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Shows

My Shows

My Shows contains all of your TiVo recordings, bookmarks and wish list shows across TV networks and apps.

Note: This information is for customers using the newer TiVo Experience. For customers using the classic TiVo Experience, see TiVo Central My Shows below. See which experience you have.

To get to My Shows list from the Home screen, select My Shows, or press 1 on your remote (if you have the newer TiVo experience). If you’re on any other menu screen or on live TV, just press the TiVo button twice.

This information is for customers using the newer TiVo Experience. For customers using the classic TiVo Experience, see TiVo Central My Shows below. See which experience you have.

Filter Strip

Filter your My Shows list easily with the Filter Strip. From My Shows, press down to get to it. Then press C, or move up or down, to cycle through filters. Filters can be edited, so you they can be custom to you. The complete list of available filters include:

  • Continue Watching
  • Going Away Soon
  • TV Series
  • Movies
  • Sports
  • Kids
  • News
  • Suggestions
  • Recordings
Recordings

Here you’ll find all your recordings – including your OnePass™ and WishList® searches, single recordings, and bookmarked shows and movies.

Use the up and down arrow buttons to go through your available recordings, or use channel up and channel down buttons to page through the list quickly.

This information is for customers using the newer TiVo Experience. See which experience you have.

For OnePass series recordings, icons next to each recording will tell you if there are new episodes, how many total episodes are in your queue and other information.

Highlight a series title, or press OK to go to the main Series screen – where you’ll see options for exploring the show.

Main Series Screen

On the main Series screen, your Watchlist displays the episodes included in your OnePass. If a series contains more than one season and more than 30 episodes, a season selector will display at the top of the list. You can use this to jump between seasons.

Highlight an episode, and press Play to start watching, or press OK to go to the Episode screen – where you can see your viewing options.

This information is for customers using the newer TiVo Experience. See which experience you have.

When you select a movie from the My Shows list, a movie strip will expand, showing you a larger image of the movie as well as recommendations for other movies you might like. Press OK to go to the Movie screen, where you can choose to play a movie or view more about it.

Movies will show in both the Movies and All Shows filter of My Shows. Note:

  • Bookmarked movies will be grouped in the in the Streaming Movies folder.
  • If there is a Kids filter present in your filters, any kids’ movies will appear in that filter.

This information is for customers using the newer TiVo Experience. See which experience you have.

To delete an individual show or a series in My Shows, highlight the program, and press Clear on your remote.

If you’re deleting a series that contains recordings, you can choose to replace the recordings with links to streaming videos instead – which can be useful if you’re trying to conserve storage space.

This information is for customers using the newer TiVo Experience. See which experience you have.

From the main My Shows screen, press A to go to the Options screen.

  • Sort list: Sort your My Shows list by date (with the most recent shows first) or alphabetically by name.
  • Show episode strip: Set this to Yes to open a strip of episode images when you select a series title in your My Shows list. Set this to No to go to the Series screen when you select a series title in your list. (This is set to No by default.)
  • Filters: Choose which categories should appear in the Filter Strip, and in what order they should show.
  • Background images: Set this option to Yes to see full-screen background images of the selected series or movie. Set this to No to hide background images.

Find Something to Watch

With the TiVo Experience, it’s easy to find what you want to watch on TV. Your TiVo DVR even gives you suggestions for stuff you might like based on your ratings and previously watched shows and movies.

What to Watch lets you browse shows that are available to stream, watch live, bookmark or record. To get to What to Watch, select What to Watch from the Home screen, or press 2 on your remote (if you have the newer TiVo experience).

Top-level categories include On TV Today, Sports, Movies, TV Series, Kids and more. Each category also includes more specific subcategories to help you find exactly what you want to watch.

  1. Use the up and down arrow buttons on your remote to move to a category.
  2. Scroll through the strip of shows using the left and right arrows, Or press Replay to move to the View All or More tile at the beginning of the strip of shows. Select OK to dive deeper into subcategories.
  3. Use the Back button (or the Zoom button on remotes without a Back button) to go back to the previous screen.

TiVo Suggestions finds shows you may like to watch and automatically records them (when your TiVo DVR has space). These suggestions appear as a filter in your My Shows list.

Note: TiVo Suggestions never replace shows you record or prevents other shows from being recorded. TiVo Suggestions are also always the first shows deleted to make room for other recordings you set up.

If you want to stop your DVR from automatically recording suggestions:

  1. From the Home screen, select the Menu icon and then Settings.
  2. Choose User Preferences and then TiVo Suggestions.
Rate Shows

Rating shows helps TiVo Suggestions create a list of shows you might like. The more shows you rate, the better your TiVo Suggestions will get at finding shows you’ll be interested. 

To rate shows – whether live, recorded or listed in the program guide – press the Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down button on your remote. You can give a show up to three Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down.

You can also create a WishList® search to help you find show you want to watch.

To help you find the items you really want to watch, look for colored boxes containing numbers throughout the TiVo Experience. These help you tell at a glance whether a sports event or movie is worth watching.

Thuuz Sports Ratings

Thuuz ratings can help you decide whether or not to tune in to a sports game. Sports in What to Watch are tagged with a Thuuz excitement score from 0-100, with 100 being the best. These ratings can change up until the game is completed, at which time the number will be fixed.

The following sports support Thuuz ratings:

  • North America leagues: NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, MLS, NCAA Football and NCAA Men’s Basketball.
  • European leagues: EPL, Bundesliga, La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1, UEFA Champions/Europa
  • Global Sports: Golf (PGA), Tennis (ATP)

If you want to turn Thuuz ratings off:

  1. From the Home screen, select the Menu icon, and then Settings.
  2. Choose User Preferences and then Thuuz Sports Ratings.
Metacritic Movie Ratings

Metacritic tells you at a glance what critics are saying about a movie. It takes all the available reviews for a movie, averages them, and gives you a combined score.

Movies are rated on a scale of 0-100 – with 100 being the best – and are color-coded red (for low scores), yellow (for middle scores) and green (for top scores). You’ll see these scores on movies in What to Watch, Search, My Shows, your on-screen Guide and more. 

Learn More About Shows

Want to know more about a particular show or movie? You can view information before watching a show, and learn more about a specific recorded series, episode or movie.

The info banner displays a show’s title, description, ratings and other information. To view the info banner while watching a show, press the Info button on your remote.

Icons in the info banner are shortcuts to corresponding features. Use the up and down arrows to highlight an icon, and then press Select.

  • Turn closed captioning on or off.
  • Record the show.
  • Create a OnePass search for the show.
  • 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).
  • Go to the Series, Movie, & Episode screens by selecting More Info.
  • Change the audio track (when other audio tracks are available).

On a Series screen, Episode screen and Movie screen, you can choose to watch the show/movie and get program information – all in one place. While the options vary depending on the show, in general you can:

  • View your Watchlist (episodes included in your OnePass search).
  • View other episodes.
  • Delete the show or movie.
  • Choose a streaming option, if the show is available to stream.
  • Set up or modify a OnePass or recording.
  • Learn about the cast and more information about the show.

Get recommendations for similar shows and movies.

Series Screen

To reach the series screen from an item in your My Shows list, select the show title.

  • If you have your changed your My Shows settings to Show an Episode list from your My Shows, highlight the show title and press Select to open the episode strip. Then, press the replay button to go to the series poster and press Select again.

If you have a OnePass to the series, go to the OnePass Manager and select a title.

You can also search or browse for the show.

Episode Screen

To reach the episode screen:

  • If the series is in your My Shows list and your setting for Go to Episode List is set to Yes, select the show title from the My Shows list, highlight an episode and press Select.
  • If the series in your My Shows list and Show Episode Strip is set to Yes, select any episode in the strip.
  • If an episode is scheduled to record, go to the To Do List, and select an episode.
  • Search or browse for the series. Then, from the Series screen, select an episode category from the available options.
Movie Screen

To reach the movie screen:

  • If the movie is in your My Shows list, select the title or image (depending on your My Shows options).
  • If a movie is scheduled to record, go to the To Do List, and select it.
  • Search or browse for the movie.

TiVo Central

TiVo Central is the starting point for TiVo DVR customers with the classic TiVo Experience. From here, you can find all your connected streaming apps, your recorded shows, settings and more. See which experience you have.

My Shows contains all of your TiVo recordings. Your shows are grouped into categories to help you find what you’re looking for faster.

To hide certain categories or change the order they appear, press the A button on your remote, and select Show Categories.

  • Highlight a category you want to hide, and press Select to remove the checkmark.
  • To change the order, highlight the category to move, press the right arrow button on your remote. Then use the up and down arrows to reorder the list.

When you’re happy with these options, press A twice.

It’s easy to add streaming videos like Netflix and Hulu to My Shows.

  1. Search for movies or individual episodes of series. Select an episode or movie from your search results.
  2. On the next screen, your TiVo DVR shows you your streaming options from all your connected apps. Select Add this streaming video and then OK.

You can now find links to streaming shows in My Shows under the Movies category – as well as in the All Category under the Streaming Movies folder.

  • If the streaming movie isn’t available from any of your connected streaming apps, a Not Currently Available folder is created at the bottom of My Shows. When the movie becomes available, it will automatically be added to the appropriate My Shows category and the Streaming Movies folder.

Not all TiVo DVRS are compatible with the newer TiVo Experience. Contact us with questions. 

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