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Old Today, 07:23 PM   #1
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Tivo iOS app as a suitable replacement for Tivo Mini?

Hi all. I need some assistance from someone who is using AirPlay to stream Tivo content to a TV via an Apple TV device.

I have a Tivo Bolt at home in my office (where the HDTV antenna is hooked up). I'd like to connect our basement TV so that it can access the Tivo's recorded content, as well.

I am trying to decide if I should buy a Tivo Mini or if I can get by using a new Apple TV (gen 4) with my existing iPad and iPhone. I don't have the Apple TV yet and need someone's help knowing what is possible or not using AirPlay.

I do have the Tivo app on my iPad and iPhone and they work well. I wonder, though, if the experience changes once one engages AirPlay. That is something I can't try out right now.

Using just the Tivo app on my iPad (without AirPlay), for example, I cannot find a way to invoke SkipMode or QuickMode. Are those features available once AirPlay is started? Does someone know what features are -not- available in the iOS app at all when compared to the Tivo Mini?

I prefer the additional content, functionality, and flexibility options offered by the Apple TV and would much rather have that be my media "hub" instead of the Tivo Mini and potentially -plus- the Apple TV. I just don't know what I'm giving up by going just through the iOS app, though. Can someone please help me understand?

Thank you!

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