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QuickMode allows you to play recordings faster—at 1.3 x normal speed—with pitch-corrected audio, so you don't have to put up with high-pitched squeaky audio while you watch your favorite programs in less time.

QuickMode works especially well for news and sports programs, and is available for all recording and live-cached content (up until the live point is reached).



QuickMode is available on all TiVo EDGE Series, TiVo BOLT Series, TiVo Roamio Series, and TiVo Mini.

Software version

To use QuickMode, your TiVo device must be running software version 20.5.3 or higher.
For instructions on upgrading your TiVo software version, see
TiVo Experience 3 Software Version Information and TiVo Experience 4 Software Version Information.


QuickMode only works with the following content types:
  • Recordings
  • Cached-live content (not caught up to the live display)

IMPORTANT: QuickMode WILL NOT WORK with true live TV, as the TiVo device can't play back programming it hasn't received yet. If you are using QuickMode and catch up to the live display, you will automatically re-enter normal speed playback.


Use this section for help with using QuickMode:

Enabling/disabling QuickMode

By default, QuickMode is turned Off. To enable QuickMode, your selected content must be playing. Once your content is playing, press Play. This will bring up a message on the TrickPlay bar telling you to press Select to enable QuickMode.

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Pressing Play while QuickMode is already enabled will bring up a message telling you to press Select to disable QuickMode.

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Compatibility with TrickPlay

TiVo TrickPlay features—the ability to pause, rewind, and fast-forward television—have always been the backbone of TiVo products. QuickMode is fully compatible with TiVo TrickPlay. You can still use all of these features while in QuickMode, without disturbing QuickMode.

For example, if you are watching a recording in QuickMode and press Fast-Forward twice, pressing Play will return you to QuickMode speed (1.3x normal), and not normal speed.

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