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 DVRs.
TiVo Roamio DVR users
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 Roamio. 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.
Connect your Mini to the Internet
Setting up your TiVo Mini.
To stream live or recorded television to your TiVo Mini, connect your TiVo Roamio DVR to the Internet using one of the following:
- Wired Ethernet
- Ethernet over coax (MoCA)
If your TiVo Roamio DVR is connected via wired Ethernet.
If your house is wired for Ethernet, you're all set! Just connect your TiVo Mini to your TV and enjoy.
If your TiVo Roamio DVR is connected to your router.
You're all set! Just connect your TiVo Mini to your other TV and enjoy.
If your TiVo Roamio DVR cannot reach your router.
If your TiVo Roamio DVR cannot reach your router or it currently uses a wireless adapter, consider using a MoCA Network Adapter to create a simple Ethernet over Coax (MoCA) network.
A MoCA Network Adapter “bridges”
the connection between an Ethernet
network and a MoCA network so that
you can access high-speed internet in
any room in your house that has a
Additional ResourcesWhat is MoCA?
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 DVR to create a whole-home entertainment experience. With TiVo Mini, you can:
- Watch live TV and record shows
- Access web entertainment from Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube, Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Prime, Vudu and more.
- Browse TV and movies with the TiVo search functionality you know and love.
- Schedule recordings and set up Season Passes.
- Pause, fast-forward and rewind live TV and recordings.
- Start a show in one room and finish it in another.