How can I find programs to watch on TiVo?

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If you’re looking for ideas on what to watch next, there are plenty of ways to find something new with TiVo®. On top of just browsing the guide, you can check out the following options:

TiVo WishList Search

TiVo WishList Search is the easiest way to find shows and movies featuring your favourite actors or directors, or even by keyword. You can set up multiple WishList Searches for different criteria and have your TiVo PVR automatically record anything that matches them.

To set a WishList Search, follow these steps:

  1. Press the TiVo button on your remote.
    • If your remote has a Search button, you can press this instead to skip to step 3.
  2. Select Search.
  3. Select Create a WishList Search.

    • Good to know: If you enter search criteria first, then when you select Create, it will use your search criteria as a keyword and skip to step 6.
  4. Enter your search criteria.
  5. Select Done Entering Terms.
  6. Confirm your recording settings, such as start/stop times and video quality, and select Save WishList with these options.
    • Note: By default, all programs that match your search criteria will be recorded, but you can choose to set Auto-record to “No” and use the search results to set your own recordings manually.

Good to know: To view and edit your saved searches, select View my WishList Searches from the Search page.

What to Watch

What to Watch gives you quick access to popular programs trending now or grouped by theme. Follow these steps to open the What to Watch menu.

  1. Press the TiVo button on your remote.
  2. Select What to Watch.
  3. Press Up/Down to change categories or Left/Right to select a program.

Good to know:

  • The default view shows “New & Trending” programs and rotating categories such as “May the 4th Be With You!” and “National Pet Month.” Press A to view more options, such as On TV Today or Box Sets.
  • Some lists, such as Box Sets, may include content that is not currently available. For example, the Marvel Movie Box Set includes all movies from the Marvel Cinematic Universe even if they aren’t scheduled or available On Demand. When you select one of these titles, you’ll have the option to bookmark it or create a WishList search so you can catch it the next time it airs.

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