Let's get you familiar with your TiVo Stream, so you can start
streaming the shows you love today!
What you'll need
- One or more iOS devices (iPad®, iPad® mini, iPhone® and iPod touch®) running iOS 5.1 or later
(TiVo Stream will not work if unauthorized modifications have been made to the iOS on the
mobile device—also known as "jailbreaking")
- One or more Android devices running 4.1 or later with a non-Intel or AMD chipset.
- At least one TiVo BOLT, 4-tuner TiVo Roamio DVR or TiVo Premiere series DVR
- Free TiVo app for tablets and smartphones, running the most updated software
- A wired Ethernet or MoCA connection between your DVR and home network (TiVo Stream
does not support a wirelessly connected box)
Was this a gift?
If the TiVo Stream you purchased is a gift for
someone else, please make sure you deactivate
the device from your account. You can do this
in Manage My Account > Active devices >
TiVo Stream > Deactivate button.
If you received TiVo Stream as a gift please make
sure to activate the device on your account. You
can do this in Manage My Account > Activate a
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
Connect Stream to the Internet
Check your TiVo BOLT, TiVo Roamio or TiVo Premiere series DVR's
Verify that your TiVo box is connected to your home network using either a wired
Ethernet or MoCA® connection.
Please note: you will not be able to use your TiVo Stream if your DVR is connected to the Internet using a
Use a wired Ethernet or MoCA Connection.
Connect your TiVo Roamio series box to an open port on your router or to an Ethernet jack in your wall
using an Ethernet cable (shown below).
Ethernet over coax (MoCA)
To use a MoCA connection, you must have MoCA enabled in your home. Then, connect
the coaxial cable coming from the wall to the CABLE/MoCA port on the back of the
TiVo box. For more information on MoCA, see tivo.com/moca.
Connect your TiVo Stream
TiVo box using an Ethernet connection
Connect the TiVo Stream
to your router and plug it in.
- Connect the TiVo Stream to an
open port on your router using
an Ethernet cable.
- Connect the power cord from
the back of the TiVo Stream to
a power source.
- Wait for the LED on the back
of the TiVo Stream to turn
solid white. This should take
less than 10 minutes.
You'll now finish setup on your mobile device.
- On your iOS or Android mobile device, launch the app.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to set up the app and connect to your TiVo box. If
the on-screen instructions do not appear automatically, go to the app's Settings menu
and tap "TiVo Stream Set up."
Using TiVo Stream
Watch shows around your house
Another thing you'll love about the TiVo Stream is that it allows you to stream shows to up to
four different mobile devices in your home simultaneously. Press the "Watch Now" button and
you can choose to watch that show on either your TV or mobile device. Whether you are in the
bedroom, kitchen or on the patio the shows you love are always by your side. It's a great way to
keep everybody happy when the big screen is occupied.
Take your love on the run
Watch live or recorded shows on your iOS or
Android device from anywhere. Just find a
show you want to watch in My Shows and select
the "Watch now" button. You can also download
shows to your iOS device by clicking the
"Download" button in My Shows. Track your
download progress and prioritize the download
order by selecting the "On iPhone or iPad" button.
Get swept off your couch
With TiVo Stream you can begin recording a show and instantly start watching it anywhere
within your home network. Just press the "record and watch" button on the TiVo app and
watch your show anywhere around the house. It's as good as live TV on your mobile device.