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Search and enjoy

Know what you want to watch? Your TiVo® box will help you find it faster. No more channel hopping or scrolling endlessly through your TV Guide - just search, browse and enjoy.


You want it? TiVo will find it

Type in the name of your favourite show, actor, director or just a keyword into your TiVo box and will it will bring it straight to you.

Say, for example, you want to watch 'The Office.' You can find out more about the people who starred in it – like Ricky Gervais, for example – and see what else they've been in. And then watch that. Turns out Ricky was in 'Stardust', 'Cemetery Junction' and an episode of 'The Simpsons', too.

As well as searching through the listings for what's on now, or coming up later, it'll search through all the great things you have available to you – from Catch Up TV to TV On Demand –  and even gives you the chance to search YouTube.


Become the search king

How to search

If you're looking for something specific, you can search by a programme title or a person's name.

Step 1
From the Home screen choose Search & Browse.

Step 2
Select Search all TV.

Step 3
You'll see a keypad on the left of the screen, which you can use to enter the word or name you want to search for.

Step 4
Use the forward and backward or up and down arrows on your remote to move around the letters. Press OK to choose the letter you want.

Step 5
As you select letters, your TiVo box searches all live TV available for the next two weeks, (and any On Demand shows) containing that word.

Step 6
When you see what you're searching for, use backward to move into the search results. Then highlight the one you want and press OK to select it.

Step 7
Select Get this show to watch if it's available from live TV, or On Demand to record the next showing, or set up a Series Link, which will record the whole series.

The brilliant thing about your TiVo service is you don't have to type the whole word in. Just like a Google search, your clever TiVo service will start showing you options that match the letters you've already entered.

Find out how to search by title, director or actor to find the shows you want


Not sure what to look for?

How to browse

Step 1
From the Home screen just choose Search & Browse.

Step 2
Then select Browse All TV.

Here's how it might work…
Fancy a laugh? Browse our Comedy folder and you might find the whole first series of The Mighty Boosh, ready to watch right now On Demand. Maybe you’ll see that The Inbetweeners is about to start on E4 or that a new series of Have I Got News For You starts next Friday. If the show's coming up in the future, you can press the Record option and save it for later.

The TiVo service is great for those times when you think there's nothing on TV. Chances are there is, you just haven't found it yet!

You can browse by theme (like Movies or Sport) or by category (like Action & Adventure.) Favourites gives you a shortcut to shows you've given a Thumbs Up.

Collections are shows with similar themes, like food or holidays. And Pick of the Week includes topical content that we think you'll enjoy.

Explore how to browse TiVo for exciting things to watch


There’s more fun on the Red Button

When you see a little red button on your TV screen, you’re in for a treat. That’s your cue to press the Red Button on your TiVo remote and access a load of additional services for that channel.

For example, you’ll find BBC iPlayer, News and Sports via the Red Button on all BBC channels and additional live sports coverage on Sky Sports 1, 2, 3, 4 and Sky Sports F1. Very cool. 

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