With Ignite TV you have access to the most intelligent search functionality on a set-top-box. Find your content easier with a smarter search experience. The Ignite TV search feature predicts what you’re looking for so you can get instant results with less typing. This article will show you how to access the search and discovery functionality of Ignite TV, and how to see program recommendations on your digital cable box.
To access the search functionality for Ignite TV you can use voice commands using the Voice remote or you can:
Search using the remote's keypad
You can search for a channel number, program title, network name, actor, or team name by typing using the alphanumeric guide on the remote’s keypad. For example, press “226” for "The Fight Network" or use the numbers to spell the words you are looking for, such as "4263" for Game of Thrones.
Search from the Main Menu
With Ignite TV, you can experience faster searches by searching directly from the main menu. To search directly from the Main Menu:
The Ignite TV remote uses predictive search technology to save you from typing full search queries so you can get instant results with less typing.
Search while browsing the Guide
While browsing the guide, you can also quickly search for a channel number, program title, sports team or network name, simply by beginning to type with the remote. The same predictive searching method described above can also be used in this view. To search while browsing the guide:
Search using the Shaw button on the remote
Program discovery is easy with the Ignite TV Guide. Need quick access to watch a different episode of a program that you recently watched? Try using the Last Watched Experience to quickly access your favorite shows based on your viewing activity.
Last Watched Feature
The Ignite TV Guide has an innovative "Last Watched" feature that not only allows you to jump back and forth between channels, but actually displays active information about the last nine channels, recordings, or On Demand programs that were viewed.
To clear the Last Watched Screen:
Note: Pressing the Last button will also take you to the previous menu or screen when in the Guide or Settings.
Not only does the Ignite TV Guide have smarter search and discovery options, but the Guide also makes recommendations based on your viewing activity. With Next Episode Recommendations and For You, you can enhance your normal TV viewing experience.
Next Episode Recommendations
Binge watching of a favorite TV series is on the rise. In support of a binge-worthy viewing experience, the Guide will automatically ask if you'd like to play the next episode of a series.
You can turn the Next Episode Suggestion on or off by following these steps:
The For You feature displays TV shows and movies that have been recently recorded or watched. The For You section also features personalized recommendations based on titles that you have recently viewed. To Access the For You feature
Did you know: You can quickly access For You by saying "For you" to the Voice remote.