Press the Google Assistant button on your remote and ask Google to find a specific show or movie, a sports team on TV or a genre of movie or show. Google will search across live TV and connected streaming apps to find results.
Just press the button and wait for the Google search bar to appear on your screen. Then, issue a voice command, such as:
Search for a team title, such as “Minnesota Vikings” or “Green Bay Packers.”
Ask Google to do a general search, like “What football games are on right now?”
Find a specific sports team or league game by saying “Minnesota Wild” or “NHL hockey.”
Note: You must be signed in to your Google account to use voice commands.
Search from the Home Screen
From the Home screen, select Search from the Navigation Bar or press 7 to quickly launch Search. Then start typing in your search query. You can search for:
A specific channel – “CBS” or “HGTV”
An actor or actress
Movie and TV show titles
Your MidcoTV will show you results from live TV and apps like Netflix and Prime Video.
Get quick access to your channel lineup. Just press the Guide button on your remote.
Icons in the guide help you find what you want to watch.
New shows are marked with a New.
By default, the guide gives you shows that are on TV now or coming up within the next two hours. You can use your navigation ring (up, down, left and right buttons) to move through the guide.
Use the left and right buttons to move forward or backward in time.
Up the up and down buttons to scroll through the different channels.
Add Favorite Channels
To add a channel to your favorites in the guide:
Use the left button on your remote to navigate to the channel column.
Press and hold OK for options.
Choose Add to Favorite Channels.
After marking favorite channels, you can choose to view your favorite channels only in the guide. Highlight a channel name or number (not a specific show) and press and hold OK. Then, arrow down to Channels then press left or right to switch to favorites.
At a boring part of a show? Use QuickView to quickly see what’s on your favorite channels or what’s coming up next without missing any of your current show.
Access the Mini Guide
Press the up button on your remote while watching live TV. The QuickView panel will appear over the show you’re watching with a mini guide.
Use the up and down buttons on your remote to browse through your available channels.
Select another show currently on live TV by highlighting it and pressing OK. Or, if there’s a program in the future you’re interested in watching, highlight that title and press OK to bring up viewing options
Access the SmartBar
To access the SmartBar while watching live TV, press the TiVo® button on your remote to return to the home screen, where you’ll see SmartBar. This gives you access to the shows you watch regularly and recommendations for shows on now based on what you usually watch.
Service Notes & Disclaimers
Acceptable use of any application is determined solely by the application provider and may not be available for Business use.