Search by Title

You can search by show title or a person's name (actor, director, etc.). The TiVo Service searches upcoming broadcast shows, web videos, and video on demand offerings all at the same time.

  1. From Tivo Central®, select 'Find TV, movies, and videos,' then choose 'Search.'
  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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Select "Get this show" to record the next showing or to set up a Season Pass recording.
  6. From the information screen, you can also view upcoming episodes or an episode guide, learn more about cast members, and even access bonus features!


Replace hyphens ( - ), slashes ( / ) and periods ( . ) with spaces. For example, use 20 20 to search for the title "20 per 20." Any other marks, such as apostrophes ( ' ), asterisks ( * ) and ampersands ( and ) are ignored. For example, use 6 Oclock News to search for the title "6 O'clock News."

All recorded shows appear in your "My Shows" list, which you can access simply by pressing the TiVo button on your remote control twice!