iPad owners cradle their iPads while watching TV anyway, so it makes perfect sense for TiVo to make a remote control app for them. Plus, it seems like you can go beyond just remote control functionality to a sort of split-screening.
AU: This app is only available on the US App Store. -EH
Here's the quick feature list:
• Gesture based control - Take complete control of all recordings, even dragging forward and back through a show with a simple tap or swipe • Start watching what you want - Launch a recorded show, live TV or streaming video with the swipe of a finger • Program guide - Browse your full-screen TV program guide without interrupting TV viewing • Schedule - Schedule one-time recordings and Season Pass recordings from the device at home or on-the-go • Get more from your shows and movies - Explore cast and crew and other recommendations of your favourite shows without interrupting the big screen • Search - Search for all of your favourite TV shows, movies, actors or directors across both broadcast and broadband from Netflix, Amazon Video On Demand, and more • Share comments with your friends - From within the TiVo Premiere App, comment and share your thoughts to Facebook or Twitter about the show you are currently watching
Doing stuff while not interrupting your TV show sounds pretty amazing - kind of like Google TV, but without having to do picture-in-picture. Searching, scheduling and browsing seems useful as well. I like the way you're thinking, TiVo. [TiVo]