“I know how to D/L a tivo recording to my PC. I know how to use KMTTG to automate the process. But I don't know the best (easiest/fastest) way to get the video onto my iPad. Assume the IPad is connected to my home network, and assume I'm on vacation and want to D/L the video to my iPad via the internet. Some of what I'm reading doesn't make a lot of sense. Put the video in an iTunes photo directory?”
“Does TiVo Stream work with Apple TV? Or can Air Play work with the iPad TiVo app?”
“How can I put TiVo to iPhone 5 for watching?”
The TiVo staff does provide some useful apps for you to manage and watch favorite TV shows on Apple devices such as iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.
TiVo for iOS – Control TiVo shows on iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch
The TiVo for iOS app (free) 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.
TiVo Stream – Stream/Transfer TiVo shows on iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch for watching
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.
Now what if you happen to own an iPhone 5? Or prefer stream TiVo shows to Apple TV? Or want to put TiVo shows to Android devices? Or have a very old TiVo box instead of a Premiere DVR? Well, In that case you may need TiVo Desktop and third-party app Pavtube Video Converter.
TiVo Desktop - Transfer TiVo shows to PC or Mac
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.
Pavtube Video Converter – Convert .TiVo shows to .MP4 for iOS devices
The Pavtube Video Converter ($35) is a third-party app that lets you converts .tivo shows to MP4, MOV, M4V and many other formats – original .tivo files are not supported by Apple iOS devices. 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. It features iPhone 5 and Apple TV templates, and works for all the Apple iPad, iPhone, Apple TV and iPod models. If you’d like to watch TiVo shows on the road, simply sync the converted files to iPad or iPhone.
How to download and convert TiVo shows to iPad/iPhone.