Watch TiVo on another TV with TiVo Mini.

 

Small box. Big entertainment.

Let’s get you familiar with your TiVo Mini, so you can watch live TV, recorded shows and web entertainment on another TV in your house. This easy-to-follow guide gives you simple instructions to set up your TiVo Mini and share the TiVo experience in another room.

TiVo Mini lets you enjoy recorded shows and web entertainment on another TV.


Was this a gift?

If you received or gave TiVo Mini as a gift, please make sure that the giver has deactivated the device from their account. They can do this in Manage My Account > Active devices >
TiVo Mini > Deactivate button.

 

Get started with TiVo Mini

Make the first move.

When your TiVo Mini arrives, be sure to locate the “Start Here” poster inside the packing box or view the poster online. It is your step-by-step guide to get your Mini up and running quickly.

Sync TiVo Mini with your TiVo box.

TiVo BOLT and TiVo Roamio DVR users

TiVo BOLT and TiVo Roamio DVRs have a new Dynamic Tuner Allocation feature. This means you do not have to “Allow Live TV on other devices” on your TiVo box. It’s all ready to go. You can skip step 2 in the TiVo Mini “Start Here” poster.

TiVo Premiere DVR users

If connecting your TiVo Mini to a TiVo Premiere 4 or Premiere XL4, remember to “Allow Live TV on other devices” on your Premiere DVR before setting up your TiVo Mini. This is in Step 2 of the
TiVo Mini “Start Here” poster.

Additional resources

Download the Start Here poster (PDF)
TiVo Mini specs (PDF)
Support: TiVo Mini Troubleshooting
 

Connect your Mini to the Internet

Setting up your TiVo Mini.

To stream live or recorded television to your TiVo Mini, connect your TiVo BOLT or TiVo Roamio DVR to the Internet using one of the following:

  • Wired Ethernet
  • MoCA Network (Ethernet over Coax) Learn More
  • If your TiVo box is connected via wired Ethernet.

    If you have Ethernet, you’re all set! Just connect your TiVo Mini to your TV and enjoy.

  • If your TiVo box is connected to your router.

    You're all set! Just connect your TiVo Mini to your other TV and enjoy.

  • If your TiVo box cannot reach your router.

    If your TiVo box cannot reach your router or it currently uses a wireless adapter, consider using TiVo® Bridge to create a simple MoCA Network (Ethernet over Coax) network connection.

    TiVo Bridge establishes a connection
    between an Ethernet network and
    and your cable modem so that you can
    access high-speed internet in any
    room in your house that has a
    cable outlet.

Additional Resources

Learn more about MoCA Shop for TiVo Bridge
 

Using TiVo Mini.

Big love for TiVo Mini.

Once your TiVo Mini is set up, you’ll be able to connect other TVs in your home through your 4 or 6-tuner TiVo box to create a whole-home entertainment experience. With TiVo Mini, you can:

  • Watch live TV and record shows.
  • Access web entertainment from Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO GO, Hulu, YouTube, Pandora, Spotify, VUDU and more.
  • Enjoy SkipMode and QuickMode, when connected to TiVo BOLT or TiVo Roamio
  • Browse TV and movies with the TiVo search functionality you know and love.
  • Schedule recordings and set up OnePass recordings.
  • Pause, fast-forward and rewind live TV and recordings.
  • Start a show in one room and finish it in another.