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Use SkipMode®

how to use skipmode

With the touch of a button, skip to the end of a commercial break and resume watching instantly. Introducing SkipMode.

This feature is available on:

  • TiVo BOLT®(all models)
  • TiVo Roamio®(all models)
  • TiVo Mini (if connected to TiVo BOLT or TiVo Roamio)
  • TiVo Premiere

The SkipMode feature is available only on certain recorded shows; we hope to make it available for the most popular shows on the most popular channels watched by TiVo subscribers. That means you’ll find SkipMode availability on many shows that you record between 4:30 p.m. and midnight (or 12:30 a.m. on major networks) on the most widely-watched channels.  

  1. Choose a recorded show with the icon visible.
  2. When you get to the end of a show segment, press the  button or CHANNEL UP on your remote.
  3. Voilà! You’re at the beginning of the next segment, without a commercial in sight.
  4. At any time during the show, CHANNEL UP takes you to the next show segment. For instance, want to skip the judging on your favorite reality show competition (like The Voice or Dancing with the Stars)? Just press CHANNEL UP when the judging starts. You’ll skip past the judging and through the next commercial break. Your show will start playing at the beginning of the next segment.
  5. To skip back to the beginning of a previous show segment, press CHANNEL DOWN.

Want to know more about how SkipMode works? Check out the full Viewer's Guide.

Happy skipping!