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TiVo BOLT®

The only box you need on your TV stand.

Now there’s a TiVo for everyone. Introducing the 6-tuner TiVo BOLT+ to the TiVo BOLT family.

TiVo brings you the new TiVo BOLT+, with six tuners and 450 hours of HD recording space. Record six shows at once, add TiVo® Minis to enjoy shows in other rooms, and watch TV on your TiVo mobile app for iOS and Android™. With the TiVo BOLT+ you still get the same great BOLT experience, but with more room to play with.

comparison of features between BOLT and BOLT+

The TiVo BOLT family is bringing it all together, with unified television.

The TiVo BOLT is the shortest distance between you and your entertainment, because it combines all your options into a single box. No more switching devices, toggling inputs or juggling remotes. Whether it's from TV, available on-demand libraries or streaming apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime, HULU, YouTube or Pandora, TiVo BOLT delivers it all in an instant.

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Find movies and shows with unified search.

OneSearch™ scours multiple platforms like TV and Netflix simultaneously, so your search experience is always fast, simple and seamless. No more drilling down into each app and doing multiple hunt-and-seek searches. Find shows and movies by title, actor, director or keyword—and start watching in seconds.

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Organize every season and episode into a unified watchlist.

OnePass™ tracks down every available season and episode of a show—whether it's on television or a streaming app—and creates a customizable watchlist for you. Start with the pilot episode or jump in anywhere mid-season. OnePass automatically records upcoming episodes and adds them to your list.

33% smaller than the Roamio® Pro. The new TiVo BOLT is also 3 times faster.

The TiVo BOLT family is 33% smaller than the TiVo Roamio Pro, but it packs a mightier punch. With 3 times the speed and up to 3 times the memory, it satisfies your entertainment appetite— and your need for speed. All that power is packed into a slender, elegant package that runs your entire entertainment center. Oh, and that distinctive, arched design isn’t just for looks, it serves as a clever cooling system.

premium cable dvr recorder BOLT plus on Roamio Pro

3X

Faster Processor

3X

DDR Memory

33%

Smaller

4K TV display airplane, TiVo SkipMode interface

Skip commercials with the new SkipMode™.

No more waiting for commercial breaks to be over. With a single press of a button, you can continue watching your recorded show. SkipMode works with the top 20 channels, including ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, AMC Comedy Central, Discovery Channel, TBS, FX, TLC, History Channel, TNT, The CW, Food Network, USA, Bravo, ABC Family, Syfy, Lifetime and HGTV.

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QuickMode™ speeds up your shows by 30%.

QuickMode lets you zip through your recorded shows—and shows with a buffer—30% faster than normal speed with pitch-corrected audio. You zoom along and nobody sounds like a caffeinated chipmunk. It's the ideal way to power through slow-moving news shows, sports and long-winded political debates.

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RF Remote and
Remote Finder

The powerful RF signal from your remote lets you control your TiVo BOLT, even if it's tucked away behind a cabinet door. Even better, if you misplace your remote, the TiVo BOLT helps you find it. Just press the handy "Remote Finder" button, and your remote alerts you to its location.

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How TiVo BOLT measures up to other boxes.

TiVo
BOLT+
TiVo
BOLT
Apple
TV
Amazon
Fire TV
Roku 4 Comcast
X1
Time
Warner
Unified TelevisionTV and streaming apps
Unified Search & WatchlistTV and streaming apps
Commercial SkipModeRecorded TV
QuickModeRecorded TV
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TiVo BOLT mobile experience lets you control and watch television anywhere.

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Compare TiVo BOLT with other boxes.

You can get apps on a lot of different boxes. But the TiVo BOLT is the only one that lets you forget about which show is available from which app. With the TiVo BOLT you get content from anywhere that you can watch everywhere.

Competitive Features TiVo
BOLT+
TiVo
BOLT
Comcast
X1
Time
Warner
Roku 4 Amazon
Fire TV
Apple TV
OneSearch - search broadcast TV and streaming content all at the same time
SkipMode - skip commercial breaks with a single button
QuickMode - watch shows 30% faster with pitch perfect audio
Watch live and recorded shows on all your screens via web or iOS and Android apps
Cast shows from your mobile device to TV
Watch & record cable TV channels
Watch & record HD antenna TV channels
Storage
(Simultaneous recording)
3TB 500GB / 1TB 500GB 500GB 8GB 64GB
Tuners 6 4 5 4
4K Ultra High Def
Plex App: Access content from your computer
Remote Finder
RF Remote

Tech Specs

Inputs/Outputs

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  1. Remote Finder
  2. Coax (digital cable, ATSC, MoCA) (TiVo BOLT+ does not support ATSC)
  3. Optical audio out
  4. Audio L/R
  5. HDMI 2.0 / (4K, 1080p 24/60)
  6. Ethernet port: 1 0 / 1 0 0 / 1 0 0 0 Mbps
  7. USB 2.0 ports (2)
  8. External storage port (eSATA)
  9. Power: 12V
  10. CableCARD™ slot (CableCARD not required for HD antenna).

Dimensions and Weight

TiVo BOLT+

only available in black

TiVo BOLT+ black DVR dimensions

TiVo BOLT

only available in white

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Specifications
TiVo BOLT+
TiVo BOLT

  • Recording capacity (HD hours):
  • TiVo BOLT+: 450 HD hours
  • TiVo BOLT: 150 or 75 HD hours
  • Hard drive size:
  • TiVo BOLT+: 3TB
  • TiVo BOLT: 1 TB or 500 GB
  • Video output
  • 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 4K UHD

  • 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 4K UHD
  • Power
  • 12V

  • 12V
  • Ethernet port

  • 1 0 / 1 0 0 / 1 0 0 0 Mbps
  • 1 0 / 1 0 0 / 1 0 0 0 Mbps
  • Coax connector
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Optical audio out
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Analog audio
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • HDMI
  • 4K UHD, 1080p (24/60)
  • 4K UHD, 1080p (24/60)
  • External storage port (eSATA)
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • USB 2.0 ports
  • 2
  • 2
  • CableCARD slot
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Built-in WiFi
    (AC dual band, N, G, B, A)
  • Yes
  • Yes

TV Source
TiVo BOLT+ and TiVo BOLT do not work with Satellite, Google Fiber and AT&T U-verse

  • Digital cable and Verizon FIOS
  • Digital cable and Verizon FIOS
  • HD antenna (TiVo BOLT+ does not support HD antenna)
  • DOES NOT work with Satellite, Google Fiber and AT&T U-verse

Internet Connection

  • Built-in wireless
  • Built-in wireless
  • Ethernet port
  • Ethernet port
  • Coax/built-in MoCA bridge
  • Coax/built-in MoCA bridge

Product Compatibility

  • Works with TiVo® Mini
  • Works with TiVo® Mini
  • Connects to other TiVo DVRs
  • Connects to other TiVo DVRs
  • iOS and Android app for mobile viewing and management
  • iOS and Android app for mobile viewing and management
  • Expandable storage (eSATA)
  • Expandable storage (eSATA)

Setting up a TiVo BOLT+ or TiVo BOLT.

Whether you’re a cable subscriber or have an HD antenna, setting up a TiVo BOLT is simple and straightforward. Cable users can also have their cable company do the installation for them.

Cable TV set up

Step 1
DVR cablecard for TiVo

Insert and pair a CableCARD™ with TiVo BOLT+ or TiVo BOLT.

(Call your cable provider to order and pair the CableCARD).

Step 2
coax cable connector icon

Connect the coax cable, Ethernet and power adaptor.

(Don’t connect Ethernet if using WiFi setup).

Step 3
TV set with cable BOLT

Use the TiVo remote to go through the guided setup on your TV.

HD antenna set up (works with TiVo BOLT only).

Step 1
antenna icon

Connect an HD antenna to the TiVo BOLT.

Step 2
dvr power adapter for TiVo icon

Connect the Ethernet and power adaptor.

(Don’t connect Ethernet if using WiFi setup).

Step 3
TV set with antenna BOLT

Use the TiVo remote to go through the guided setup on your TV.