Self Help & Support

TiVo Suggestions

You can rate any show – whether it's live, recorded, or listed in the program guide — by pressing the THUMBS UP® or THUMBS DOWN® button. You can give a show up to three Thumbs Up (great!) or three Thumbs Down (terrible!).

TiVo Suggestions uses these ratings to create a list of shows you might like. The more shows you rate over time, the better TiVo Suggestions will get at finding interesting shows for you.

Auto-recording TiVo Suggestions

When your DVR has available space, it automatically records programs based on your TiVo Suggestions. But you don't ever need to worry about recorded Suggestions taking up space – here's why:

  • TiVo Suggestions never replace shows you record, or prevent your shows from being recorded.
  • TiVo Suggestions are always the first shows deleted to make room for your recordings.

If you'd prefer not to record TiVo Suggestions automatically, you can turn them off.

Current Interface
  • From the TiVo Central screen select settings & messages
  • Choose settings then recording then TiVo Suggestions

On the TiVo Suggestions screen, choose No don't record TiVo Suggestions. You can still see the TiVo Suggestions list and choose to record individual shows.

New Interface
  • Press the TiVo button and select menu
  • Choose settings then user preferences
  • Select TiVo suggestions and change to off

Watching TiVo Suggestions

Watch, save or delete your TiVo suggestions just like any other shows.

Current Interface
  • View recorded suggestions in the TiVo Suggestions group inside the My Shows list.
New Interface
  • View recorded suggestions in the Suggestions Recorded for You group inside the My Shows list.

Viewing the Suggestions list

You can easily review a list of upcoming TiVo Suggestions. From the TiVo Central screen choose Find TV, Movies, & Videos then Browse TV & Movies then TV then Suggestions.

To make sure a show records, highlight it and press the ok/select button. You can also use the THUMBS UP® or THUMBS DOWN® buttons to rate shows in this list and improve future recommendations.

To display a list of all shows that you've rated, while viewing the upcoming TiVo Suggestions screen, press ENTER button to see the Review Thumbs screen. Then, highlight a show and use the THUMBS UP® and THUMBS DOWN® buttons to change its rating.

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