TIVO EXPERIENCE THE - VIEWER'S GUIDE

 
TIVO EXPERIENCE THE - VIEWER'S GUIDE
VIEWER’S GUIDE

THE

TIVO
EXPERIENCE
TIVO EXPERIENCE THE - VIEWER'S GUIDE
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TIVO EXPERIENCE THE - VIEWER'S GUIDE
WELCOME
TABLE OF CONTENTS
   Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iv          CHAPTER 3: APPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
                                                                                                  Video Apps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
CHAPTER 1: QUICK TOURS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1                                          Music Apps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
   Quick Tour - The Home Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2                          Smart Home Apps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
   Quick Tour - My Shows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5                   Sports Apps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
   Quick Tour - OnePass™ Searches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9                          Kids Apps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
   Quick Tour - SkipMode® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
   Quick Tour - QuickMode® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13                  CHAPTER 4: SETTINGS, HELP, & STANDBY . . . 48
   Quick tour - Streaming Videos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14                        Accessibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
   Quick tour - Live TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15               User Preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
   Quick tour - QuickView . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17                   Parental Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
   Quick tour - The Info Banner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18                     Channel Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
   Quick tour - Voice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19               Audio & Video Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
   Quick tour - The TiVo App . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21                      Network Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
   Quick tour - Accessibility Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22                        Remote, CableCARD, & Device Settings . . . . . . . . . . . .63
                                                                                                  Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
CHAPTER 2: FIND & MANAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23                                             Standby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
   Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
   Search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26    CHAPTER 5: HELP & TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . 71
   What To Watch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28              Getting Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
   Scores & Ratings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
   Manual Recordings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
   WishList® Searches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
   Manage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
   OnePass & Recording Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37

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GETTING STARTED
Welcome to the TiVo ® experience. This guide describes features          remote is available for purchase separately from the TiVo
and settings of the TiVo experience on TiVo BOLT ® or BOLT VOX ™         store.The remote must be paired with your TiVo box in order to
series, TiVo Roamio® series, and TiVo Mini.                              use the voice feature, and it should pair automatically with your
FIRST THINGS FIRST                                                       TiVo box when you begin to use it. You’ll know it’s paired
                                                                         successfully if the activity light at the top of the remote flashes
1. Activate the TiVo service. The TiVo service is what makes             yellow with each button press. If the light flashes red with each
   your TiVo box smart. It includes everything from your show            button press, you can pair the remote manually by choosing
   listings to SkipMode® and OnePass ™ searches. If you haven’t          the Menu icon         from the Home screen, then choosing
   yet activated your TiVo service, visit tivo.com/activate or call      Settings > Remote, CableCARD, & Devices > Remote Control
   1-877-367-8486.                                                       Setup.
   TiVo service is required. No functionality is represented or       5. Take a tour! Once you’re done with Guided Setup, the Quick
   should be expected without a paid subscription to the TiVo            tours in Chapter 1 of this guide will introduce you to the great
   service.                                                              things you can do with your TiVo box.
2. Connect your TiVo box. Use the installation instructions that      6. Visit tivo.com/howto. For the latest information on how to
   came with your box to connect the TiVo box to your TV                 use the features of your TiVo box (including new features as
   programming source, your home network, and your television.           they become available), visit explore.tivo.com/how-to.
   If you no longer have the instructions, visit explore.tivo.com/
   how-to.                                                            BASIC TERMS
3. Complete Guided Setup. After connecting your TiVo box,             When we talk about the TiVo service, here are some terms you
   follow the steps in on-screen Guided Setup. This configures the    should know:
   TiVo box for your home, and ensures you have the latest               Live TV. If you’re watching a show as it’s being broadcast,
   product updates.                                                      you’re watching live TV. You can pause live TV for up to 30
                                                                         minutes on each tuner. When you resume watching, you’re
4. Pair your remote. A TiVo Voice remote, included with the VOX
                                                                         “behind” live TV. (You can always get to live TV by pressing the
   series TiVo box, is highly recommended for use with the new
                                                                         LIVE TV Live
                                                                                   TV button on your remote).
   experience. If you are using a different TiVo box, the Voice

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Streaming. When you watch shows from apps like Netflix, and          live TV will cycle through your tuners. A TiVo Mini does not
from your cable company’s video on demand service (if                have any tuners inside; it “borrows” a tuner from its host.
available), you’re streaming the shows from that source. You
can also stream recordings saved on your TiVo DVR to your
mobile device, or stream shows and live TV from a supported
TiVo DVR to a TiVo DVR or Mini in a different room.
Host. When your TiVo DVR streams shows to another TiVo
DVR, your DVR is a “host.” In addition, a TiVo Mini connects to
a TiVo DVR “host” to access the DVR’s My Shows list, tuners,
and program information.
Client. The TiVo box receiving streaming shows from another
TiVo DVR is the “client.” (A TiVo Mini is always a client, because
it can only receive streaming shows. Your TiVo DVR can be a
host sometimes and a client at other times.)
Network Connection. Your TiVo DVR can connect to your
home network through either a wireless or wired connection
(using either Ethernet or MoCA). (The TiVo Mini requires a
wired connection.)
TiVo service. If the TiVo box is the body, the TiVo service is the
brains! The TiVo box uses the program information provided
by the TiVo service to power the program guide, allow you to
search for shows, and more.
Multi-tuner. A tuner is a device found inside TiVo DVRs, TVs —
anything designed to receive TV signals. A tuner picks one
channel to display; it “tunes” to that channel. Your TiVo DVR
has multiple tuners inside and can watch and record multiple
shows at once. Pressing the LIVE TV Live
                                       TV button while watching

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1
                   QUICK TOURS
QUICK TOUR - THE HOME SCREEN               2
QUICK TOUR - MY SHOWS                      5
QUICK TOUR - ONEPASS™ SEARCHES             9
QUICK TOUR - SKIPMODE®                    12
QUICK TOUR - QUICKMODE®                   13
QUICK TOUR - STREAMING VIDEOS             14
QUICK TOUR - LIVE TV                      15
QUICK TOUR - QUICKVIEW                    17
QUICK TOUR - THE INFO BANNER              18
QUICK TOUR - VOICE                        19
QUICK TOUR - THE TIVO APP                 21
QUICK TOUR - ACCESSIBILITY FEATURES       22
QUICK TOURS          1
QUICK TOUR - THE HOME SCREEN
The Home screen is the starting point for just about everything you do with your TiVo box.
From the Home screen, you can easily access popular destinations in the TiVo experience; get
personalized recommendations from the SmartBar and What to Watch, and watch/control the
currently-playing show. You’ll learn more about these options later in this guide, but
remember — it all starts from the Home screen.
To get to the Home screen from live TV or any TiVo screen, just press the TiVo      button on
your remote control.
                                                                                                  Menu Items   SmartBar
HOME SCREEN MENU ITEMS
Home screen menu items across the middle of the screen take you to commonly-used screens
in the TiVo experience. Use the LEFT and RIGHT arrow buttons on your remote control to
move between menu items, and press OK to choose one. Use BACK to go back to the
previous screen.
•   My Shows takes you straight to your recorded and streaming videos, all ready to watch
    instantly, no matter if they’re TV recordings, on demand shows, or streaming from apps like
    Netflix or Hulu.
•   What to Watch lets you browse shows available to stream, watch live, bookmark, or
    record, divided into popular categories.
•   Search searches by title, actor name, or keyword — across TV, video on demand, and
    popular streaming apps all at once.
•   Apps lets you access your favorite streaming and music apps directly.
Easily add your own items to the menu as well; for example, to get quick access to a streaming
app like Netflix or Hulu. Just press the A button on your remote, and enter an available
shortcut number for the item you want. The new item will appear in that position on the menu.

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THE SMARTBAR
                                                                                                   Background video on
The SmartBar predicts shows to watch based on what your household usually watch at a
particular time or day. For example, if you normally watch the previous night’s late-night talk
show the next morning, you’ll see it in the SmartBar when you wake up. If the kids tend to
watch shows while dinner’s cooking, those shows will be waiting in the SmartBar at that time
each day.
Use the DOWN arrow on your remote control to move to the SmartBar, then select a show to
go to the Series or Movie screen, where you can choose to watch it.

VIDEO WINDOW & BACKGROUND
                                                                                                   Video window on
By default, the video you were watching when you entered the Home screen continues to play
in the background. Similarly, on most other TiVo menu screens, a video window located in the
upper right corner plays the current video as well.
Press PAUSE      on your remote to pause the video background or window, and press PAUSE
again to resume playing.To temporarily hide the background video or video window, press the
SLOW button      . To bring it back, press SLOW button again. To watch the video in full
screen, press EXIT    .
                    Exit

You can choose how to display a video on the Home screen, or choose to turn it off                 Background video & video window off
completely. Just select the menu icon       > Settings > User Preferences > Video Window &
Background. To turn video off on all screens, including the Home screen, set Display Video to
No.
When Display Video is set to yes, choose how to display it on the Home screen:
•   Full screen (background): The currently-playing video is shown as a full-screen video in the
    background of the Home screen.
•   Top right: The currently-playing video is shown in the top-right corner of the Home screen.

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SETTINGS & MESSAGES
To manage your recordings and OnePass searches and to control your settings, move to the
Menu icon       and press OK. Here, you’ll be able to customize your options, including User
Preferences, OnePass priorities, Manual Recordings, and Parental Controls settings. Note that
some settings are available only for DVRs, not for TiVo Minis.
To view messages from the TiVo service, select the envelope icon

                                                                                                Settings & Messages

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QUICK TOUR - MY SHOWS
The My Shows list contains all of your recordings, plus links to your streaming videos from
video-on-demand or apps like Netflix, Hulu, and more. (On a TiVo Mini, recordings are stored
on your host DVR.) To get to the My Shows list from the Home screen, just press the TiVo
button       or select My Shows. To get to My Shows from any other menu screen or from live
TV, just press the TiVo button      twice.
By default, My Shows is sorted by date, with newly added or recorded shows and movies first.
You can also choose to sort My Shows by name (alphabetically). Press B to change the
sorting method.
And no matter where you are in the My Shows list when you leave it, your TiVo box will
remember the location and bring you right back there when you return.

FILTERS
Filters in the left column of My Shows let you narrow your My Shows choices instantly. As you
highlight a filter, your My Shows list will update automatically. Filters include Continue
Watching (your most recently-watched shows), TV Series, Movies, Kids, and more.
To change which filters appear, and in what order, press    A   .

SHOWS AND MOVIES
In the main area of My Shows, you’ll find all of your OnePass selections, single recordings,
WishList searches, and bookmarked shows and movies. Note that in the All Shows filter,
bookmarked movies appear in the Streaming Movies group.

ONEPASS SHOWS (TV SERIES)
As you scroll through your My Shows list, icons next to a series title tell you at a glance where
you’ll find new episodes, SkipMode episodes, and recordings. Use the UP and DOWN arrows

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to scroll through the list, or use CHANNEL UP/DOWN to page through the list quickly. Press                                                          Delete
ADVANCE         to jump to the end of the list. Press it again to jump back to the beginning.                                                Info
                                                                                                                           (Go to Episode Screen)
Highlight a series, then do one of the following:
•   Press PLAY to start playing all recordings in the group, for the ultimate binge-watching
    experience, highlight a series title. See also Auto Play.
•   Press  OK   to go to the Series screen. In the left column of the Series screen, you’ll see
    options for watching or exploring the show. Watchlist, which what you’ll see when you first
    enter a Series screen, displays episodes included in your OnePass. For example, if your
    OnePass includes recordings and streaming videos starting with Season 5, then those
    episodes appear in your Watchlist. The Series screen also lets you browse recordings only
                                                                                                         Icons in My Shows include:
    (if available), all episodes, upcoming episodes; learn about the cast; or view/change
    OnePass options.                                                                                               Recorded show

    Icons next to episodes tell you which episodes are recordings, partial recordings,                             Partial recording
    recordings that will be deleted/expire soon, and shows available from streaming providers.                     Streaming show
    Sometimes a show can be a recording and available from a streaming provider. Highlight
    an episode and press OK or PLAY to start watching. As the episode ends, the next episode                       Recording that will be deleted
    will start automatically if the Auto Play feature is turned on.                                                or expire within 72 hours

•   To learn more about the selected episode, highlight it on the Series screen, then move to     Episode Screen
    the right to select the Info icon . This will take you to the Episode screen, where you can                Episode number

    get viewing options and more. To delete the episode instead, select the Delete icon       .

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AUTO PLAY
When you reach the end of an episode, TiVo’s Auto Play feature starts playing the next
episode in a series automatically. When you near the end of an episode, a panel will be
displayed at the bottom of the screen containing a countdown timer and other options. Let
the timer run out, and the next episode will begin playing. Press   to start playing the next
                                                                      OK

episode sooner, or press the RIGHT button to watch from a different video provider.
If you would rather not have the next episode start automatically, go to User Preferences >
Auto Play Next Episode to turn the counter off. You will continue to see the panel with options
when you near the end of an episode, but the next episode will no longer start unless you
manually select an option.

MOVIES
You’ll find movies in the Movies or All Shows filter of My Shows (bookmarked movies will be
grouped in Streaming Movies folder). Note that if the Kids filter is present, kids’ movies appear
in the Kids filter, not in the Movies filter. If the Kids filter is not present (because you have
unchecked it in My Shows options), all movies will appear in Movies.

DELETING SHOWS & MOVIES
To delete an individual show or a series from the main My Shows list, highlight it and press
 Clear . If you are deleting a series that contains recordings, you will have the option to replace

the recordings with links to streaming videos instead. This option can be useful if you are
trying to conserve disk space.

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MY SHOWS OPTIONS
Use the available options to customize My Shows to your preferences. From the main My
Shows list (not from an Episode, Series, or Movie screen), press A to go to the Options
screen.
•   Sort list: Choose to view the My Shows list by date (with the most recently added shows at
    the top) or by name (alphabetically).
•   Filters: Choose which categories should appear in the Filter strip, and in what order.

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QUICK TOUR - ONEPASS™ SEARCHES
TV SHOWS AND SPORTS FROM ALL OF YOUR SOURCES
A OnePass search gathers every available episode of a series (whether streaming, broadcast
TV, or on demand), every game or match from a specific team, or every sporting event in a
league and adds them right to your My Shows list to watch instantly.
For a series, if an episode isn’t available on TV or on demand, OnePass fills in the gaps with
episodes from popular streaming video providers like Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go, Prime Video,
and more. For sports, your OnePass search will find matches whether you search by full team
or league name, location (e.g., Argentina, Brazil), nickname (e.g., Giants, Bears), or
abbreviation (e.g., FIFA, NFL, NCAA, UCLA). Forget about knowing when a game will be airing
or wondering which of your selected streaming video services has a series available: the TiVo
Service does it for you, so you can start watching right away.
And here’s even better news: streaming videos don’t take up any disk space! So when your
OnePass includes streaming videos, you get more choices without having to worry about
saving space for other recordings.
To create a OnePass, find a series you want to watch, then choose Create a OnePass. The
show will be instantly added to My Shows and all available episodes will be added.
Note: OnePass works best when your video app list is up to date, with as many apps as
possible selected. For more information, see Add & Manage Apps.

ONEPASS OPTIONS
When you create a OnePass, you can choose options that will give you exactly the results you
want. You can also change the options of any existing OnePass by going to the OnePass
Manager. See OnePass Manager for more information. Options include:

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•   Include: Choose to include recordings, streaming videos (from sources like Netflix, Hulu,
    HBO Go, Prime Video, and more), or both in your OnePass results. Including streaming
    videos in your OnePass will give you the best results, and streaming videos don’t take up
    any disk space!
•   Start from: Want to watch from the beginning? Choose Season 1. Just need to catch up?
    Choose a different season. Only want new episodes? Choose New Episodes Only.
•   Rent or buy: Decide whether to include episodes that need to be purchased before
    viewing. (The TiVo Service will not purchase the items for you; you will have the option to
    purchase them at the time of viewing.)
If your OnePass includes recordings, the following options are also available:
•   Record: Skip reruns or watch them all? Choose New only to avoid reruns, or New & repeats
    to get every episode.
•   Channel: Choose the channel on which to record the show, when more than one channel is
    available.
•   Video Quality: When you set the Channel setting (above) to All, you can choose how often
    to get the HD version of a show: always, never, or if possible. Note that if you choose Only
    HD and a show is not available in HD, it won’t be recorded. Likewise, if you choose Only SD
    and a show is only available in HD, it won’t be recorded.
•   Keep At Most: Set the maximum number of recordings to be saved.
•   Keep Until: Choose how long to keep a recording (or each episode of a repeating
    recording). Space Needed is the default setting, or choose Until I Delete and your TiVo box
    won’t delete this episode to record something new.
•   Start Recording Start recording up to ten minutes before a show is scheduled to begin.
    (This option is available only before recording starts.)

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•   Stop Recording Set a recording to continue — for a few minutes or up to three hours —
    after it’s scheduled to end. You can change this setting when you set up the recording, or
    while the recording is in progress.
You can cancel the recording of any individual episode in a OnePass search by highlighting
the title in the To Do List and pressing the CLEAR button Clear . Delete the entire OnePass
search or change its options using the OnePass Manager (see OnePass Manager).

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QUICK TOUR - SKIPMODE                                  ®

Skip to the end of a commercial break and resume watching instantly with SkipMode. And
when you set SkipMode to Automatic in Settings, you don’t have to lift a finger. To choose
your SkipMode setting, go to SkipMode in User Preferences.
A few minutes after the show has finished recording, you’ll see a      icon next to the title in
My Shows. That means it’s ready for skipping!
1. Choose a recorded show with the          icon visible.
                                                                                                   SkipMode icon
2. If SkipMode is set to Automatic, as a show enters a commercial break, you’ll see an on-
   screen tip telling you that SkipMode is in progress. If SkipMode is set to Manual, look for
   the on-screen tip, and press SKIP
                                   1    or D on your remote.
3. Voilà! You’re at the beginning of the next segment.
The SkipMode feature is available only on certain recorded shows; we hope to make it
available for the most popular shows on the most popular channels watched by TiVo
subscribers. That means you’ll find SkipMode availability on many shows that you record
between 4:30 p.m. and midnight (or 12:30 a.m. on major networks) on the most widely-
watched channels.

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QUICK TOUR - QUICKMODE                                        ®

It’s not fast-forward, it’s QuickMode! QuickMode lets you watch a show 30% faster, while also
letting you hear what everyone is saying.
QuickMode is available while you’re watching a recorded show, or if you’re “behind” live TV
(for instance, if you have rewound a show that’s airing live). Here’s how to use it:
1. While watching a recorded show, press the PLAY button             on your remote to bring up
   the status bar.
2. Press   OK
                to start Quick Mode.
3. When you’re finished watching in QuickMode, press     OK
                                                                  again to resume watching at
   normal speed.
With QuickMode, you get the speed of fast-forward, without missing any of the details.

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QUICK TOUR - STREAMING VIDEOS
When you search or browse for movies or individual episodes of series, your results include
videos available to stream from your selected video apps — no need to switch to a different
input. Available video apps are shown in the right column off the search screen or on the
Series, Movie, or Episode screen. From there, you can see a list of your streaming options.
Don’t have time to watch it now? Rather than search for it again later, bookmark it to add a link
to the video directly to My Shows.
If a streaming video is currently unavailable from any of your video providers, it’s added to the
Currently Unavailable group at the bottom of My Shows. When the video becomes available, it
                                                                                                      Video app
will automatically be added to the appropriate My Shows category or folder.

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QUICK TOUR - LIVE TV
When you’re watching a show as it’s broadcast, you’re watching live TV. Press   Live
                                                                                 TV    to go to live
TV from any TiVo screen.
As you change channels, you’ll see a status bar at the bottom of the screen. This bar contains
useful information, like the show title, time of airing, channel, whether the show is in HD,
what’s up next. When available, a tip will let you know that you can press A to start from the
beginning. In addition, the TrickPlay bar shows you your current “location” in the broadcast.
See below for more on using TrickPlay.

TRICKPLAY™
1. First, press the PAUSE     button. You can pause live TV for up to 30 minutes.
                                                          When you pause live TV, you see a
                                                          TrickPlay bar showing a one-hour
                                                          period. The green segment shows
   the portion of the hour that has been saved by your TiVo box. The thick white line marks
   your current point in time. When the white line is back in the green segment, you’re
   “behind” live TV.
2. Press PLAY     to continue watching the show. Next, press REWIND        and the show
   rewinds. Press REWIND a second time to rewind faster, and a third time to go at triple
   speed. Press PLAY at any time to return to normal speed.
3. Press PAUSE again, and, with the show paused, press FAST FORWARD        to move a small
   step forward. Press REWIND to move a small step back. Press PLAY to resume watching at
   normal speed.
4. While playing, press the REPLAY      button. The show jumps back 8 seconds — useful for
   when you miss a great sports play or a bit of dialog, or for when you fast forward too far.

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5. Press REPLAY again, then immediately press SLOW           to see your own slow-motion
   replay. To resume normal speed, press PLAY.
6. While playing, press the ADVANCE      ® button. You’ll instantly move forward 30 seconds.
   (If you press ADVANCE while fast-forwarding, you’ll skip to the next white tick mark.
7. Press and hold the ADVANCE          button and presto! You’re caught up to live TV.
8. Press and hold the REPLAY        button to skip back to the beginning of the saved portion.

RECORD & WATCH
You can always record the show you’re watching by pressing RECORD           for options.

RECORDING THE SAVED PORTION
Up to 30 minutes of the current channel’s broadcast is always being saved on your TiVo DVR,
even when you’re not recording. When you change channels, the TiVo box clears the saved
portion on the tuner you’re watching and starts saving again on the new channel. So, if the
saved portion is important to you, either record the program or don’t change the channel.
To record the saved portion in addition to the rest of the program, press RECORD           before
changing the channel.

STOPPING A RECORDING
You can stop any recording in either of two ways: press the RECORD button while watching
live TV, then choose Stop Recording. Or, from the My Shows list, choose a title that’s currently
recording, then move left to choose Stop Recording.

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QUICK TOUR - QUICKVIEW                                                                         UP: Mini guide

Want to take a peek at what else is on? While you’re watching live TV or a recorded show,
QuickView lets you see what else is playing now or coming up soon without missing the action
on the show you’re watching.
QuickView panels appear over the video you’re watching, with just a click of your remote
control:
                                                                                               DOWN: SmartBar
•   UP shows you what’s coming up on live TV with a condensed guide. To close this panel,
    press   .
          Back

•   DOWN displays the SmartBar, with quick access to the shows you watch regularly, based
    on the current time and day of the week.
•   LEFT brings up your favorite channels. You can set your favorites by choosing the Menu
    icon     > Settings > Channel Settings. See Channel Settings for instructions.
•   RIGHT shows you what’s playing on other tuners.                                            LEFT: Favorite channels

In each panel, use the UP/DOWN or LEFT/RIGHT buttons to move around. Press OK to switch
to channel, tuner, or show that’s airing, or to set up a recording.

                                                                                               RIGHT: Tuners

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QUICK TOUR - THE INFO BANNER
The info banner displays the show’s title, description, ratings, and other information. To view
the info banner while watching a show, press INFO        . Icons in the info banner are shortcuts
to corresponding features. Use the UP/DOWN arrows to highlight an icon, then press         OK .
From the info banner, you can:
•   Turn closed captioning on or off. See Subtitle Preferences to learn about changing the
    appearance of closed captions.
•   Record the show.
•   Create a OnePass search for the show. Learn more in Quick Tour - OnePass™ Searches.
•   Set channel options: Add the channel to your My Shows Options list, remove it from the
    list, or lock it (so it will require a Parental Controls PIN to access).
•   Choose More Info to go to the Series, Movie, or Episode screen. See Quick Tour - My
    Shows.
•   Change the audio track (when other audio tracks are available). See Language & Audio
    Description for more.

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QUICK TOUR - VOICE
To control your TiVo box with your voice, your box must be running the TiVo experience                       1ঞˆb|‹Ѵb]_|

described in this guide. (For TiVo Mini users, your Mini must be connected to a DVR host that
is using the new TiVo experience.) You must also use a TiVo voice remote that is paired                      Microphone

correctly with your TiVo box. If your remote is paired, the activity light will flash yellow with
each button press. If it’s not paired, the activity light will flash red with each button press.
Usually, the remote is paired during Guided Setup, but if you need to re-pair your remote or
set up a new remote, see Pair your remote with your TiVo box for pairing instructions.
To issue a voice command, press and hold the      button, and speak naturally into the
remote (note the microphone location in the image to the right). Release the button when you
have finished speaking.
Here are some things you can do with voice:
•   Search by title, actor, or keyword: “Find Modern Family” or “Show me some action
    movies.”
    HINT: Add on to your initial command to get more specific. For example, after the
    command, “Show me some action movies,” you could add “Just from the 90s...”
•   Fast forward or rewind a certain number of minutes: “Fast forward three minutes.”
•   Jump to a particular point in a show: “Jump to 10 minutes” will jump to 10 minutes from
    the beginning of the recording.
•   Watch a show: “Watch Modern Family.”
•   Watch the latest recording of a show: “Watch the latest recording of the Daily Show with
    Trevor Noah.”
•   Watch a show on TV: “Watch The Voice on now” or “Play Game of Thrones on live TV.”
•   Watch a show or movie on a particular streaming app: “Watch Coco on Netflix.”

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•   Watch a particular episode of a show: “Play season 1, episode 3 of Grey’s Anatomy.”
•   Launch an app: “Launch Netflix.” (This voice command is disabled if Parental Controls are
    on.)
•   Change channels: “Go to NBC.”
•   Turn accessibility features on or off: “Turn on closed captioning” or “Turn on text-to-
    speech.”
•   Go to a TiVo menu screen: “Take me home,” or “Show me the Guide.”

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QUICK TOUR - THE TIVO APP
Easily stream or download recordings to your mobile device using the
TiVo app! (Bonus: The TiVo app also lets you schedule recordings, control
live TV, search for shows, and more!) Download the free TiVo app from
the App Store or Google Play.
To learn how to use the TiVo app, visit the “Go Mobile” section of
explore.tivo.com/how-to.

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QUICK TOUR - ACCESSIBILITY FEATURES
Your TiVo box is ready to help vision- and hearing-impaired users get the most out of the TiVo
experience.

VISION
Find and enjoy your favorite shows using the screen reader (text-to-speech) and an audio
description track.
•   Turn the screen reader on or off by pressing   A   on your TiVo remote control for two
    seconds.
•   Turn the screen reader on with the voice command, “Turn on text-to-speech.”
•   Turn on Audio Description, when available, by pressing    C   on your remote control for two
    seconds.

HEARING
Enjoy your favorite shows with easy-to-access Closed Captioning.
•   Turn Closed Captioning on or off by pressing   B   on your remote control for two seconds.
•   Turn Closed Captioning on or off with the voice command, “Turn on/off Closed
    Captioning.”
•   Turn Closed Captioning on or off from the Info Banner. Just press the INFO button        on
    your remote control and select the Closed Caption icon

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GUIDE                             24
SEARCH                            26
WHAT TO WATCH                     28
SCORES & RATINGS                  29
MANUAL RECORDINGS                 31
WISHLIST® SEARCHES                32
MANAGE                            35
ONEPASS & RECORDING OPTIONS       37
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GUIDE
The on-screen program guide displays up to two weeks of TV programming at the touch of a
                                                                                               Date   Time   Show description
button — the Guide button on your TiVo remote. When you’re viewing the guide, press A to
display Guide Options (see below).
The mini guide is a smaller version of the program guide. Press UP while watching TV to view
it. The mini guide shows you what’s coming up on the channel you’re watching; press UP/
DOWN to view other channels. See Quick tour - QuickView for more.
Icons in the guide help you navigate to the shows you want. New shows are marked with a
NEW icon. Shows that are currently recording have a red circle icon next to the title, while
shows that are scheduled to record are marked with a check mark (for individual shows) or
double check mark (for OnePass recordings.)
To move around in the guide:                                                                   Channels

•   Press FAST FORWARD     to move the displayed time ahead two hours (one page), or
    press REWIND    to move it backward.
•   Press ADVANCE        to jump 24 hours ahead, or REPLAY        to jump 24 hours back.
•   Press OK
              on a show in progress, and the channel changes to that show. Press RECORD
    to record it.
•   Press OK on an upcoming show, and you’ll see a screen with recording options. Set up
    your recording or press  to go back to the guide.
                            Back

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GUIDE OPTIONS
Press   A   to display Guide Options, which let you customize the guide.
•   Date: Choose the starting date for the guide.
•   Time: Choose the starting time for the guide.
•   Show category: Select which categories of shows to display in guide.
•   Channels: Choose which channels to display.
    -- Channel List Display only the channels that are checked in the Channel List
       (recommended).
    -- Favorites Display only the channels you chose as your favorites. To choose favorite
       channels from within the guide, select a channel cell (not a show title), then select Add
       to Favorite Channels.
    -- All Display all channels available from your service provider, even channels you don’t
       receive.
•   Show channel logos: Turn channel logos on or off.

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SEARCH
Search by show title, episode title, show description, or person name (actor, director, etc.).
The TiVo service searches upcoming TV shows and movies, streaming videos (from sources
like Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go, Prime Video, and more), and video on demand from your cable
provider (if available) all at the same time. You can even search for a particular channel by its
network name or call sign (e.g., NBC or ESPN).

KEYBOARD SEARCH
1. From the Home screen, select Search.
2. Use the letter grid to spell out the title, person, or word you’re looking for. Press the
   arrow buttons to move around, then press       OK
                                                      on each letter you want. As you select
   letters, a list of possible matches sorted by popularity appears on the right. For
   example, if you enter the letters HOW, you might see matches for the TV show “How I
   Met Your Mother,” the video on demand movie “How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days,” and
   the director Ron Howard. Results are sorted by popularity, with better matches higher in
   the list.
3. Keep selecting letters until you see what you’re searching for. If you make a mistake, you
   can press CLEAR to erase everything, or REWIND         to erase one letter at a time. Insert
   a space by pressing FAST FORWARD           .
4. Use the RIGHT arrow to highlight the show or person name.
5. Press   OK
                to view details, set up a recording or OnePass, or bookmark the show.

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VOICE SEARCH
1. From any screen, press and hold the blue voice button on your remote, and speak into
   the microphone.                                                                                     Microphone

2. Say a show/movie title, actor name, director name, or genre. You can even say a famous
   movie phrase if you’ve forgotten the name of a film! For example, “Arnold
   Schwarzenegger,” “The Terminator,” and “I’ll be back” will all return results for “The
                                                                                                       (ob1;0†‚om
   Terminator” movie.
See Quick tour - Voice for more about voice commands.

NUMBER PAD SEARCH
1. From the Home screen, select Search.
2. Before entering any letters or numbers, press UP on your remote.
3. Note the letters associated with each number key displayed on the screen. Press the
   number buttons on the remote the correspond to the letters you want to enter. For
   example, if you want to search for NCIS, enter 6-2-4-7.
4. To switch back to the on-screen keyboard, press DOWN to highlight a letter.

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WHAT TO WATCH
What to Watch lets you browse shows available to stream, watch live, bookmark, or record.
From the Home screen, select What to Watch.
Top-level categories include On TV Today, Sports, Movies, and more. Each category also
includes more specific sub-categories to help you find exactly what you’re looking for. For
example, from the Movies strip, select View All to see subcategories like New Releases,
Movies on your Premium Channels, Action, and Comedy.
Note: While viewing a strip, press REPLAY      to move to the View All or More tile at the
                                                                                              Select for sub-categories
beginning of the strip, then press OK to see sub-categories.

                                                                                              Sub-categories

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SCORES & RATINGS
With all of the movies and sporting events available, TiVo helps you zero in on just the items
worth your time.

THUUZ EXCITEMENT RATINGS
Thuuz “excitement ratings” can tell you if a game is going to be worth watching -- before you
                                                                                                  Rating (shown when event is highlighted)
start watching it. The scores are updated in real-time; that means, in a game that might be
mediocre at first, you’ll see lower Thuuz scores. But as the game gets more exciting, the score
will go up. Games are rated from 0-100, with 100 being a “great game.”

  85   to   100     Great game

  65   to   84      Good game

  40   to   84      OK game

  0    to   39      Dull game

Thuuz ratings become visible when you highlight an event, and they may be considered
“spoilers.” If you want to watch your sports without knowing what to expect, you can always
turn this feature off. From the Home screen, choose the Menu icon        > Settings > User
Preferences > Thuuz Sports Ratings.

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METACRITIC RATINGS FOR MOVIES
Metacritic takes all of the reviews for movie, averages them, and gives you a combined score,       Rating (shown when movie is highlighted)
so you can see at a glance what critics are saying about a movie. Movies are rated on a scale of
0-100 and color coded; look for the green scores for the best bets. You’ll find Metacritic scores
for movies throughout the TiVo experience: What to Watch, Search, My Shows, Guide, and
more.
To see the Metacritic rating (if available), highlight a movie. Ratings are numerical and color-
coded, as follows:.

  81   to   100      Universal acclaim

  61   to   80       Generally favorable reviews

  40   to   60       Mixed or average reviews

  20   to   39       Generally unfavorable reviews

  0    to   19       Overwhelming dislike

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MANUAL RECORDINGS
Schedule a recording on a specific channel at a specific time.
1. From the Home screen, choose the Menu icon            > Manage > Manual Recording.
2. Choose the frequency of the recording, using the UP/DOWN arrows to select Once or
   Repeat, then press the RIGHT arrow.
3. Choose the day(s) for the recording, using the UP/DOWN arrows to change the current
   selection. If you chose Repeat, you can choose to repeat the recording on a specified day
   of the week (Every Tuesday) or several times a week (Every M – F or Every Day).
4. Press the RIGHT arrow and choose a channel using the UP/DOWN arrows (or by entering a
   number with the remote, then pressing ENTER).
                                                                                                     As you enter the date, time, and
5. Press the RIGHT arrow and set the hour, minute, and am/pm for the start and stop time,            channel, a best-guess match
   using the UP/DOWN arrows to change the current selection.                                         from the guide will be
                                                                                               displayed.
6. Press OK to schedule your the recording.

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WISHLIST® SEARCHES
A WishList search finds shows that match your search criteria on any channel you receive —and
it keeps on searching for as long as you keep the WishList search.If you choose to auto-record
matches to your WishList search, you’ll find any recorded matches in your My Shows list.
You can search for something specific by creating a WishList search with multiple criteria: for
instance, you might create a WishList search for actor George Clooney, category Movies, and
sub-category Action. This WishList search would find action movies starring George Clooney.
You can even use WishList searches to find something very specific. For example, the keyword
GIANTS with category Football would find Giants football games, but not baseball games.

CREATING A WISHLIST SEARCH
1. You can create a WishList only on your DVRFrom the Home screen, choose Search.
2. Without entering any letters, move to the right side of the screen to select Create a
   WishList Search. Alternatively, you can enter a search term before selecting Create a
   WishList Search, and this term will be treated as a keyword (see below).
3. Next, start choosing criteria for your WishList search. You can choose any or all of the
   following:
   Title Keyword: Search for shows with specific words in the show or episode title.
   Keyword: Search for shows with specific words in the show title, episode title, or
   description.
   Actor: Search for shows with your favorite actor.
   Director: Search for shows by a specific director.
   Category: Search for specific categories and sub-categories of shows (for example, action
   movies or nature documentaries).

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4. After entering your initial search criteria, you’ll return to the WishList screen. Continue
   adding as many search criteria to your WishList search as you like. For instance, you could
   create a WishList search like this:
   -- Keyword: Ocean
   -- Actor: George Clooney
   -- Category: Movies
   Your results would include only “Ocean” series movies starring George Clooney.
5. When you’re finished entering search criteria, select Done Entering Terms.
6. Choose to save the WishList (which will tell your DVR to start searching) or change
   recording options. When you’re ready, choose Save this WishList Search.
   Note: If you don’t want your TiVo box to record matches automatically, be sure to choose
   change Auto-Record to No.
7. The final WishList screen allows you to edit your search terms, change recording options,
   rename the WishList search, or cancel the search. You can always get back to this screen by
   Managing your WishList searches.
If you’ve turned on auto-recording of WishList matches, each auto-recording WishList search
and its upcoming recordings will appear My Shows, the To Do List, and the OnePass Manager.

MANAGING YOUR WISHLIST SEARCHES
Note: You can manage your WishList searches only on your DVR
                                                                                                      You can also edit your WishList
To view or edit a WishList:                                                                           search from the OnePass
1. From the Home screen, choose Search.                                                               Manager. Choose the Menu
                                                                                                 icon     > Manage > OnePass
2. Move to the right side of the screen and select View My WishList Searches.                    Manager.

3. Choose the WishList search you want to edit. From there, you can choose:

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•   Edit WishList Search Terms: Change the search criteria.
•   Modify Recording Options: Turn auto-recording on or off. If auto-recording is on,
    you’ll can choose whether to record only new shows (or reruns as well), how many shows
    to keep, and more.
•   Rename this WishList: Change the name of the WishList search.
•   Delete this WishList search.

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MANAGE
TO DO LIST
Note: You can manage your To Do List only on a DVR.
The To Do List shows all your scheduled recordings and lets you change recording options or
cancel recordings. To view the To Do List, choose the Menu icon     > Manage > To Do List.
You’ll see a list of all shows scheduled to record in the next two weeks, including shows that
have conflicts with other recordings. To view the list without conflicts, or with conflicts only,
press the C button to cycle through views. Press      OK  on any show to see available options.
                                                                                                          In the To Do List, individual
CANCELING A RECORDING                                                                                     recordings are marked with a
To cancel a recording, just highlight the show title on the To Do List and press CLEAR.                   single check mark in a cirlce:

                                                                                                     OnePass® recordings and manual
ONEPASS MANAGER                                                                                      repeating recordings are marked with a
Note: You can manage your To Do List only on your DVR.                                               ticket with a double check mark:

OnePass searches and auto-recording WishList searches are listed and prioritized by the order        Auto-recording WishList® searches are
in which you set them up: the first is at the top of the list and has highest priority, and so on.   marked are marked with a ticket with a
                                                                                                     star:
To view the OnePass Manager, choose the Menu icon               > Manage > OnePass Manager.
Prioritizing your OnePasses and WishList searches is important in case of recording conflicts
(when too many shows are scheduled to record at the same time). Because your TiVo DVR has
multiple tuners, and because OnePass works best when you include streaming videos,
recording conflicts should be minimized. However, when too many shows conflict, the highest
priorities are recorded.
Use the UP/DOWN arrows to highlight a repeating recording, and press LEFT to highlight the
arrows to the left of the title. Then use the UP/DOWN arrows to move the selected title up or
down in the list.

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EDITING A REPEATING RECORDING
You can also use the OnePass Manager to view and change OnePass options, modify
recording options (if available), view upcoming episodes, or cancel a OnePass or auto-
recording WishList search. Highlight the show title and press  OKto view available options.

RECORDING ACTIVITY
Note: You can view recording activity only on your DVR.
Use the Recording Activity screen to see why a particular show was not recorded, why it’s not
scheduled to record, or when a recording was deleted from your My Shows list.
To view Recording Activity, choose the Menu icon          > Manage > Recording Activity.
The History is organized by date; use the UP/DOWN arrows to browse the shows in the list.
Select the show’s title for more information about it.
Note: A show will not be recorded if it appeared in your My Shows list or To Do List in the
previous 28 days.

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ONEPASS & RECORDING OPTIONS
DEFAULT OPTIONS
Note: You can set OnePass and recording options only on your DVR.
Default OnePass and recording options apply to all OnePasses you set up, and all shows you
record that are not part of OnePasses. You can change the default values at any time.
1. From the TiVo DVRHome screen, choose the Menu icon               > Settings > User
   Preferences.
2. Choose OnePass & Recording Options.
Options include:
•   Include: Choose to include recordings, streaming videos (from sources like Netflix, Hulu,
    HBO Go, Prime Video, and more), or both in your OnePass results. Remember, streaming
    videos don’t take up any disk space. (OnePass only.)
•   Start from: Choose a starting season for the OnePass (e.g., current season, season 1, or
    new episodes only)
•   Rent or buy: Decide whether to include episodes that need to be purchased before
    viewing. Note that the TiVo Service will not purchase the items for you; you will have the
    option to purchase them at the time of viewing. (OnePass only.)
•   Record: Skip reruns or watch them all? Choose New Only to avoid reruns. (Recordings
    only.)
•   Video quality: When you set the Channel setting (above) to All, you can choose how often
    to get the HD version of a show: always, never, or if possible. Note that if you choose Only
    HD and a show is not available in HD, it won’t be recorded. Likewise, if you choose Only SD
    and a show is only available in HD, it won’t be recorded. (Recordings only.)

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•   Keep at most: Set the maximum number of recordings to be saved. (Recordings only.)
•   Keep until: Choose how long to keep recordings (Recordings only.)
•   Start recording: Start recording up to ten minutes before a show is scheduled to begin.
    (Recordings only; available only before recording starts.)
•   Stop recording: Set a recording to continue — for a few minutes or up to three hours —
    after it’s scheduled to end. You can change this setting when you set up the recording, or
    while the recording is in progress. (Recordings only.)
•   Always display options: Choose whether to see the Options screen when you set up a
    OnePass search, WishList search, or recording.

PER-RECORDING OR PER-ONEPASS OPTIONS
Default recording and OnePass options apply to all OnePasses and individual recordings;
however, you can always choose options for a particular series or recording when you first set it
up.
Note: if you have Always Display Options set to No, you will not see the Options screen when
setting up OnePass search, WishList searches, or recordings.
Or, to view or change recording options for a single recording, or for a particular OnePass or
WishList search:
1. From My Shows, the To Do List, or the OnePass manager, choose a series, movie, or
   episode.
2. Select OnePass Options or Recording Options.
3. Choose Modify OnePass or Modify Recording.

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                  APPS
VIDEO APPS             40
MUSIC APPS             43
SMART HOME APPS        44
SPORTS APPS            46
KIDS APPS              47
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VIDEO APPS
Your TiVo box has access to an array of TV, movie, and other video apps.To find them, from
the Home screen choose Apps.
App categories include favorites, video, music, sports, and kids. Move LEFT or RIGHT on the
filter strip to cycle through categories.
To choose a favorite app, highlight it and press THUMBS UP       .

PRIME VIDEO®
Stream thousands of movies and TV shows from Amazon’s Prime Video -- and for Amazon
Prime users, the news keeps getting better: some titles are free!
When you search for shows on your TiVo box, your results will include shows available from
Prime Video. Just look for the Prime Video logo in the right pane of your search results.
You can also search or browse for shows and movies available on Prime Video from the
Amazon Video app available on the Apps menu.

NETFLIX®
With the Netflix app, you can instantly watch thousands movies and TV episodes streamed
from Netflix to your TiVo box. You just need to link your Netflix account to your TiVo box, and
then start watching.
When you search for shows on your TiVo box, your results will include shows available from
Netflix. Just look for the Netflix logo in the right pane of your search results.
You can also search or browse for shows and movies available on Netflix from the Netflix app
available from the Apps menu.

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HBO GO®
With HBO GO, you have unlimited access to your HBO shows, movies, sports, specials, and
more, right on your TiVo box. It's free with your HBO subscription through participating
television providers. What’s more, when you search for a show with your TiVo box, your search
results will include streaming videos available from HBO!
When you search for shows on your TiVo box, your results will include shows available from
HBO GO. Just look for the HBO GO logo in the right pane of your search results.
You can also search or browse for shows and movies available HBO shows from the HBO GO
app available on the Apps menu.

VUDU®
TiVo box users have access to the vast library of shows and movies on Vudu! Log in or sign up
for Vudu right on your TiVo box to start streaming!
When you search for shows on your TiVo box, your results will include shows available from
Vudu. Just look for the Vudu logo in the right pane of your search results.
You can also search or browse for shows and movies available on Vudu from the Vudu app
available on the Apps menu.
BONUS for Ultraviolet users: If your Ultraviolet account is linked to your Vudu account, you can
watch your Ultraviolet movies right on your TiVo box! Just choose to “My Vudu” from the top
Vudu menu.

HULU®
With Hulu on the TiVo service, you can stream TV episodes and movies right to your TiVo box,
with many titles in HD!
When you search for shows on your TiVo box, your results will include shows available from
Hulu. Just look for the Hulu logo in the right pane of your search results.

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You can also search or browse for shows and movies available Hulu shows from the Hulu app
available on the Apps menu.

YOUTUBE®
Browsing YouTube videos with your TiVo box is just as easy as browsing YouTube videos on
the Internet. Just select YouTube to get started.

MORE OPTIONS
New apps will be added in the future. You’ll see them on the Apps screen automatically.
Check back often!

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MUSIC APPS
Your TiVo box is really an entire digital home entertainment center, with access to your photos,
music, and more!
From the Home screen, select Apps. To choose a favorite app, highlight it and press THUMBS
UP    .
Music apps include:
   Plex: Plex organizes your video, music, and photo collections and streams them right to
   your TiVo box.
   iHeartRadio: Listen to thousands of free stations, or create personalized custom stations
   from millions of songs.
   Pandora® Internet Radio: Pandora is a free service that lets you create custom Internet
   radio stations personalized just for you, playing only the music you love! Just tell Pandora
   one of your favorite songs, artists, or composers, and it will create a radio station that
   explores that kind of music. You can even create stations based on genre (rock, pop,
   dance, show tunes, classical). Pandora plays all your current and old favorites and
   introduces you to new songs you’ll love.

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SMART HOME APPS
Connect your TiVo box to your Smart Home devices for an end-to-end experience.
From the Home screen, select Apps. To choose a favorite app, highlight it and press THUMBS
UP    .

ASK ALEXA
When you pair your TiVo box with your Amazon Echo device, you can put your remote aside –
just ask Alexa instead.
To get started, find the Alexa app on your TiVo box’s Apps > Smart Home screen. After a one-
time setup process, you’ll be able to issue commands using Alexa.
Commands include:
•   “Alexa, pause” to pause playback.
•   “Alexa, play” to resume watching.
•   “Alexa, fast forward.” To fast forward at higher speeds (up to three times faster), say “Alexa
    fast forward again.”
•   “Alexa, previous” is like pressing the Instant Replay button (jumps back 8 seconds).
•   “Alexa, skip” or “Alexa, next” will skip a commercial break on SkipMode®-enabled shows.
•   “Alexa, change the channel to .”
•   “Alexa, change channel to ” (e.g., CBS or ESPN). You must set up your
    Zip code in the Alexa app to enable this command. (In the Alexa app, go to Settings,
    choose your device, then verify the Zip code under Device Location.)
•   “Alexa, go to Guide” opens the TiVo program guide.
•   “Alexa, go to Home” opens the TiVo Home screen.
•   “Alexa, go to settings” opens the TiVo settings screen.

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•   “Alexa, launch ” opens a streaming video app. Available apps include Prime
    Video, Netflix, HBO GO, and YouTube.
NOTE: Commands like “Pause” or “Play” are also used in other Alexa skills (e.g. music skills).
To use them with TiVo, you may need to add “on TiVo” to your command the first time you
issue it (for example, “Alexa, play on TiVo”). This will bring your TiVo device “in focus” -- that
is, it makes Alexa aware that TiVo is the device being used. Similarly, if there's been no activity
on your TiVo device for approximately 60-90 minutes (e.g., if you have been watching a single
show or channel for a long time), you will need to add “TiVo” to the command to bring your
TiVo box into focus (“Alexa, pause on TiVo”).

AUTOMATE WITH IFTTT
Thanks to the free IFTTT service, your TiVo box can join your home’s “Internet of Things,”
where it can communicate with other smart devices to complete tasks.
IFTTT means “If this, then that.” Some examples of IFTTT tasks are:
•   If my doorbell rings, then pause my TiVo box.
•   If I start Netflix, then dim my lights.
•   If someone enters my Parental Controls PIN, then send me a text message.
The possibilities are endless. Choose from predefined IFTTT tasks (called “applets”) or create
your own to automate your entertainment experience. You’ll find the IFTTT app on your TiVo
box’s Apps > Smart Home screen.

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