Get started with Roamio.
When your TiVo Roamio DVR arrives, be sure to locate the "Start Here" poster inside the packing box. This easy-to-follow guide gives you step-by-step instructions for installing your Roamio. Follow the simple steps and you will be using your Roamio in no time.
Don't wait, order your CableCARD today.
Order a CableCARD™ (M-Card). You can often pick one up at the local cable service center or have the technician bring one to you for a small service fee. The FCC requires cable companies to provide CableCARDs.
- Connect the cables and setup your TiVo.
- Install the card by inserting it in the rear CableCARD slot with the label facing up.
- Activate the card by calling the cable company and telling them you want to activate and pair the CableCARD with your TiVo. If the cable technician is present, they will make the call for you.
- Test your channels and complete Guided Set up.
Note: If you have problems with your cable company issuing CableCARDs, call our Technical Support at 1-877-367-8486 and we will perform a 3-way call with your cable company.
Tips for installing a CableCARD into your TiVo Roamio series DVR
What is a CableCARD decoder, and why do I need one?
Why does my TiVo Roamio need an Internet connection?
Can I get a professional installer?
Additional resourcesSupport: Instructions for CableCARD installation
CableCARD Activation Support.
Charter Communications • 1-888-438-2427 • Charter Support
Comcast/XFINITY • 1-877-405-2298 • CableCARD Activation Line
Cox Communications • 1-877-820-8202 • CableCARD Activation Line
Insight Communications • 1-866-440-1024 • Insight Support
Mediacom • 1-866-848-7064 • CableCARD/Self-Install Activation Line
Optimum • 1-866-670-0855 • Optimum Support
RCN • 1-888-891-7770 • CableCARD/Self-Install Activation Line
Suddenlink • 1-888-822-5151 • Suddenlink Support
Time Warner Cable • 1-866-606-5889 • CableCARD Activation Line
Verizon FiOS • 1-888-897-7499 • Automated Activation Line
Love is in the airwaves.
If you've paired your new TiVo Roamio DVR with a digital antenna you can enjoy all that beautiful HD content right away. Just plug in your antenna cable and you're ready to go. Watch and record all your favorites in eye-popping HD, along with virtually endless entertainment from the web.
Additional resourcesDetermine the best antenna for you
Connect your TiVo Roamio DVR to the Internet.
Your TiVo Roamio DVR requires an Internet connection so that your TiVo service can deliver your daily channel guide updates, stream content from providers like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO GO, VUDU, Pandora and YouTube, and stream content between two or more networked TiVo boxes.
Plug the included Ethernet cable into the back of any TiVo Roamio series DVR.
This method is ideal for streaming content between two or more TiVo devices such as TiVo DVRs, TiVo Mini or TiVo Stream.
MoCA network(Ethernet over COAX)
TiVo Roamio/Roamio OTA DVR:
Plug a coax cable into the back of your 4-tuner Roamio DVR. Use a TiVo Bridge Adapter to connect to the Internet.
TiVo Roamio Pro/Plus DVR:
Your 6-tuner Roamio has a built-in MoCA network adapters so no additional adapters are required as long as your DVR is placed near your router.
For more detailed instructions, visit our MoCA support page.
All TiVo Roamio series DVRs have built-in wireless capability.
This method does not support streaming content between two or more TiVo devices such as TiVo DVRs, TiVo Mini or TiVo Stream (with 4-tuner TiVo Roamio).
Additional resourcesStep-by-step: How to connect your TiVo DVR to your network and the Internet
Shop: Order a TiVo Bridge Adapter
Get app-happy with the free TiVo app.
Once an Internet connection is established, you can sync your Roamio DVR to the free TiVo app for iPhone®, iPad® or Android devices. If you haven't done so, download the TiVo app to search, browse and schedule recordings from anywhere. Learn more
Compatible with iPad/iPhone.
Requires iOS 7.0 or later
Compatible with non-Intel or
AMD chipset Android devices.
Requires Android 4.1 or later