How to use the TiVo® remote to its full potential?

Your TiVo® remote is packed with features that can enhance your TV experience. Read on to learn more.

Programming your TiVo® remote

  1. Press the TiVo® Central button on your remote.
  2. Select Settings & Messages.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Select Remote, CableCARD & Devices.
  5. Select Remote Control Setup.

A menu page will then appear displaying 5 more steps, which will allow you to program your remote control.

Programming your TV with your TiVo® remote

  1. Select TV Power, Volume and Mute buttons.
  2. Select your TV’s brand from the on-screen list.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions: press and hold the PWR and TiVo® buttons simultaneously for 5 seconds, then enter one of the 4-digit codes from the top of the screen.

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Programming the sound system on your TiVo® PVR

  1. Select A/V Volume and the Mute button.
  2. Select your sound system’s brand from the on-screen list.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions: press and hold the Mute and TiVo® buttons simultaneously for 5 seconds, then enter one of the 4-digit codes from the top of the screen.

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Putting your TiVo® remote in RF mode

Your TiVo® remote can be used in RF mode (radio frequency mode, which lets you change channels, even if your receiver isn't visible (e.g. hiding behind your TV). You’ll know your remote is in RF mode if an orange light appears when you push a button.

Here’s how to put your TiVo® remote in RF mode:

  1. Select Remote control pairing.
  2. Press and hold the BACK and TiVo® buttons simultaneously for 5 seconds, then place the remote control on the receiver. The orange light on the remote will stop blinking as soon as the pairing is complete.

If you want to switch back to IR mode (infrared mode, where a red light appears when you push a button)—i.e. the normal mode where you have to point your remote at your receiver to control it—press and hold the C and TiVo® buttons simultaneously for 5 seconds. To switch back to RF mode, follow the same steps with the D and TiVo® buttons.

About remote control shortcuts

There are 6 pre-programmed shortcuts you can access from your TiVo® remote, which take you to commonly used features. You can access them from TiVo® Central by pressing numbers 1 through 6 on your remote. Here’s where each of the numbers will take you:

  1. Season Pass® Manager
  2. To Do List
  3. WishList Searches
  4. Search
  5. Browse TV & Movies
  6. History

Using the “remote finder” feature

If you’re always losing your remote and have a TiVo® PVR, try the TiVo® “remote finder” feature.

If you have a high-definition (HD) PVR, just touch the amber image on the front of the PVR to activate a familiar TiVo® jingle on the remote. If you have a TiVo® 4K PVR, press the button on the back of the PVR labelled “Remote Finder”.

When you find the remote, press any button to deactivate the sound, or just wait 15 seconds for it to turn off automatically.

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