How do I get programming suggestions from TiVo?

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There are 4 ways to find shows and movies that are in line with your interests:

  1. TiVo® WishList® Search
  2. The Browse menu
  3. The What to Watch feature
  4. TiVo Suggestions

TiVo WishList Search

TiVo WishList Search is the ultimate way to find shows and movies on your favourite topics, actors and teams. For example, if you're interested in a specific actor, you can create a WishList Search that will constantly search for him or her in the background and set your TiVo PVR to record every movie or show he appears in.

To refine your search, you can enter keywords, actors, titles, directors, and genre or category of programming.

The Browse menu

If you’re in the mood for a comedy, drama, action movie or TV show, but not sure what to watch, you can use TiVo's browse feature to see what’s on in a specific genre or category. Or, you can explore our many themed collections.

To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Press the TiVo Central button on your remote.
  2. Go to What to Watch.
  3. Select Browse TV & Movies.
  4. Browse the categories that interest you and make your selection.

The What to Watch feature

This feature gives you access to the most popular shows, movies, sports and kids’ entertainment available to watch right now. Accessible from the TiVo Central screen, the What to Watch feature may just become your go-to destination when you get home, instead of the channel guide.

TiVo Suggestions

TiVo Suggestions get to know your preferences based on what you record and how you rate shows. As a result, this feature will select shows and movies you might like, and will record them automatically.

Use the 👍 and 👎 buttons on the TiVo remote to rate shows through the TiVo Service from Cogeco. You can give a program up to 3 thumbs up or down.

Good to know:

  • TiVo Suggestions will never replace the shows you choose yourself, or prevent them from being recorded.
  • TiVo Suggestions will always be the first programs deleted when you need more space for your recordings.

Discovering your recorded TiVo Suggestions

  1. Press the TiVo Central button on your remote.
  2. Select My Shows.

All of your suggestions will appear in the TiVo Suggestions folder in the menu on the left. The Suggestions are identified with a TiVo icon.

Turning TiVo Suggestions on or off

  1. Press the TiVo Central button on your remote.
  2. Select Menu
  3. Select Settings
  4. Select User Preferences
  5. Select TiVo Suggestions
  6. Highlight No to disable TiVo Suggestions, and then press Select.
  7. To reactivate TiVo Suggestions, highlight Yes and press Select.

Reviewing and editing the Thumb Ratings

To review or edit how you’ve rated shows using the 👍 and 👎 buttons on your remote, go to the Suggestions folder.

There, you’ll find a list of recordings. At the bottom of the list, select the option Improve my TiVo Suggestions, which will take you to a list of all your rated titles. You can then select a title, and add or remove thumb ratings using the 👍 and 👎 buttons.

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