How do I search for a show by title?
Searching by title on TiVo Premiere with HD menus:
Step 1: From Tivo Central, select 'Find TV, movies, & videos,' then choose 'Search.'
Step 2: The next screen has a grid of letters. Use the RIGHT, LEFT, UP, and DOWN arrows on your TiVo remote to move around the grid, then press SELECT to choose a letter.
As you select letters, the TiVo service searches through all broadcast, web video, and video on demand offerings available for up to the next two weeks, and lists matches on the right side of the screen. For example, if you enter the letters HOW, you might see matches for the TV show "How I Met Your Mother," the video on demand movie "How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days," and the director Ron Howard. Results are sorted by popularity, with better matches appearing higher in the list.
Step 3: Keep selecting letters until you see what you're searching for, then use the RIGHT arrow to highlight the show, and press SELECT to view the information screen.
Step 4: Select "Get this show" to record the next showing or to set up a OnePass (or Season Pass) recording.
Step 5: From the information screen, you can also view upcoming episodes or an episode guide, learn more about cast members, and even access bonus features!
Searching by title on all other TiVo boxes:
Step 1: Press the TiVo button to go to the TiVo Central screen, then select "Find Shows."
Step 2: Select "Search by Title."
Step 3: If you want to limit your search to a specific category of show (HD shows, movies, etc.), select the desired category and subcategory. Otherwise, select "All programs."
Step 4: The next screen has a grid of letters. Use the RIGHT, LEFT, UP, and DOWN arrows to move around the grid, then press SELECT to choose a letter.
Step 5: Select the first few letters in your show's title. (You can leave off words like "The"). The TiVo service searches through all available shows (usually, those airing within the next two weeks), and lists matching shows on the right side of the screen.
Step 6: When you see your show title displayed on the right side of the screen, press the RIGHT arrow to move to the list of shows.
Step 7: Press the UP or DOWN arrow to highlight your show, then press SELECT.
Step 8: A program information screen appears. You can use this screen to record the episode, view upcoming episodes, or get a OnePass (or Season Pass) recording.
See how to set up a OnePass (or Season Pass) recording. For assistance please review the Scheduling a OnePass (or Season Pass) Recording article.