The Definitive List of TiVo Features
Skipping entire commercial breaks. Setting up our TiVo® to record programs with our favorite actors and directors. Using the app to record when away from home. We all have our favorite TiVo features – now master the rest. Here’s the complete list of features that work with the new TiVo experience on your TiVo BOLT VOXTM, to help you get the most out of your TiVo.
Skip Mode – Skip commercials completely
With SkipMode® on your TiVo, you can skip entire commercial breaks at the press of the Skip button (or the D button on some remotes) on popular recorded shows. A short time after a show has aired, you’ll see a Skip icon next to the show title in your My Shows folder when you’re able to skip commercials.
To make it easier to plan, check out our list of shows with SkipMode enabled here: See complete list.
QuickMode – Get through content faster
QuickMode ® lets you watch recorded shows, sports, award shows, and other content 30% faster than normal speed— and the sound stays pitch-perfect. It’s great for getting through the slow parts without missing out on the action.
When you’re watching a recorded show, turn QuickMode on or off by pressing “Play,” then “OK” (or “Select” on some remotes).
TiVo Search – Search TV networks and apps in one
Switching between apps, TV, and web to find content is time consuming, and doesn’t always help you find the best viewing options. TiVo Search enables you to search across TV, apps, and the web in one simple search.
TiVo Central – Have a hub for your entertainment
The TiVo button at the top of your remote takes you to TiVo Central ®. from here you can access your most used features and recordings, and apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO GO, YouTube, and Pandora. And in some locations, you can also access on-demand content from XFINITY and Cox.
TiVo Guide – See show schedules for all your channels
To access the 14-day programming guide, press Guide on the remote or use the TiVo App. From here you can see the air-time for upcoming shows.
TiVo QuickView- See what else is on, without missing your show
With QuickView TM, you can see what else is on and coming up, over the content you’re currently watching, with just a click of your remote control.
🔼 Press Up on your remote to see what’s coming up on live TV. To close, press Back.
🔽 Press Down to see the SmartBarTM, which displays the shows you watch regularly.
◀️ Press Left to see your favorite channels.
▶️ Press Right to see what’s playing on other channels.
What to Watch Now – Get an overview of what’s on right now
This is where you go to see what’s on TV right now, without clicking through channels or reviewing the Guide. Quickly see which shows, movies or sports are now playing. Unlike the Guide, you’ll see content separated by categories such as popular TV, sports, movies, and kids.
TiVo Suggestions – Let TiVo find new shows for you
TiVo Suggestions finds and records shows that TiVo “thinks” you’ll like, based on the shows you watch and the feedback you provide on the shows you are watching.. The more times you use the “Thumbs Up” and “Thumbs Down” on the remote, the more personalized your suggestions become. Find TiVo Suggestions in “My Shows.”
And don’t worry, Suggestions don’t take up your hard drive space. If you want, you can turn off Suggestions in the Settings section within TiVo Central.
WishList – Set your TiVo to record themes you love
With WishList, you can set your TiVo to record anything featuring a certain actor, director, keyword or category. WishList puts your TiVo to work to find content you are interested in.
Pro tip: You can build a complex search using combinations of keywords, actors, and categories to narrow down your results.
TiVo Mobile App – Set up recordings from anywhere
You can use your TiVo almost everywhere. Download the TiVo app for mobile devices to schedule a recording through your phone or tablet from anywhere.
TiVo One-time Recording and One-Pass – Record a show or multiple shows
Record a single show or episode. Just select the show in a search, or press the “Record” (the red dot) button on your TiVo remote when the show is highlighted in the Guide.
Or, record every episode of your favorite shows with OnePass TM. To set up a OnePass just click on the show through our search tools, programming guide or through the TiVo app, and select “Create a OnePass.”
OnePass gathers every available episode of a series and adds them all to your My Shows list. If an episode isn’t available to record, OnePass shows you episodes available to watch instantly from On Demand, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and more. Become a OnePass expert to learn everything you need to know.
OnePass Quick Select- Record multiple OnePass shows
With TiVo’s OnePass Quick Select, you can schedule all your OnePass programs with a single click. Quick Select gives you a quick view of the most popular shows on TV and lets you create a OnePass recording for multiple shows on one screen. You can find it on your TV display, or under “Manage” at TiVo Online.
Transfer Your Recording Settings – Port scheduled recordings from your old DVR.
Go to the “Manage” section at online.tivo.com to transfer your OnePass/Season Passes. Simply select the OnePass/Season Passes you want to transfer from your old DVR and drag them to the column on your computer screen that lists your new TiVo box. All your OnePass/Season Passes will be available on your new box.
This feature is available when transferring among TiVo® Series3/HD, TiVo® Premiere, TiVo Roamio® and TiVo BOLT VOXTM.
Transfer Your Recordings – Keep your shows when you get a new TiVo box.
In “Transfer Recording Settings,” we told you how to transfer the settings for shows you are planning to record. But what if you want to transfer the shows you’ve already recorded? Here’s how.
Transfer recordings between your TiVo boxes by visiting TiVo Online. Go to online.tivo.com and select “Manage”. Then you can select single recordings, multiple recordings, or all recordings to transfer from one TiVo box to another.
If you run out of storage space when transferring recordings between TiVo boxes, the oldest recorded shows on that DVR will be deleted to make room.
This feature is available when transferring among TiVo ® Series3/HD, TiVo ® Premiere, TiVo Roamio ® and TiVo BOLT VOXTM. Recordings cannot be transferred to TiVo Series3/HD boxes.
TiVo+ – A giant collection of free entertainment.
Exclusive to TiVo customers, TiVo+ is your one-stop streaming service for an amazing collection of free entertainment. Find it by clicking the TiVo+ icon on your TiVo home screen. TiVo+ is available on TiVo EDGE™ and TiVo BOLT™ (a “series 5” or “series 6” device) with the latest software update (“Experience 4”). Learn more about what TiVo+ has to offer.
Pro tip: Try activating some of these features with your voice. For example, press the blue VOICE button and say, “Create OnePass” and the name of your show.
We hope you found a new feature to try! Want to learn more ways to make your TiVo experience faster, better, and more personalized? Here’s a Button-by-Button Guide to your TiVo VOX RemoteTM.
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