Help & Support

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 watch programmes from Netflix. 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.

Press Home on your TiVo remote and select Apps & Games. Select the app category and you can then choose the app you want to launch via the arrow keys and then press OK.

My Favourite Apps

If there are Apps that you access frequently and would like a short cut to them select the app via the arrow keys and then, then press Thumbs Up  . It will then appear in the My Favourite Apps area.

TiVo Netflix

Netflix is available to watch through your TiVo box. If you’re new to Netflix, the easiest way to subscribe is by going to 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 press Home on your TiVo remote then go to Apps & Games > All Apps, 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 OK on your TiVo remote.

You can find out more in How can I watch Netflix on TiVo?

Controlling access to Apps and Games
  1. Press Home on your TiVo remote
  2. Go to Help & Settings on the Home screen.
  3. Choose Parental Controls, then tap in your PIN.
  4. 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.
Red Button

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, 5, Sky Sports F1 and BT Sport 1 and 2. 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