Let's get you familiar with your TiVo Mini, so you can watch live TV, recorded shows and streaming content on another TV in your house1. This easy-to-follow guide gives you simple instructions to set up your TiVo Mini and share the TiVo experience in another room.
If you received or gave TiVo Mini as a gift, please make sure that the giver has deactivated the device from their account. They can do this in Manage My Account > Active devices > TiVo Mini > Deactivate button.
When your TiVo Mini arrives, be sure to locate the "Start Here" poster inside the packing box or view the poster online. It is your step-by-step guide to get your Mini up and running quickly.
TiVo BOLT® and TiVo Roamio® DVR users
TiVo BOLT and TiVo Roamio DVRs have a new Dynamic Tuner Allocation feature. This means you do not have to "Allow Live TV on other devices" on your TiVo box. It's all ready to go. You can skip step 2 in the TiVo Mini "Start Here" poster.
TiVo Premiere® DVR users
If connecting your TiVo Mini to a TiVo Premiere 4 or Premiere XL4, remember to "Allow Live TV on other devices" on your Premiere DVR before setting up your TiVo Mini. This is in Step 2 of the TiVo Mini "Start Here" poster.
If you receive an error message, "TiVo DVR Not Found", during the onscreen guided setup, you must do the following:
To stream live or recorded television to your TiVo Mini, connect your TiVo BOLT or TiVo Roamio DVR to the Internet using one of the following:
TiVo Mini does NOT work with a wireless connection.
If you have Ethernet, you're good to go! Just connect your TiVo Mini to your TV and enjoy.
You're all set! Just connect your TiVo Mini to your other TV and enjoy.
TiVo Bridge establishes a connection between an Ethernet network and your cable modem so that you can access high-speed Internet in any room in your house that has a cable outlet.
Once your TiVo Mini is set up, you'll enjoy the same powerful experience that you get with your 4-tuner or 6-tuner TiVo DVR in another room. Access live or recorded entertainment, popular streaming apps and on-demand content, all with unique, cutting-edge control. With TiVo Mini, you can:
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1 Streaming to other TVs within the home requires a separately purchased TiVo Mini for each TV. A multi-network adapter (sold separately) may be required. The TiVo BOLT works optimally with up to four TiVo Minis, and potentially with up to ten TiVo Minis.
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.
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