TiVo Bolt Vox (500GB): The TiVo Bolt Vox (500GB) is the perfect
solution for those who want to keep their cable service but want to
eliminate paying a monthly cable box rental fee, or simply want to
"cut-the-cord" completely. The TiVo Bolt Vox acts as your
cable box via a multi-stream CableCARD (sold separately from your cable provider).
If you don't have cable, it also
features a quad tuner and is able to pull in over-the-air signals via an
external antenna (sold separately - see accessories tab). Cable or OTA
(over-the-air) content can be recorded using the Bolt's built-in 500GB DVR. In
addition, the TiVo Bolt Vox also has the ability to stream entertainment content
from the major online service providers.
- The TiVo Bolt Vox can be setup as a Cable TV or Off-Air TV tuner, but
- The TiVo Bolt Vox is not compatible with Satellite TV (like
DirecTV & DishNetwork), Google Fiber, or AT&T U-verse.
TiVo Service: A TiVo service plan is required. You can
choose from a Monthly Plan, Annual Plan, or All-In Plan. Go to
tivo.com/activate, or call TiVo Customer Support at 1-877-367-8486. You'll
need your 15-digit TiVo Service Number (TSN), found on the label on the back of
the TiVo Bolt Vox.
- Monthly Plan: The Monthly Plan with 1-year commitment
($14.99/month, plus any applicable taxes) is available for the TiVo Bolt Vox.
- Annual Plan: The Annual Plan (currently $149.99/year, plus any
applicable taxes) is available for TiVo Bolt Vox.
- All-In Plan: The All-In Plan ($549.99 one-time fee, plus any
applicable taxes) provides service for the life of the TiVo Bolt Vox for which
it is purchased, and remains with the device in the event of an ownership
M-Card Decoder: The TiVo Bolt Vox (500GB) is designed to replace
your old cable box with a more powerful, advanced, and innovative DVR system.
You'll need a multi-stream CableCARD (M-Card) to watch & record encrypted
digital cable channels through the TiVo Bolt Vox. You'll be able to watch & record
up to 4 digital cable channels at once through the TiVo Bolt Vox, additional
Mini Vox (sold separately), the
App on your Apple iOS or Android device, or on your computer (via TiVo
Online). You will need to order the M-Card from your cable provider (additional
fees may apply). Once you have the M-Card installed, your cable provider will
send the necessary signals for your to receive your digital cable programming.
Note: While the TiVo Bolt Vox is fully compatible with your cable
service, it does not replace your cable service; you still need a cable provider
and cable subscription
to deliver your cable TV programming.
Quad OTA Tuner: The TiVo Bolt Vox (500GB) is equipped
with four built-in over-the-air tuners, so you can record up to four OTA programs at one
time. You can even watch up to four shows at once time with additional
Mini Vox(s) (sold separately), the
App on your Apple iOS or Android device, or on your computer (via TiVo
Online). It features a F-type coax connector on the rear-panel to plug in a HDTV
antenna (sold separately - see accessories tab).
Note: An external HDTV antenna (sold separately) is required to receive
On-Screen Program Guide: The on-screen program guide displays up to
two weeks of TV programming (Cable or OTA). You can select which channels are displayed in the
program guide. Select All (all available channels), My Channels (recommended
channels), or Favorites (favorite channels).
500GB DVR: The TiVo Bolt Vox records up to four
shows (Cable or OTA) at once and provides up to 500GB of recording capacity; enough for roughly
75 hours of HD programming.
- Auto Save Live TV: Up to 30 minutes of the current
channel's broadcast is always being saved, even when you're not recording.
When you change channels, the TiVo Bolt Vox clears the saved portion
on the tuner you're watching and starts saving again on the new channel. So,
if the saved portion is important to you, either record the program or don't
change the channel.
- Overlap Protection: Being able to record multiple
programs at the same time doesn't eliminate all possible recording
conflicts. The Overlap Protection feature gives you additional options for
dealing with recording conflicts when they occur. Overlap Protection works
by determining the priority of each program scheduled to record. If Overlap
Protection is turned off, when two shows are scheduled to record on the same
tuner but overlap by a few minutes, the lower priority recording is
cancelled. But with Overlap Protection turned on, the TiVo DVR simply clips
the lower priority recording by just enough minutes to allow both programs
Extending Live Recordings: Live events (like sporting
events and awards shows) often run past their scheduled end time. When the
Extend Live Recordings setting is turned on, the TiVo Bolt Vox will
remind you to add extra time when you set up a recording of a live event.
Transfer Recordings: You can even transfer recordings
between TiVo boxes by visiting TiVo Online.
You can select single recordings, multiple recordings, or all recordings to
transfer from one TiVo box to another. You'll see a confirmation screen when
your recordings are being transferred. When transferring recordings between TiVo boxes, If you run
out of storage space on the receiving DVR, then the oldest recorded shows on
that DVR will be deleted to make room for the shows you're currently
Online Streaming Content: In addition to over-the-air programming, the
TiVo Bolt Vox gives you access to many of the major entertainment online
services for movies, TV, shows, music, news, & sports. The TiVo Bolt Vox
will require a wired or wireless network connection to your router and an active
internet provider account. Additional fees & subscriptions will apply per online
- 4K Content: Enjoy Ultra-HD 4K content from
YouTube. HDR content
coming sometime in 2018 (no specific ETA).
- Movies & TV Shows: You'll have access to your
Vudu, & HBO Go account so you can enjoy thousands of movies and TV shows.
- Music & Radio: Listen to internet radio & online
music from Pandora,
Note: We recommend a home network connection speed of at
least 2.5 Mbps recommended for standard definition, 10 Mbps for high
definition, and 20 Mbps for ultra-high definition.
PLEX for Media Sharing: With PLEX on the TiVo Bolt Vox (500GB),
you'll be able to enjoy media stored on your computer or network-attached
storage device right on the big screen. Now streaming your personal computer
content (Photos, Videos, & Music) to your TV is easier than ever through PLEX
and the TiVo Bolt Vox.
Video Casting: If you have an Apple iOS or Android device with the
Netflix or YouTube app installed, you can take advantage of your mobile device's
keyboard and search for shows in the app, then cast them directly to the TiVo
Bolt Vox and your connected TV. Apple TV owners can also cast their
recorded shows to their Apple TV with AirPlay.
TiVo Online: TiVo Online gives you the convenience of TV on your
computer by consolidating online apps, making it easy to find and watch what you
want in one place. Watch TV shows and games live. Enjoy shows you've already
recorded. Launch streaming content at the push of a button. You can even create
a OnePass, see what's on tonight and manage all your settings.
Optional TiVo Mini Vox: Add the
Mini Vox(s) (sold separately) to your other TVs in your home and get the same experience in
every room. Best of all, won't pay in additional monthly fees. The TiVo Mini
lets you to share your TiVo Bolt Vox experience on another TV in your house. Watch
live TV, recorded shows, and stream from the web in a different room. TiVo Mini
lets you to share your TiVo experience on another TV in your house. Watch live
TV, recorded shows, and stream from the web in another room.
Note: You can add up to 10
Mini Vox(s) - all sold separately. Also works with the TiVo Mini (sold
Bluetooth Remote Control: The included Bluetooth remote with
voice control lets you operate the TiVo Bolt Vox, even if it's tucked away
behind a cabinet door. It has a wireless range of approximately 30'. In addition
to push-button control, the remote features a built-in microphone and offers
voice control. It can also be programmed to operate certain TV functions.
- Voice Control: The remote's built-in microphone
lets you use your voice to search and select your favorite movies, record
shows, and stream online apps. Simply press the "Mic" button and speak into
the built-in microphone. The remote lets you speak in natural
language and gives you the ability to narrow your search results as you go -
search for shows, tune to a channel, ask for recommendations, or use one of
the Unified Search Tools. You'll have the ability to have a true
conversation with the system, with back and forth questions, commands, and
answers. Simply speak to the system as if it were another person instead of
trying to figure out what it can understand and what it can't.
- TV Control: The TiVo remote will automatically be able
to change channels on your TV and display all the TiVo menus, because these
functions are done through the TiVo DVR. You can also program the remote to
change the volume and input of your television, as well as turn your TV
- Remote Finder: The TiVo Bolt Vox includes a remote finder
feature. If you don't know where your Bolt remote is, press
the Remote Finder button on the back of the TiVo Bolt Vox. The Bolt remote will
play the TiVo tune to help you locate it. Press any button on the remote to
cancel the tune.
Note: To control your TiVo Bolt Vox (500GB) with your
voice, the remote must be paired. Pairing should happen automatically during
the guided setup. Once the remote is paired, the activity light will flash
yellow with each button press.
TiVo Mobile App: Control the TiVo Bolt Vox (500GB) with the free
TiVo mobile app for
Apple iOS 8.0+ and
Android OS 4.0+ devices. The TiVo mobile app lets you use your tablet or
smartphone as your TiVo remote control - find and explore shows, schedule
recordings, control live TV & recorded shows, plus more. With the TiVo mobile
app, you're also able to stream live & recorded shows, as well as TiVo
compatible online content from your TiVo Bolt Vox directly to your mobile device from within your home network and
outside of your home network. If you have the Netflix or YouTube app installed
on your Apple iOS or Android device, you can even cast shows and videos directly
to the TiVo Bolt Vox and your connected TV from within the TiVo mobile
Note: The TiVo Bolt Vox (500GB) and your compatible Apple iOS or
Android device must be connected to the same network for remote control.
Unified Search Tools: The TiVo Bolt Vox (500GB) offers a
variety of unified search tools which lets you browse a variety of content
across multiple platforms, including TV (Cable or OTA) & online content.
- OneSearch: OneSearch scours multiple platforms like
TV (Cable or OTA) and online Content simultaneously, so your search experience is always fast, simple and
seamless. No more drilling down into each app and doing multiple
hunt-and-seek searches. Find shows and movies by title, actor, director, or
- OnePass: OnePass tracks down every available season and episode
of a show (whether it's on cable, over-the-air, or a streaming app) and creates a
customizable "watchlist" for you. Start with the pilot episode or jump in
anywhere mid-season. OnePass even automatically records upcoming episodes
and adds them to your list.
- My Shows: All of your recordings, streaming videos, and
downloaded or transferred shows appear in the My Shows list. Folder & Category
search functions help you quickly locate shows in the list.
- Discovery Bar: The Discovery Bar displays lots of great
viewing options such as popular shows or sports events that are playing on
live TV (Cable or OTA), items from your My Shows list, TiVo Suggestions, new video on
demand shows, and more.
- What To Watch: With "What to Watch", the TiVo
Bolt helps you sort through your options by showing which popular shows,
personal favorites and sporting events are now playing - so you'll never
have to surf channels again.
- WishList: A WishList search finds shows that match your search
criteria on any channel you receive, and it keeps on searching for as long
as you keep the WishList search. You can search for something with multiple
criteria or that is very specific by entering a keyword or keywords. You can
even choose the Bolt Vox to auto-record matches to your WishList
TiVo Ratings & Suggestions: You can rate any show (whether
it's live, recorded, or listed in the program guide). You can give a show up to
3 Thumbs Up (Great) or 3 Thumbs Down (Terrible). TiVo Suggestions uses these
ratings to create a list of shows you might like. The more shows you rate over
time, the better TiVo Suggestions will get at finding interesting shows for you.
Auto-Recording TiVo Suggestions: When the TiVo box has
available space, it automatically records TiVo Suggestions (based on your
ratings & viewing habits). However, you don't need to worry about recorded
Suggestions taking up your space. TiVo Suggestions never replace shows you
record, or prevent your shows from being recorded. TiVo Suggestions are always
the first shows deleted to make room for your recordings. This feature can be
turned on or off.
SkipMode: No more waiting for commercial breaks to be over.
SkipMode lets you skip commercial breaks of select recorded content. With a single press of a button
on the remote, you
can skip those annoying commercials and continue watching your recorded show. SkipMode
works with certain recorded shows on the top 20 channels - including ABC, CBS,
NBC, Fox, AMC Comedy Central, Discovery Channel, TBS, FX, TLC, History Channel,
TNT, The CW, Food Network, USA, Bravo, ABC Family, Syfy, Lifetime, & HGTV.
Note: This feature is available only on select shows, and only after they are finished recording.
TiVo hopes to make the feature available for the most popular shows on the
most popular channels watched by TiVo subscribers. That means you'll find
SkipMode on many shows that you record between 4:30pm and midnight (or
12:30am. on major networks) on the most widely-watched networks.
QuickView & QuickMode: While you're watching live TV or
recorded show, QuickView lets you see what else is playing now or coming up
without missing the action on the show you're watching. QuickMode lets you zip through your recorded
shows (and shows with a buffer) 30% faster than normal speed with
pitch-corrected audio. It's the ideal way to power through slow-moving news
shows or sporting events.
SmartBar: The SmartBar predicts shows to watch based on what
your household usually watch at a particular time or day. For example, if you
normally watch the previous night's late-night talk show the next morning,
you'll see it in the SmartBar when you wake up. If the kids tend to watch shows
while dinner's cooking, those shows will be waiting in the SmartBar at that time
Info-Banner: The Info-Banner displays the show's title, description,
ratings, and other information. It appears whenever you change the channel.
For the Vision & Hearing Impaired: The TiVo Bolt Vox (500GB) is
ready to help vision- and hearing-impaired users get the most out of the TiVo
experience. TiVo offers an audible screen reader for the vision impaired and
closed captioning for the hearing impaired.
Parental Controls: Parental Controls help you make sure your family
has access to only those shows you want them to watch. Set limits on movie and
television ratings, lock specific channels, and prevent viewing of recorded
shows that violate the settings you choose.
Wired & Wireless Network Connectivity: The TiVo Bolt Vox
(500GB) needs a high-speed Internet connection to receive program listings, TiVo
service updates, and on-demand content. A wired connection can be made via
Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45) or MoCA, while a wireless connection can be made via its
built-in WiFi (802.11ac). The type of network connection you choose will depend
on what you want to do with your TiVo setup.
- Built-in WiFi (Wireless): If you plan to stream shows
to mobile devices but not other TiVo boxes, you can use a wireless
connection and connect the TiVo Bolt Vox (500GB) to your wireless router
over WiFi (802.11ac). Wireless connection speeds are typically not fast
enough to stream shows between TiVo boxes reliably.
- Ethernet & MoCA (Wired): If you plan to stream shows to
and from other TiVo boxes, a wired connection is recommended. Choose between
an Ethernet or MoCA wired connection. There is a rear-panel Gigabit Ethernet
(RJ45) jack provides a wired connection to your network router. Use the
built-in MoCA bridge to connect the TiVo Bolt Vox (500GB) to your home
network over coax/MoCA.
HDMI 2.0 Out: The TiVo Bolt Vox (500GB) is outfitted with an HDMI
output to connect to your Ultra-HD TV. The
HDMI output supports 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p (24/60Hz) & 4K UHD video
resolutions; as well as HDR10 for High Dynamic Range video content. It also supports 2ch to 7.1ch audio output, including support for
Dolby Digital & Dolby Digital Plus.
- Ultra-HD 4K w/ Upscaling: Ultra-HD 4K gives you 4x the resolution of full
1080p HD and boasts incredibly life-like images with a level of detail and
clarity like never before. The TiVo Bolt Vox even upscales standard and high
definition video content to Ultra HD 4K (3,840 x 2,160).
- HDR (High Dynamic Range): HDR (High Dynamic Range) delivers
dynamic UHD content in exceptional quality with a greater range of color
contrast and brightness, enhancing details from the original film format.
Experience sharp contrasts and brightness with deeper blacks and brighter
whites. HDR video signals contain up to 100x the brightness of a standard (SDR)
signal, massively increasing peak brightness while retaining deep and highly
detailed blacks, for an incredible viewing experience. The TiVo Bolt Vox supports HDR10 (not compatible with Dolby Vision or HLG).
Note: Online HDR content coming sometime in 2018 (no
Digital & Analog Audio Outputs: In addition to HDMI connectivity, the TiVo
Bolt Vox is equipped with an optical (toslink) digital output which support 2ch
to 5.1ch audio, including Dolby Digital. There is also a rear-panel stereo
minijack (3.5mm) output that supports 2ch audio.
F-Type Coax Connector: There is a F-type coax connector on the
rear-panel to connect your external antenna (sold separately - see accessory
list) or coax cable from your cable provider.
E-SATA Port (external storage): You can connect an external
hard drive via the unit's e-Sata port.
Dual USB Ports: There are two USB (type-A) ports on the back of the
unit for future & service use.
AC Power Adapter: The included AC adapter must be plugged into an AC
wall outlet, surge protector, or power conditioner.