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Apps and Games on my TiVo box
Whether it’s shows, music, or even games, your TiVo box brings all your favourite online content to the screen you watch most.
Catch up with BBC iPlayer, Sport and Music programmes, check out YouTube content and listen to your Spotify tunes. Or stay up-to-date with the latest cinema trailers and check out great games for the whole family to enjoy.
Your TiVo box even has its own broadband connection so it won’t slow down your regular broadband service.
From the Home screen, select Apps & Games. Select the app you want to launch via the arrow keys and then press . When you’re done, press the to go back to the Apps & Games menu.
My Favourite Apps
If there are Apps that you access frequently and would like a short cut to them, then simply press on the app image and it will then appear in the My Favourite Apps area.
Netflix is available to watch through your TiVo box. If you’re new to Netflix, the easiest way to subscribe is by going to Netflix.com/virginmedia but you can also subscribe using the Netflix App on your TiVo box in Apps & Games.
If you’re already a Netflix subscriber, simply log in using your current Netflix details.
To see what’s on Netflix hit the button, go to Apps & Games, and select the Netflix icon in All Apps & Games. You can also find Netflix films and TV shows using TiVo search and you’ll even see recommendations popping up in the Discovery Bar from time to time.
When you first log in to Netflix on your TiVo box, to bring the keyboard up just press on your TiVo remote.
You can find out more in How can I watch Netflix on TiVo?
Controlling access to Apps and Games
- Go to Help & Settings on the Home screen.
- Choose Parental Controls, then tap in your PIN.
- Now, just select Lock Apps & Games.
You’ll see the Apps in a list, and you can mark them as Blocked, Locked or Unlocked:
- Blocked - no one can access the app and it will not be shown on your TiVo box
- Locked - you’ll have to enter your Virgin Media PIN before the accessing this app
- Unlocked - anyone can access this app.
Many channels have additional programmes and services accessible via the Red Button. For example, you can find BBC iPlayer, News, Sport, Weather and Lottery via the Red Button on all BBC channels and additional live sports coverage on Sky Sports 1, 2, 3, 4 and Sky Sports F1. Look out for more Red Button services on other channels such as National Geographic and Cartoon Network. Some Red Button services are also accessible via Apps and Games. For news on new Red Button service launches, go to virginmedia.com/myvm.
Your TiVo box has its own broadband connection so it won’t slow down your regular broadband service. And because your TiVo box is hooked up to the internet, you’ll always be able to download new apps and install the latest software, ensuring that it’s always up to date.
From the Home screen, select Apps & Games. Select the app you want to launch via the arrow keys and then press . When you’re done, press to go back to the Apps & Games menu.