Small box. Big entertainment.

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.

TiVo Mini lets you enjoy recorded shows and web entertainment on another TV.

Was this a gift?

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.

Get started with TiVo Mini.

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.

Sync TiVo Mini with your TiVo box.

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.

Troubleshooting

If you receive an error message, "TiVo DVR Not Found", during the onscreen guided setup, you must do the following:

  • Call TiVo Customer Support at 877-367-8486 to confirm that your TiVo Mini and TiVo DVR are correctly synced on the same account.
  • Once confirmed, unplug the TiVo Mini.
  • Using your host TiVo DVR, go to TiVo Central > Settings & Messages > Settings > Network > Connect to the TiVo Service Now. Repeat this step twice so that your TiVo DVR recognizes your new TiVo Mini. 
  • Plug your TiVo Mini back in. 
  • The TiVo Mini guided setup process will restart, allowing you to complete the setup process.

Additional resources

Download the Start Here poster (PDF)

TiVo Mini specs (PDF)

Support: TiVo Mini Troubleshooting

Connect your Mini to the Internet

Setting up your TiVo Mini.

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:

Wired Ethernet

Ethernet over coax (MoCA network) Learn more

TiVo Mini does NOT work with a wireless connection.

If your TiVo box is connected via wired Ethernet.

If you have Ethernet, you're good to go! Just connect your TiVo Mini to your TV and enjoy.

Coax Cable

Ethernet

HDMI/Component Cable

If your TiVo box is connected to your router.

You're all set! Just connect your TiVo Mini to your other TV and enjoy.

If your TiVo box cannot reach your router.

If your TiVo box cannot reach your router or it currently uses a wireless adapter, consider using TiVo® Bridge to create a simple MoCA Network (Ethernet over Coax) network connection.

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.

Additional resources

Learn more about MoCA

Shop for TiVo Bridge

Using TiVo Mini.

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:

  • Watch live TV and record shows.
  • Access streaming content from Netflix, Amazon Video, HBO GO, Hulu, YouTube, Pandora, Spotify and more2.
  • Enjoy SkipMode and QuickMode, when connected to TiVo BOLT or TiVo Roamio.
  • Browse TV and movies with the TiVo search functionality you know and love.
  • Schedule recordings and set up OnePass recordings.
  • Pause, fast-forward and rewind live TV and recordings.
  • Start a show in one room and finish it in another.

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.

© 2017 TiVo Inc. All Rights Reserved. TiVo, the TiVo logo, the TiVo silhouette logo and TiVo BOLT are trademarks or registered trademarks of TiVo Inc. or its subsidiaries worldwide. All other company, product and brand names, logos and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.