Your TiVo box needs a high-speed Internet connection to receive program listings, TiVo® service updates, and on-demand content. The type of network connection you choose will depend on what you want to do with your TiVo box(es), and whether it’s possible to connect an Ethernet cable to your TiVo box(es).
If you plan to stream shows to mobile devices but not other TiVo boxes, you can use a wireless connection (Option 1). However, if you plan to stream shows to/from other TiVo boxes, a wired connection is highly recommended. Choose Ethernet (Option 2) or MoCA (Option 3).
But don’t worry, no matter which one you pick, you can always change your mind later.
Choose a connection type to learn more.
Use this option if you want to stream shows to your mobile device (not to other TiVo boxes).
This option lets you:
Note: TiVo Mini does not support a wireless connection.
To connect wirelessly:
Use this option if you have wired Ethernet connections available to all TiVo boxes on your home network. Otherwise, use Option 3: MoCA.
This option lets you:
To connect using Ethernet:
A MoCA connection is a great option if you want to stream shows to/from other TiVo boxes reliably, but your boxes don't have easy access to Ethernet connections. MoCA delivers the same high-speed network connection you get through an Ethernet cable, but delivers it through your existing coax wire (the wire you use to receive cable TV). When you set up MoCA in your home, your TiVo box can receive cable TV and connect to your home network through the same cable.
A MoCA network lets you:
If you already have a MoCA home network, you can add your TiVo box to your network in a snap. If you don't have MoCA yet, no problem. You'll be up and running in no time.
Choose from the following options:
If you don't have a MoCA network yet, you will soon! Once you've created a MoCA network in your home, you can connect your devices to it through a coax cable.
Based on your TiVo box and home network setup, choose the best way to create your MoCA network:
CAUTION: Some cable providers enable MoCA by default during router/gateway installation. Before you proceed, call your cable provider to verify that MoCA is not turned on in your home.
CAUTION: Some cable providers enable MoCA by default during router/gateway installation. Before you proceed, call your cable provider to verify that MoCA is not already turned on in your home.