Use voice control

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With a TiVo VOX remote, you can search, browse, schedule recordings, and watch shows simply by speaking.

This feature is available on:

  • Any TiVo DVR using the new TiVo experience (TiVo VOX remote required and may need to be purchased separately)
  • Any TIVo Mini (connected to a TiVo box using the new TiVo experience; TiVo VOX remote required and may need to be purchased separately)
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Setting up your VOX remote

To control your TiVo box with your voice, your VOX remote must be paired correctly with your TiVo box. Pairing should happen automatically during Guided Setup. If your remote is paired, the activity light will flash yellow with each button press. If it’s not completely paired, the activity light will flash red with each button press and voice control will not work until you pair the remote manually.  (You may also need to do this if you purchase additional VOX remotes.)

Remote Activity Light

To pair your remote:

  1. Select the Menu icon from the Home page, then choose  ‘Settings’ > ‘Remote, CableCARD, & Devices’ > ‘Remote Control Setup.’
  2. Choose 'Remote Control Pairing.'
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Issuing voice commands

To issue a voice command:

  1. Press and hold the  mic-button  button.
  2. Speak naturally into the remote.
  3. Release the button when you have finished speaking.

  4. Remote mic button and mic location

Sample voice commands

  • Search by title, actor, or keyword: “Find Modern Family” or “Show me some action movies.”
    • HINT: Add on to your initial command to get more specific. For example, after the command, “Show me some action movies,” you could add “From the 80s...just the ones with Bruce Willis.”
  • Watch a show: “Play the latest episode of Modern Family.”
  • Launch an app: “Launch Netflix.”
  • Change channels: “Go to NBC.”