Suggestions

Want to know about Suggestions on the TiVo box? Check out our handy video.

The TiVo box learns what you like the most and makes suggestions for you. But not just any old stuff – it suggests programmes based on your recordings and thumb ratings, and the thumb ratings of other users.

You can rate any show – whether it’s live and showing now, recorded, or listed in the TV Guide.

If you like it, press Thumbs Up on the remote, up to three times if you think it’s brilliant.

If you don’t like it, press Thumbs Down on the remote, up to three times if you really didn’t like it!

Upcoming Suggestions

Check out the TiVo box’s suggested shows and review them:

  1. Press Home on the remote
  2. Select Select Search and Discover
  3. Select Discover TV & Movies
  4. Select TV
  5. Select Suggestions which you’ll see displayed on the screen
  6. You can then use Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down to tell the TiVo box what you think of its suggested shows, or cancel the recording

Recorded Suggestions

All your recorded Suggestions are listed in My Shows in a Suggestions folder. You can watch, rate, and delete them just like any other shows.

Auto-recording Suggestions

If there’s space on the TiVo box, it’ll automatically record your Suggestions for you. But don’t worry, Suggestions won’t replace the shows you’ve chosen to record. And they’re always the first to be deleted to make room for specific recordings you’ve set up. If you see a red record light on the right hand side of the front of the set top box and you haven't set any recordings, that's TiVo recording these Suggestions for you.

Improve your Suggestions

To see what the box has suggested for you and let TiVo know whether you like them:

  1. Go to the bottom of the My Shows list
  2. Select Suggestions on the left hand side
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the folder
  4. Select Improve my TiVo Suggestions
  5. Highlight the show and from here you can make improvements by pressing Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down

Turn Off Suggestions

  1. Press Home on the remote
  2. Select Help & Settings
  3. Select Settings
  4. Enter your PIN
  5. Select Recordings
  6. Select Suggestions to change your settings