Search by Time or Channel

If you don't remember the exact name of a show, but you know what time or channel it's on, you can still find and record it with the TiVo service.

Browse by Time


Browse shows on a specified day and time (for example, you can browse all shows airing on Saturday night at 8 p.m.).

  1. Press the TiVo button to go to the TiVo Central screen.
  2. Do one of the following:
    If using TiVo with HD menus, select "Manage recordings & downloads," then select "Set up a manual recording."
    If using TiVo with SD menus, select "Find Shows," then select "Record by time or channel.
  3. Select "Browse by time."
  4. If you want to limit your search to a particular category or set of channels (for instance, HD shows or your favorite channels), use the arrow buttons to highlight an option (for example, Movies), then press Select. If you don't want to limit your search, select "All channels."
  5. Press the Up/Down arrows to select the date you want to see, then press the Right arrow to move to the time column, and press the Up/Down arrows to select a time.
  6. Press Select to see the list of shows without leaving the time selector, or press the Right arrow to see the list of shows and move to the list.
All recorded shows appear in your "My Shows" list, which you can access simply by pressing the TiVo button on your remote control twice.

Browse by Channel


Browse through shows airing on a particular channel.

  1. Press the TiVo button to go to the TiVo Central screen.
  2. Do one of the following:
    Select "Manage recordings & downloads," then select "Set up a manual recording.
    If using TiVo with SD menus, select "Find Shows," then select "Record by time or channel."
  3. Select "Browse by Channel."
  4. Choose either "All Channels," which includes all the channels you receive, or "Favorite Channels," which includes just the channels you have selected as your favorites.
  5. Press the Up/Down arrows to select the date you want to see, then press Right arrow to move to the channel column. Press the Up/Down arrows to select a channel. (You can also use the numbers on the remote to enter a channel, then press Enter.)
  6. Press Select to see the list of shows without leaving the channel selector, or press Right arrow to see the list of shows and move to the list.
  7. When you find a show you want to record, highlight it and press Select.
All recorded shows appear in your "My Shows" list, which you can access simply by pressing the TiVo button on your remote control twice!