Voice Remote

Learn what it can do for you.

To activate your voice remote follow these simple instructions.

Voice Remote

1. Insert batteries

Make sure your new Voice Remote is within 3 feet of the front of your TiVo box, and insert the batteries into the remote.

2. Pair the remote

Press the TiVo button , located at the top of the remote, and navigate through: Menu > Settings > Remote, CableCARD & Devices > Remote Control Setup > Pair remote with your TiVo box.

While on this screen, press the TiVo & Back buttons together until the light at the top of the remote remains lit. Release the buttons and the light will blink yellow/amber while pairing.

When the light stops blinking, press the TiVo button to return to the Home Menu.

Press the blue Voice button on the remote, to confirm the blue Voice icon appears on your TV screen. Your TiVo box is now Voice enabled!

3. Program the remote

Press the TiVo button , located at the top of the remote, and navigate through: Menu > Settings > Remote, CableCARD & Devices > Remote Control Setup > Set TV Power, Volume and Mute.

Use the up/down arrows to locate your TV manufacturer.

Remote Upgrades


Have a question, we have the answer.

Yes, your voice remote MUST be activated using the simple instructions in order for the voice feature to work.

The ZOOM button was renamed EXIT. To change the aspect ratio, go to the Settings Menu or press the INFO button while on a non-HD channel. For specific instructions, visit our Troubleshooting page.

The Back button (located next to the left arrow) will take you to the previous screen you were on. This also takes you back to My Shows, if you press Back while playing a recording.

Here are some scenarios you can say: “Find Modern Family”
“Show me action movies” You can even expand on this type of question, “Find me action movies with Bruce Willis.”
“Launch Netflix”
“Change channel to ABC”
“Show me the guide”
"Fast Forward by 10 Minutes"

Yes. The Voice feature only works within the TiVo menus. It will not work within apps, such as On Demand, Netflix, Hulu, You Tube, etc. However, if you use it to Search for titles/movies/actors/genre in the TiVo menu, once it finds the content you are looking for, it will show you all the Viewing Options, and should be 1-click to launch on TV, Create a OnePass, or play for On Demand, Netflix, etc.

TiVo Home is just a new name for TiVo Central. Pressing the main TiVo button twice, will take you to My Shows.

Yes, you can continue to use your current TiVo remotes to perform most standard functions available prior to the upgrade. To enjoy the new voice capabilities, a Voice Remote will need to be activated per TV.

To receive additional Voice Remotes, visit your local Blue Ridge retail store. Please bring in your current TiVo remote(s) for a free swap! This offer will be available through the end of September, 2018.

Tips & Tricks

Watch these quick videos to learn more about the voice remote.

Voice Remote
Voice Remote


When a firmware upgrade takes place on the remote, the activity light on the remote will slowly flash red. A firmware update will take between one-two minutes uninterrupted. Note: Do not press any buttons on the remote while its firmware is being upgraded! It will stop the upgrade process.

If the upgrade is stopped due to a keypress, the box will attempt to upgrade the firmware in two minutes, then five minutes, then ten minutes. If still unsuccessful, an attempt to upgrade the firmware will occur once a day.

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