TiVo today announced a forthcoming free application for the iPad that will allow users of the company's Premiere and Premiere XL set-top DVR boxes to control a wide array of functions directly from their iPads.

The TiVo Premiere App for iPad includes:

- 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 favorite shows without interrupting the big screen
- Search -- Search for all of your favorite 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

The free TiVo Premiere application for iPad will be available "in the coming weeks".

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