How to Organize Programs in the My Shows List (Now Playing List)

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Organizing Programs in My Shows (Roamio Series DVRs and Premiere Series DVRs using HD menus)

The features in this section were introduced with TiVo software version 20.4.6. If you need to update to the current software version, visit TiVo Software Version Information.

Sorting options (My Shows screen)

There are two sorting options within the My Shows main screen: Sort by date (default) and Sort by name. Press the Blue B button on your TiVo remote to toggle between sorting options.

Sort by date will arrange your folders by when they were added or last updated, with the newest and most recently changed at the top of the list.

Sort by name arranges your folders in alphabetical order. This option is named A-Z in the mobile apps and web portal.

View options

Once you have selected a series folder, there are three view options, each with their own sorting options: My episodes (default), All episodes, and Recordings. Press the Red C button on your TiVo remote to toggle between view options.

My episodes view

My episodes view displays all available content from your OnePasses and stand-alone streaming videos. There are three sorting options within the My episodes view: By season, By newest, and By date. Press the Blue B button on your TiVo remote to toggle between sorting options:

By season: Organizes episodes by seasons with the earliest available episode on top. A season picker allows you to easily switch between seasons.

By newest: Sorts episodes so that the most recently available episode displays on top. A season picker allows you to easily switch between seasons.

By date: Organizes episodes by date with the latest episode first. This order is determined by the recording date (for recordings) and the first-aired date (for streaming videos).

Once you have watched them, you can also remove episodes from this view to clear up clutter. Just select the episode and press Clear on your TiVo remote.

All episodes view

All episodes view displays all content from your OnePasses and stand-alone streaming videos which is known by the TiVo service. There are two sorting options within the All episodes view: By season and By newest. Press the Blue B button on your TiVo remote to toggle between sorting options:

By season: Organizes episodes by seasons with the earliest available episode on top. A season picker allows you to easily switch between seasons.

By newest: Sorts episodes so that the most recently available episode displays on top. A season picker allows you to easily switch between seasons.

This view uses different icons to indicate the status/source of the content:

Blue streaming icon: A streaming video is available from at least one video provider.

Grey streaming icon: No streaming video is currently available.

No icon: You deleted the content from the My episodes view.

You can't Clear episodes away from this view.

Recordings view

Recordings view displays all recordings for a series based on your OnePass recording options. A blue progress bar appears for watched or partially watched content so you don't lose your spot.

NOTE: This view will be empty if you don't have any recordings available.

There are three sorting options within the Recordings view: By date, By season, and By newest. Press the Blue B button on your TiVo remote to toggle between sorting options:

By date: Organizes episodes by date with the latest episode first. This order is determined by the recording date (for recordings) and the first-aired date (for streaming videos).

By season: Organizes episodes by seasons with the earliest available episode on top. A season picker allows you to easily switch between seasons.

By newest: Sorts episodes so that the most recently available episode displays on top. A season picker allows you to easily switch between seasons.

Once you have watched them, you can also remove episodes from this view to clear up clutter. Just select the episode and press Clear on your TiVo remote.


Organizing Programs in My Shows (Premiere Series DVRs using SD menus)

If you are using TiVo with HD menus, all your recorded or downloaded programming can be found in My Shows.

NOTE: Have TiVo with SD menus? See Organizing programs in the Now Playing List (Series3 and earlier DVRs).

In My Shows, you can choose to:

  • List all recordings individually, or arrange Season Pass, WishList Search, TiVo Suggestion, and HD recordings in Groups (folders).
  • List programs and groups alphabetically, or by the date recorded (with the latest recordings at the top of the list).
  • Delete an entire folder by pressing Clear on your TiVo remote.

To change the arrangement of My Shows:

  1. From TiVo Central > My Shows
  2. Change the sorting method:
    • Press the yellow A button to specify sort method and enter My Shows options.
    • Press the blue B button to sort by date or alphabetically.
    • Press the red C button to sort by groups.

About Groups

Turning on groups puts like programs into folders. For example, a folder will be created for each Season Pass when more than one episode appears in My shows.

A program can appear in more than one folder. For example, if you have a Season Pass to a series that stars an actor for whom you also have an auto-recording WishList, the title of each episode will appear in a group for the Season Pass and in a group for the WishList. There is only one actual recording on the hard disk, however, so if you delete a program from one folder, it is deleted from all folders.

NOTE: If you accidentally delete a program, you can recover it if you act quickly. For instructions, see Using the Recently Deleted Folder

 


Organizing programs in the Now Playing List (Series3 and earlier DVRs)

If you are using TiVo with SD menus, all of your recorded and downloaded programming can be found in the Now Playing List.

NOTE: Have TiVo with HD Menus? See Organizing Programs in My Shows (Roamio Series and Premiere Series DVRs.

In the Now Playing List, you can choose to:

  • List all recordings individually, or arrange Season Pass, WishList Search, TiVo Suggestion, and HD recordings in Groups (folders).
  • List programs and groups alphabetically, or by the date recorded (with the latest recordings at the top of the list).
  • Delete an entire folder by pressing CLEAR on your TiVo remote.

To change the arrangement of your Now Playing List

  1. From TiVo Central > Now Playing List
  2. NOTE: The current sort or group options appear at the bottom of the list.
  3. Press the ENTER/LAST button to display Now Playing Options.
  4. To change the sorting method, highlight the current Sort setting and press the RIGHT or LEFT ARROW button to choose either Alphabetically or By Date Recorded.
  5. To turn groups on or off, highlight the Groups setting and press the RIGHT or LEFT ARROW button to select On or Off.
  6. Highlight View Now Playing with these options and press SELECT.

Shortcuts

While viewing the Now Playing List, you can use the following shortcuts to toggle between Now Playing options:

  • Press 1 to change the sort order (from Alphabetically to By date recorded, for example). Press 1 again to change back to the original setting.
  • Press 2 to change the Groups setting. Press 2 again to change back to the original setting.

About Groups

Turning on groups puts like programs into folders. For example, a folder will be created for each Season Pass when more than one episode appears in the Now Playing List.

A program can appear in more than one folder. For example, if you have a Season Pass to a series that stars an actor for whom you also have an auto-recording WishList, the title of each episode will appear in a group for the Season Pass and in a group for the WishList. There is only one actual recording on the hard disk, however, so if you delete a program from one folder, it is deleted from all folders.

NOTE: If you accidentally delete a program, you can recover it if you act quickly. For instructions, see Using the Recently Deleted Folder
 

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