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The TiVo App for iOS Devices

The SECV TiVo app turns your mobile device into a portable TiVo box! Just download the TiVo app to get started.

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TiVo App Features

  • Watch live TV, recorded shows or On Demand content on your mobile device while on your home network.
  • Schedule and change recordings from anywhere.
  • Use the app as a remote control to navigate your TiVo.
  • Search for shows and browse the channel guide.
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App Setup

Before you begin, make sure you are running the latest iOS software and that you have a compatible TiVo box connected to your home network.

  1. Download the Free Watch SECV app from the iTunes App Store.
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  2. Once installed, launch the Watch SECV app from a mobile device or tablet. The first time you launch your TiVo app, you'll go through a one-time set-up process. It only takes a minute.
  3. Enter your SECV username and password. Please note the TiVo app requires a SECV TV Everywhere login. If you do not have a login please visit www.secv.com/tve and select Register.
  4. When prompted, select a source to use with the app which is the host TiVo box (MG2). If you do not know the name of the host TiVo box, using your remote control select Menu/Help/Account & System Info/Host Connection Information/Host TiVo DVR Name
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  5. Follow the on-screen prompts to set up in-home streaming and other features.
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Stream Live TV, On Demand Content Recorded Shows

TiVo customers can stream live TV, recordings and On Demand content from their TiVo to a mobile device or tablet connected to your home WiFi network.

In-home streaming is only available on your home network.

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Stream Live TV (access is based upon your TV service subscription level)

  1. Tap Guide at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap and select the show you want to watch.
  3. Tap Record & Watch.
  4. The selected show will start streaming.

Note: When you stop the stream you have the option to keep or delete the live recording.

Stream On Demand (access is based upon your TV service subscription level)

  1. Tap SE On Demand at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap the On Demand category of the show you want to watch. Categories include Broadcast TV, Kids, Entertainment, Life & Home, Sports, News & Information, etc.
  3. Tap the Network, Show and Episode you want to watch.
  4. Tap the Play button and the selected show will start streaming.

Note: Renting is prohibited on mobile devices and tablets with the SECV app.

Stream Recorded Shows

  1. Tap My Shows at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap and select the show you want to watch. If you have multiple show recordings you will be prompted to select an episode.
  3. Tap the Play button and the selected recording will start streaming.
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Download Recordings to Your Device

  1. Tap My Shows at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap and select the show you want to download. If you have multiple show recordings you will be prompted to select an episode.
  3. Tap the Download button.
  4. Choose your Download Options and tap Download With These Options.
  5. The selected recording will download to the TiVo app for viewing outside the home.
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Schedule a Recording

  1. Tap Guide at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap and select the show from the Guide.
  3. Tap Get This Show, then select Record Episode.
  4. Choose your recording options, and then select Create Recording.

Schedule a OnePass

  1. Tap Guide at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap and select the show from the Guide.
  3. Tap Get This Show, then select Create OnePass .
  4. Choose your OnePass options, and then select Create OnePass.

Search & Guide

Find, explore, and watch shows in just a few taps of the screen. Give it a try:

  1. Tap the magnifying glass icon at the top of the screen, and enter the first few letters of title of the show or name of the actor you're interested in. A list of matches will appear beneath the search window. Tap the best match to get more information about it. Depending on the show, you can choose to watch the show, set up a recording or OnePass on your DVR, or change your recording or OnePass options.
  2. Search and Guide
  3. Tap the Guide button at the bottom of the screen to browse the program guide. Scroll the guide columns up or down to view more listings. To search for a channel, tap the magnifying glass at the top left of the Guide. To jump to a particular time, tap the date at the top of the Guide to bring up the date selector. Tap a show title to display information and viewing options.
  4. Search and Guide

Remote Control

Control your TiVo box from the TiVo app. Simply Tap the remote control icon at the bottom of an iPad screen, or tap More > Remote Control on an iPhone, to bring up the app’s remote. You may need to scroll down to see all of the buttons.

Note: The remote control is not available when you are away from your home network.

TIVO Remote

Settings & Help

To change settings or get help, tap the gear icon at the top of the screen (on the iPad), or tap More > Settings (on the iPhone).

Settings Help

General:

  • Selected Source: The TiVo box to which you are currently connected.
  • My Account: Sign out of your SECV TiVo account.

User Preferences

  • Guide Channels: Choose which channel list to use in the Guide by default:
  • My Channels: Displays channels selected in your channel list.
  • Favorite Channels: Displays channels you've chosen as favorites
  • All Channels: Displays all channels, even those you that are not selected in your channel list.

Streaming & Downloading

  • Start Setup: Set up in-home streaming if you didn't set these up during initial app setup.
  • Set Default Streaming Quality
  • In-Home Streaming Video Quality: Set the video quality when watching out-of-home.
  • System Info: Provides full system information, including TSN, software version, and more.
  • Test Your Broadband: Scans your network for streaming devices and broadband capability
  • How to Stream and Download: Links to more information about Streaming and Downloading
  • Streaming Technical Support: Links to the TiVo Support site.
  • Step-by-step Instructions: Links to this article.

General Help

  • Step-by-step Instructions: Links to this article.
  • Technical Support: Links to the TiVo Support site.
  • Legal: Provides legal notices, user agreement, and privacy policy.