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 & Discover.

Step 2
Select Search and press OK.

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 Up, Down, Left and Right arrows on your remote to move around the letters. Press OK to choose the letter you want.

Step 5
Search for anything! Simply enter the first few letters of a movie, show, actor or keyword and your TiVo box will do the rest. Use the number buttons on the remote to enter letters (2 –ABC, 3 – DEF, 4 – GHI, 5 – JKL, 6 – MNO, 7 – PQRS, 8 – TUV, 9 – WXYZ.

Or press down to select a letter from the keyboard.

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 discover content

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

Step 2
Then select Discover TV & Movies.

Here's how it might work…
We’ve got a fantastic selection of Box Sets, movies, TV series and more just waiting for you to discover. Search for what you want in our categories like Pick of the Week, Collections (movies by theme), Box Sets, sports and more. Or simply browse around and see what takes your fancy. Plus, you can then watch what you’ve chosen live or On Demand. The choice is yours!

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, 5 and Sky Sports F1. Very cool. 

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