800-746-4726

RCN Knowledge Center Customer Center Contact Us


Introduction
YouTube is a video sharing website where you can watch, upload and share videos

  • YouTube videos are not stored on the TiVo, and don't take up any recording space

  • Due to formatting and file type, some videos available on YouTube's website may not available on TiVo

  • If you are experiencing issues with the YouTube app, visit the YouTube website for assistance

  • YouTube on TiVo available in HDUI menus only
Resolution Steps


Accessing the YouTube App

    1. Series 4 TiVos  and Series 5 TiVos, go to TiVo Central  | Apps & OnDemand | YouTube


      Series 5 TiVo Experience 4, go to TiVo Central | Apps | YouTube

    2. YouTube is open to everyone without a sign on; signing in to your personal profile gives you access to your playlist(s), subscriptions, and other settings you may have

    3. Signing In using the TiVo Remote

      • Arrow left for the Main Menu

      • Arrow down, then press Select on Sign In

      • Note of  the activation code on the screen

      • On a computer or mobile device, go to youtube.com/activate and enter the activation code

      • You will be prompted for your Google profile username and password

      • You must allow YouTube to manage your YouTube account and Manage your rental and purchase history. Click Allow

    4. Signing Out using the TiVo Remote:

      • Arrow left for the Main Menu

      • Arrow down, then press Select on your user name

      • Scroll to Use YouTube signed out and press Select
 

Pairing a Mobile Device to the YouTube App

    1. Sign In using the steps above 

    2. Arrow left for the Main Menu, then arrow down and press Select on Settings

    3. Select Link TV and Phone | Link with TV Code to pair your device and go to youtube.com/pair and enter the Pairing Code

      • For a Mobile Device, open the YouTube app, press this icon and select the TiVo to pair (no Pairing Code needed)

 

Video Playback and Exiting the App

    1. Highlight a video using the left and right arrows on the TiVo remote, then press Select to watch

    2. Pause, Rewind and Fast Forward YouTube videos, just like any other video

    3. To exit and return to the video list, press the Back button on the TiVo remote. If no back button, press the Replay key

    4. To exit the YouTube app, press the TiVo button or Live TV at any time
 

Hiding Inappropriate Content

    • We do not control YouTube content

    • Select Restricted Mode in the YouTube Settings menu to help hide inappropriate content

      • Series 4 TiVos: go to TiVo Central | Settings & Messages | Settings | Channels | Add & Manage Video App | Uncheck YouTube to hide the app

      • Series 5 TiVos: go to TiVo Central | Settings & Messages | User Preferences | Add & Manage Apps | Uncheck YouTube to hide the app

      • Series 5 TiVo Experience 4, go to TiVo Central | User Preferences | Add & Manage Apps | Uncheck YouTube to hide the app


Additional Information
Commercial Agent Steps
Financial Agent Steps
Management Steps
Share
Subscribe
Enter your email address to receive a notification when the article is updated
Email Address
Subscribe
Unsubscribe
Share
To
Subject
Message
Send

Was this article helpful?
Thank you for your feedback