My WishList programs are not being recorded

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There are several reasons why WishList programs may fail to be recorded. Select one of the options below to learn more:


Are there any upcoming episodes available to record?

Have I chosen my desired recording options correctly?

Did my WishList recording conflict with another recording?

Why didn’t an available program record?

Was Auto-recording turned off on my WishList?

How do I delete and recreate my WishList?


Are there any upcoming episodes available to record?

Programs may not be recorded because there is no upcoming programming available. Perform the steps below to troubleshoot:

  1. To check if there are any upcoming episodes within the next 14 days, go to:
  2. TiVo with HD menus: Go to TiVo Central > Find TV, Movies, & Videos > WishList Searches.
    TiVo with SD menus: Go to TiVo Central > Find Programs > WishList Search.
  3. Once within WishList Search, there are two ways to check for upcoming programs:
    • To see all upcoming WishList recordings, select View all upcoming WishList programs. If there are any episodes in the next 14 days, this will show the first 20 upcoming episodes of all applicable WishLists.
    • To see an individual WishList, select View upcoming programs. This will show all available episodes within the next 14 days.
  4. If both lists are empty , there is no available content to record for your particular WishList. You may need to edit your WishList. See Using WishList Searches for tips on creating a WishList.

Have I chosen my desired recording options correctly?

You may have inadvertently chosen recording settings that are preventing a recording. To check, perform the following steps:

  1. Go to the WishList Search:
  2. TiVo with HD menus: Go to TiVo Central > Find TV, Movies, & Videos > WishList Searches.

    TiVo with SD menus: Go to TiVo Central > Find Programs > WishList Search.

  3. Select Change recording options and set the desired recording options.
  4. If you see Auto-Record WishList programs instead, this means your WishList is not set to automatically record. If you would like your programs to automatically record in the future, go to Was Auto-recording turned off on my WishList? to learn how to enable the Auto-Record function.

Did my WishList recording conflict with another recording?

When first created, WishList recordings take the next open spot in your Season Pass Manager. Depending on the recording options you’ve chosen, your WishList may create recording conflicts with other WishList or Season Pass recordings.

You can check if your WishList or any other recordings are conflicting by accessing your To Do List:

TiVo with HD menus: Go to TiVo Central > Manage Recordings & Downloads > To Do List.

TiVo with SD menus: Go to TiVo Central > Find Shows > To Do List.

Anything marked with a * next to the time is in conflict with another scheduled recording. When you select the conflicting show, the reason for the conflict displays at the bottom of the screen.

For help resolving a recording conflict, see How do I resolve recording conflicts? or My program was not recorded or was deleted for more ideas on how to resolve conflicts.


Why didn’t an available program record?

To determine why an available program did not record, check the Recording History.

You can check the Recording History by going to:

TiVo with HD menus: Go to TiVo Central > Manage Recordings & Downloads > Recording History.

TiVo with SD menus: Go to TiVo Central > Find Programs > To Do List > View Recording History.

Once you’ve determined why the program was not recorded, see My Program was not recorded or was deleted for additional troubleshooting tips to resolve future scheduling conflicts.


Was Auto-recording turned off on my WishList?

If auto-record is turned off, a WishList is unable to record episodes or movies while you’re away.

Go to the WishList Search menu to see if auto-recording is turned on or off:

TiVo with HD menus: Go to TiVo Central > Find TV, Movies, & Videos > WishList Searches.

TiVo with SD menus: Go to TiVo Central > Find Programs > WishList Search.

If your WishList is marked with a white star inside a white circle on a blue background, it will automatically record.

If this is missing, select Auto-record WishList programs and set your desired recording options.


How do I delete and recreate my WishList?

If your WishList programs are still not recording as planned, try deleting and recreating the WishList. See Using WishList searches for instructions.

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