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How to set up and program your TiVo®
voice remote

Follow these simple steps to get started with your voice remote

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1. Insert batteries

Make sure your new TiVo® Voice Remote is within 3 feet of the front of your TiVo box, and insert the batteries into the remote.

Your remote should pair with your TiVo on its own, but if it doesn’t, please follow the steps below.

2. Pair the remote

Press the TiVo button, located at the top of the remote, and navigate through: Menu > Settings > Remote, CableCARD & Devices > Remote Control Setup > Pair remote with your TiVo box.

While on this screen, press the TiVo & Back buttons together until the light at the top of the remote remains lit. Release the buttons and the light will blink yellow/amber while pairing.

When the light stops blinking, press the TiVo button to return to the Home Menu.

Press the blue Voice button on the remote to confirm the blue Voice icon appears on your TV screen. Your TiVo box is now Voice enabled!

3. Program the remote to control your TV

Press the TiVo button, located at the top of the remote, and navigate through: Menu > Settings > Remote, CableCARD & Devices > Remote Control Setup > Set TV Power, Volume and Mute.

Use the up/down arrows to locate your TV manufacturer.

TiVo Experience

The TiVo Experience offers a fresh look with a new design, faster navigation, and more control than ever before with the powerful Voice Remote.

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New features

Astound remote control features

Frequently asked questions

Your voice remote should pair automatically with your TiVo box, but if it doesn’t please follow the instructions as outlined above.

The ZOOM button is now the EXIT button on your remote. To change the aspect ratio, go to the Settings Menu Settings Menu or press the Info button while on a non-HD channel, scroll to the right to Change Panel Mode. You can now use the ZOOM functionality.

The Back button (located next to the left arrow) will take you to the previous screen. This also takes you back to My Shows if you press Back while playing a recording.

You can do a lot with the TiVo voice control:

  • Tune to a channel: “Watch CBS”
  • Browse for something specific. Start with “Show me Tom Hanks movies.” Then narrow your search: “From the 80’s. On Netflix”
  • You can even ask for your favorite sports team: “When are the Seahawks playing?”
  • Jump ahead or rewind while watching a recording: “Fast forward five minutes”

Yes. The voice control feature only works within the TiVo menus. It will not work within apps, such as On Demand, Netflix, Hulu, etc. However, if you use it to Search for titles/movies/actors/genre in the TiVo menu, once it finds the content you are looking for, it will show you all the Viewing Options, and should be 1-click to launch on TV, Create a OnePass, or play for On Demand, Netflix, Hulu, etc.

Some TiVo boxes may need to have their settings adjusted after the upgrade. Simply go to Settings Menu Menu > Settings > Channel Settings > Channel List. To scroll through the channel list, hit the channel down arrow on your remote. Make sure there is a check mark Settings Menu listed next to the channel you want to show up in your on-screen guide.

TiVo Home is just a new name for TiVo Central. Pressing the main TiVo button twice, will take you to My Shows.

Yes, you can continue to use your current TiVo remotes to perform most standard functions available prior to the upgrade. To enjoy the new voice capabilities, a Voice Remote will need to be activated for each TV.

Imagine the Possibilities

We know you’ll love it.


TiVo features require compatible TiVo device, internet service connection and TV subscription. Start over feature only available up to 3 days. The ability to “start over” or “catch up” may vary by network and is dictated by the content provider. Fast forwarding may be disabled on some shows and is controlled by the content provider. Consider setting a OnePass to record a series to allow for fast forwarding in the future. Cloud DVR is not available on all equipment types. Basic Cloud DVR tier (125 hours) is included with select TV equipment at no extra cost and recordings will be saved for up to 90 days or until space is needed. Most recent recordings will replace older recordings after the 125 hours limit is reached. Upgrade to the Enhanced Cloud DVR tier for an additional $9.99/mo. for 12 months for 250 hours of storage and recordings saved for up to 365 days or until space is needed. Most recent recordings will replace older recordings after the 250 hours limit is reached. Regular rate of $11.99/mo. applies for the Enhanced Cloud DVR tier after the promotional period. ©2024 Xperi. All rights reserved. TiVo and the TiVo logo are registered trademarks of TiVo Brands LLC. All other trademarks and content are the property of their respective owners. Other restrictions apply.

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Must have Remote Finder capable DVR for feature to work.

Compatible TiVo equipment is required to receive the new TiVo experience and voice command feature. Customer may be required to upgrade all existing TiVo boxes in their home to receive advanced TiVo features and voice remote.