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TiVo finally invites Android users to the party, updates Android app for wireless streaming

TiVo announced today that it has made a long-awaited update to its Android app that allows users to stream both recorded and live TV directly to their Android mobile devices. Users will be able to stream most recorded and live shows to smartphones and tablets at home or on the go. The newly upgraded app is now available for free on the Google Play store.

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Before today, only iOS users with the iOS TiVo app could stream recorded and live TV from TiVo via their mobile devices, but today’s update for Android devices gives users access to content from over-the-air antenna broadcasts or cable TV, as well as Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon Instant Video.

With the new app in tow, users will be able to start watching a movie or TV show at home and then continue streaming via mobile device when they head out for their daily commute. The updated app’s got a few other unique tricks up its sleeve, too. A simple tap on an Android device will summon background information on both the cast and crew for whatever you happen to be watching. Users can also easily flip their stream from mobile device to the big screen, and vise-versa, with a single tap. And last but not least, the new app lets your Android smartphone or tablet double as a remote for TiVo’s Roamio DVRs.

TiVo says the newly updated app will also soon be made available through the Amazon Appstore for Android.