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Create a WishList® Search

Know what you like, but not sure if or when it’s on? Create a WishList search for an actor, director, keyword, title, or category. A WishList search finds shows that match your search criteria on any channel you receive — and it keeps on searching for as long as you keep the WishList search. And, if you like, you can have your WishList automatically record any matches it finds.

This feature is available on:

  • Any TiVo DVR using the new TiVo experience
  • Any TiVo Mini (connected to a TiVo DVR using the new TiVo experience)
     
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A WishList search finds shows that match your search criteria on any channel you receive —and it keeps on searching for as long as you keep the WishList search. If you choose to auto-record matches to your WishList search, you’ll find any recorded matches in your My Shows list.

You can search for something specific by creating a WishList search with multiple criteria: for instance, you might create a WishList search for actor Chris Pratt, category Movies, and sub-category Action. This WishList search would find action movies starring Chris Pratt. 

Creating a WishList search

  1. From the Home screen, choose Search.

  2. home-menu-search

  3. Without entering any letters, move to the right side of the screen to select ‘Create a WishList Search.’ Alternatively, you can enter a search term before selecting ‘Create a WishList Search,’ and this term will be treated as a keyword.

  4. Create-WishList

  5. Next, start choosing criteria for your WishList search. You can choose any or all of the following:
    Title: Keyword Search for shows with specific words in the show or episode title.
    Keyword: Search for shows with specific words in the show title, episode title, or description.
    Actor: Search for shows with your favorite actor.
    Director: Search for shows by a specific director.
    Category: Search for specific categories and sub-categories of shows (for example, action movies or nature documentaries). 
  6. After entering your initial search criteria, you’ll return to the WishList screen. Continue adding as many search criteria to your WishList search as you like. For instance, you could create a WishList search like this:

    WishList-terms

    Your results would include only action movies starring Chris Pratt.
  7. When you’re finished entering search criteria, select Done Entering Terms. 
  8. Choose to save the WishList (which will tell your TiVo box to start searching) or change recording options. 

    WishList-Options

    Note: If you don't want your TiVo box to record matches automatically, be sure to turn Auto-Record’ to No.
  9. When you’re ready, choose Save this WishList Search.
  10. The final WishList screen allows you to edit your search terms, change recording options, rename the WishList search, or cancel the search. You can always get back to this screen by Managing your WishList searches..

If you’ve turned on auto-recording of WishList matches, each auto-recording WishList search and its upcoming recordings will appear My Shows, the To Do List, and the OnePass Manager. If you haven't, see the next section, "Managing your WishList searches."


Managing your WishList searches

To view or edit a WishList:

  1. From the Home screen, choose Search. 
  2. Move to the right side of the screen and select View my WishList Searches.
  3. Choose a WishList search to manage it.

  4. WishList-results

  5. Edit any of the following:
    Edit WishList Search Terms: Change the search criteria.
    Modify Recording Options: Turn auto-recording on or off. If auto-recording is on, you’ll can choose whether to record only new shows (or reruns as well), how many shows to keep, and more. return to the WishList screen to browse upcoming shows that match your criteria and schedule recordings.
    Rename this WishList
    Delete this WishList search