samsung Tablet

Kenton Kammer

Best TiVo app!!! This is the best TiVo app I've found. Even better than the one from TiVo. Thanks!

Raymond Townsend

OK app Works OK for what it is. You can't see the "guide" on the phone and you can't schedule a recording from a remote location. Unless you lose the TiVo remote, I don't see why you would use this App.

jeff c.

Continuous connection problems I use this application infrequently, maybe once or twice a week. In order to set it up you have to enter the mak key that you can find deep in your TiVo menu. The problem is, that it fails to connect at least every other time I use it. In the interface, it shows my old connection with a failure to connect and then shows a quote unquote new TiVo, which is says I have to enter the mak key for. So in or 5 or 6 steps into the menu in order to reconfigure it. This basically defeats the purpose

Saymon Wanzo

Very impressed I agree with Kieth. They should hire this guy for real. I love how the main controls are right there along with what you need. Good job.

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Love it My only complaint is my "On Demand" button is always greyed out so i cant access that from the phone. makes everything so much easier being able to look through and manage all of your one pass options and recorded stuff without the tremendous lag its all in one place and you dont have to navigate the menus on screen so you aren't interrupting anything. To the guy who said it doesn't display the number of shows per folder it is on my device combo and your phone is newer. It shows it inside the folder icon.

Luke Chambers

Awesome! Better then I hoped Just installed this, literally took about 3 minutes from deciding to get this to recording shots thru my S5. Download, this app is the bomb! Able to do all functions of normal remote, and able to schedule recording - want able to do these things w/ any similar app.

Yves-D Poulin

Does not work 4 Cogeco Does not work 4 Cogeco. It asks 2 call Cogeco.

Shane Pope

Great app. Very responsive. Way better than anything TiVo could ever put out. One suggestion: make the hitbox for the buttons larger on the remote screen for hitting play when watching a show. You don't need to change the visuals just the buttons size. Thanks

Austin Brewer

Had to troubleshoot But works like a charm!!! None of the other TiVo remote apps work this is one of a kind and works perfect I love it!!!!

Kenneth Moffat

Works fine with my Tivo Premier. All necessary functions work.

Creig Smith

Doesn't work Tried everything in the help page. Official TiVo app is ok, so something is wrong with this one. Using TiVo Premier devices.

Robert P

Have a TiVo? Download now! After work by the developer, this app is robust, fast, and has extensive features. It gives detailed show descriptions with cross references to actors, just like IMDB. I wish the show listings included the year of production and the ability to thumbs-up. Dev is very responsive to e-mail.

Ron Rounds

Just plain WORKS! Does what a Tivoli remote should, without trying to do everything (like streaming)

Tamara Griffin

Amazing! Wow! I don't know how I existed so long with TiVo and my husband who likes to hoard the remote without this app. Thank you!

Sonya Sierra

Sweet Helps out alot works great

Michelle Gonzalez

Absolutely Amazing!! I Had To Find An App That Was Compatible With My TiVo Mini As Well As My Tablet. Since Peel Smart Remote Is Only Compatible With Galaxy Devices, I Was Out Of Luck. But I Discovered This And It's Been Wonderful!

Tim Eilrich

nice app, works great Nice app works great on sgs5

chris saeger

Works great Very thoughtful UI. Works much better than the tivo app.

William Bennett

Great! I just got my first Roamio and have been stuck with the Tivo 2.0 app not supporting Season Pass and 3.0 not supporting my device. This solves that!!!! My only question - is this a local network WiFi app only? THANK YOU!

Sherri Webb

Good application Very good

Matt Elliott

Easy fast and works

Robert Riggi

Will not work anymore Last's briefly then doesn't work...just wait 3mths and you'll see

Scott Hook

Well done Thank you for your time and effort with this free app. Looking forward to you integrating more Pandora, Plex, etc. controls. Thanks again.

Ski Dad

Better than the Tivo app When watching a live or recorded show this is thee app to use. See your progress, name of show with the ability to play/pause is a great combination. Highly recommend.

Scott Campbell

Beautifully done One of the best done remote apps I've ever used.

nikeem earl

Like Great app thanks

charles eagles

force closes... doesnt work on my minix u1 5.1.1

Murray Hersh

Great app Thanks for the hard work. Love the speed of the app and remote control versus the official TiVo version.

Nate E

Awesome Better than the official app from TiVo which doesn't support my TiVo Mini

Dylan m

Just needs a guide feature All this app needs is a guide feature and it's perfect.

Malekia Sparks

Actually works

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