How do I use the apps available with my TiVo PVR?

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With your TiVo® PVR, you can access the Plex, YouTube, Netflix, and Prime Video apps, as well as the Opera TV Store, which includes the following apps: Facebook, Twitter, National Film Board (NFB) and The Weather Network.

Using the Netflix and Prime Video apps

In order to use Netflix or Prime Video with your TiVo PVR, you need to be subscribed to the service. You don’t have to pay anything more than your usual monthly Netflix or Prime fee to access the service through your TiVo PVR; these subscriptions will not appear on your monthly bill from Cogeco.

How to install:

  1. Press the TiVo Central button on your remote.
  2. Select Apps, then Netflix or Prime Video.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to sign in with your Netflix or Prime username and password, or to subscribe to the service if you don't already have an account.

Unlinking your account

If you no longer want your Netflix or Prime Video account to be accessible from your TiVo PVR, follow the steps below:

  1. Press the TiVo Central button on your remote.
  2. Select Menu.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Select User Preferences.
  5. Select Add & Manage Apps, then follow the on-screen instructions to unlink your account.

Controlling apps from your mobile device

With some apps, such as Netflix, Prime Video, and YouTube, you can find videos on your mobile device and then open them on your TiVo box.

  • To use this feature, your mobile device and TiVo device must be on the same network.
  • When playing back a video on your mobile device, look for the casting icon below. When you tap the icon, you will be prompted to select a device to connect to, which should include your TiVo devices.
  • Once you are connected, you will be able to control playback and switch videos directly on the mobile device, or with your TiVo remote.


Using the Plex app with your TiVo PVR

The Plex app on your TiVo PVR or TiVo HD Receiver lets you stream videos, music and photos from your computer or network-attached storage (NAS) device, by organizing video, music, and photo collections with the Plex Media Server app. You can also install Plex channels on your media server, which are essentially popular apps (such as YouTube) that feature online video content.

  • The media server app can be downloaded from
  • Your TiVo PVR and the device running the Plex Media Server must be connected to the same network.
  • Cogeco is not responsible for the usage of this application.

App setup on an external device

Before you can stream content from your computer or NAS device to your TiVo PVR, you need to complete the setup process for your Plex Media Server.

A basic version of the Plex Media Server app is available for free, while more advanced versions are available for a range of prices.

Visit to find the version that fits your needs. Make sure to complete all of the setup steps on your computer or NAS device before trying to stream content to your TiVo PVR.

To access the Plex app, follow these steps:

  1. Press the TiVo Central button on your remote.
  2. Select Apps.
  3. Select Plex.

About the impact on your home Internet connection’s usage limit

Keep in mind that the use of the Netflix, YouTube and Opera TV apps do count toward your monthly Internet usage limit. However, when using the Plex app to stream your own media (e.g. photos, music or videos), you will not use bandwidth. Plex Channels, on the other hand, do count towards your monthly limit.

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