Complete control at your fingertips and now with voice control!

Use your TiVo BOLT VOX remote control to search, discover and explore endless entertainment—all in just a few clicks. Master our unique remote capabilities, like SkipMode and QuickMode, for complete control of your entertainment experience.

The TiVo remote control does it all.

TiVo button

Get to TiVo Home at any time to access recorded shows, streaming apps and more. Press this button twice to go directly to your My Shows folder. 

Back button

A universally-recognized command to "go back," this button is especially useful while using streaming apps like Netflix and Hulu. 

Replay button

Repeat the last eight seconds of the show you're watching. When rewinding, press to jump back to the previous tick mark. Press and hold to jump to the beginning of a show.

Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down buttons

Use these buttons to tell us which programs you like. We'll adjust our personalized recommendations based on your preferences. Give up to three thumbs up for those shows you love and three thumbs down for those you don't.

Advance button

Move forward in 30-second increments while watching a show. While fast-forwarding or rewinding, jump to the next or previous tick mark on the TrickPlay bar. Press and hold to jump to the end of the show.


To start enjoying Netflix on TiVo, simply sign in to your Netflix account from your TiVo box, or sign up for a free trial. You'll only need to sign in once. Press the Netflix buttonand you'll be directed straight to the app to enjoy all your favorite content.

Voice Control

Push the blue VOICE button and speak into the remote control. TiVo understands your command and does the rest, simultaneously searching across your live TV, recordings and streaming services to deliver personalized results based on what you watch and when you watch it.


Skip entire commercial breaks with the push of a button on certain recorded shows.1 After a show has aired, a SKIP icon will appear next to the show title in your My Shows folder. When watching a Skip-eligible show, just press the green SKIP button at the start of the commercial break. You'll be back to enjoying your show instantly.


Watch recorded shows 30% faster than normal speed—without the sound getting high-pitched and squirrely. It's great for slow-moving news, sports and more. While watching a recorded show, turn QuickMode on by pressing PLAY, then pressing OK once the TrickPlay bar appears. Repeat these steps to turn QuickMode off. 

Additional resources

How to use SkipMode

How to use QuickMode

TiVo Home, your hub for entertainment.

Your TiVo BOLT VOX experience starts at TiVo Home. Get there by pressing the TIVO button at the top of your remote. Here you can access and manage all your recordings and OnePass settings. You can also enjoy available on-demand content from your cable provider or stream web entertainment from Netflix, Amazon Video, Hulu, HBO GO and more.2 So go ahead and explore! You can always get back to live TV by pressing the LIVE TV button.

Find what you want to watch.

TiVo BOLT VOX requires an internet connection, so TiVo service can deliver your channel guide updates daily and stream content from providers like Netflix, Amazon Video, HBO GO and more. It also provides unique SkipMode functionality and lets you stream content to your mobile device.


See your go-to shows, right on your TiVo Home screen using TiVo's new SmartBar. Automatically configured based on the time of day and day of week, it even remembers the last episodes you watched in a series and picks up right where you left off.


Find exactly what you want to watch, whether it's on TV or the web, in one simple search. Just search for the show or actor you want, and we'll find it.

To use TiVo's OneSearch feature, go to TiVo Home > Search or use the TiVo app.

What to Watch Now

Here's where you go to see what's on TV right now. No more surfing channels–quickly review which shows, movies or sporting events are now playing.

To access What to Watch Now, go to TiVo Home > What to Watch Now, or use the TiVo app.


Have you ever been stuck watching a commercial break or slow-moving game, wondering what else is on but not wanting to channel surf? Problem solved. While you're watching live TV or a recorded show, QuickView lets you see what else is playing now or coming up without missing any of what you're watching.

With just a click of your remote control, QuickView panels appear over what you're watching. In each panel, use the UP/DOWN or LEFT/RIGHT buttons to move around. Press OK to switch to channel, tuner, or show that's airing, or to set up a recording.

TiVo Suggestions

TiVo BOLT VOX finds and records shows that we think you'll like. The more you rate shows using the Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down buttons on your remote, the more personalized your TiVo Suggestions will be. You can find them in your My Shows folder. But don't worry, TiVo Suggestions don't take up any hard drive space and can be turned off by going to TiVo Home > Settings

Additional resources

How to use the TiVo Guide

How to use OneSearch

Record it all and then some.

TiVo BOLT VOX gives you a variety of ways to record your favorite shows, whether at home or on the road.

One-time recording

Record a single show or episode with the click of a button. Just select the show through our search tools, TiVo app, or press the Record button when the show is highlighted in the Guide.


Want to watch every episode of your favorite shows? OnePass tracks down every available episode from TV and the web and puts them into a single folder for you to enjoy.

There are two ways to set up a OnePass. One, simply press the blue VOICE button and say, "Create OnePass" and your desired show. Or, find a show using our search tool, the programming guide or through the TiVo app, then select Create a OnePass.

You can also set up your OnePass to stream and record your favorite shows by season or customize your OnePass recordings anyway you want.


If you know what you want to watch, but aren't sure when it's on, simply create a WishList search. Search by actor, director, keyword or category, and every time a show matching your criteria airs, it's recorded.

Set up recordings from anywhere

Download the TiVo app for mobile devices to schedule a recording through your phone or tablet from anywhere.3

Compatible with iPad®/iPhone®.
Requires iOS 7.0 or later
Learn more

Compatible with non-Intel or
AMD chipset Android devices.
Requires Android 4.1 or later
Learn more

Additional resources

Learn more about the TiVo app

Manage recordings on your computer

With TiVo Online, you can schedule and manage recordings from your laptop or desktop computer. Go to to get started. 

Additional resources

How to use the TiVo Guide

How to use OneSearch

How to set up single recordings

How to set up a OnePass

How to create a WishList search

How to schedule recordings from the TiVo app

How to schedule recordings online

Setting up recordings is even easier with OnePass Quick Select.

Schedule all your favorite OnePass shows with a single click. OnePass Quick Select gives you a quick view of the most popular shows on TV and lets you create a OnePass recording for multiple shows on one screen. Check it out at TiVo Online under "Manage."

Transfer single, OnePass and Season Pass recordings from your old DVR.

Transfer OnePass and Season Pass settings.

Go to "Manage" at to transfer your OnePass/Season Pass settings. Select all the scheduled OnePass/Season Pass recordings that you want to transfer and drag them to the TiVo BOLT VOX column.4 All your OnePass/Season Pass settings will transfer to your new box so you won't miss a thing.


Note: TiVo Series2 boxes can create new OnePass recordings easily using OnePass Quick Select (see above).

Transfer recordings from one TiVo box to another.

You can also transfer recordings from box to box by visiting and selecting "Manage." Select single recordings, multiple recordings or all recordings to transfer.4 A confirmation screen will appear while your recordings are being transferred.

Note: Recordings cannot be transferred to TiVo® Series3/HD boxes. When transferring recordings, if you run out of storage space on the receiving DVR, then the oldest recorded shows on that DVR will be deleted to make room for the shows you're currently transferring.

Additional resources

How to transfer shows from a TiVo Series2 DVRM

Indicates that the show can't be transferred.

Indicates that the item is currently being recorded and cannot be transferred.

1 SkipMode feature is not available for all recorded shows.

2 Broadband internet connection is required to access and receive streaming content. Availability of third-party content from streaming sources is subject to change and certain third-party fees may apply.

3 Requires iPad®, iPhone®, or iPod® touch device running iOS 7.0 or later, or Android mobile device running 4.1 or above with a non-Intel or AMD chipset (sold separately). Out-of-home streaming supports streaming to only one of your devices at a time. Not all recorded content can be streamed or downloaded to a mobile device (due to copy protection assigned by content provider and/or other technical limitations). Some recorded content can only be streamed/downloaded to your mobile device while you are on the same local network as your TiVo BOLT. Out-of-home streaming/downloading may not be available for all recorded content.

4 Available on TiVo Series3/HD, TiVo® Premiere, TiVo Roamio®, TiVo BOLT VOX and TiVo BOLT.

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