How do I use Search with EE TV?

     
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It's quick and easy to find something to watch on your EE TV box. Search by programme name to find programmes on now, coming soon and stored in your recordings and Replay.

 

And, using your EE TV app, you can even move programmes straight from your search results to your TV screen with a simple flick of your finger.

Search on your tablet

Search on your tablet

Download the EE TV app from your device’s app store if you haven’t already. Then you can:

  1. search for a programme

  2. watch live content

  3. watch recorded and Replay content

  4. record content coming up soon

  5. set programme reminders

Search for a programme

  1. 1

    open your EE TV app and tap the search button (in the top right-hand corner)

  2. 2

    enter the programme you want – you can type it in or use Siri if you've got an iPad

  3. 3

    the app will make suggestions for programmes available – tap the one you want and press SEARCH

Watch live programmes

If your programme is on now, you can choose to watch live content. To do this:

  1. 1

    tap to open the Show menu and select Live

  2. 2

    select the programme you want to watch

  3. 3

    if a few episodes are available you'll see Programme Details – choose the episode you want and press play

You can even send the programme to your TV using Flick.

Watch recorded and Replay content

  1. 1

    open the Show menu and select Recordings (or Replay)

  2. 2

    select the programme you want to watch

  3. 3

    if a few episodes are available you'll see Programme Details – choose the episode you want and press play

Record content coming up soon

You can also use Search to look for programmes coming up that you'd like to record. To do this:

  1. 1

    open the Show menu and select Coming Soon

  2. 2

    select the programme you want to record

  3. 3

    in Programme Details, choose the episode you want

  4. 4

    tap the record button and choose to record the series or just this episode

Set programme reminders

You can also search for programmes coming up that you'd like to set a programme reminder for. To do this:

  1. 1

    open the Show menu and select Coming Soon

  2. 2

    select the programme you want

  3. 3

    in Programme Details, choose the episode you want

  4. 4

    tap the programme reminder button

Search on your phone

Search on your phone

Download the EE TV app from your device’s app store if you haven’t already. Then you can:

  1. search for a programme

  2. watch live content

  3. watch recorded and Replay content

  4. record content coming up soon

  5. set programme reminders

Search for a programme

  1. 1

    open your EE TV app and tap the more button (in the top right-hand corner), then search

  2. 2

    enter the programme you want – you can type it in or use Siri if you've got an iPad

  3. 3

    the app will make suggestions for programmes available – tap the one you want and press SEARCH

Watch live programmes

If your programme is on now, you can choose to watch live content. To do this:

  1. 1

    tap to open the Show menu and select Live

  2. 2

    your search results will show programmes on now

  3. 3

    select the programme you want to watch

You can even send the programme to your TV using Flick.

Watch recorded and Replay content

  1. 1

    open the Show menu and select Recordings (or Replay)

  2. 2

    select the programme you want to watch and press play

Record content coming soon

You can also use Search to look for programmes coming up that you'd like to record. To do this:

  1. 1

    search for the programme you want to record

  2. 2

    in Programme Details, choose the episode you want

  3. 3

    tap the Record button and choose to record the series or this episode

Set programme reminders

You can also search for programmes coming up that you'd like to set a programme reminder for. To do this:

  1. 1

    search for a programme 

  2. 2

    in Programme Details, choose the episode you want

  3. 3

    tap the programme reminder (bell) button

Search with your EE TV remote

Search with your EE TV remote

With the EE TV remote, you can:

  1. search for a programme

  2. record programmes from search

  3. sort your search results

  4. set programmes reminders

Search for a programme

  1. 1

    press MENU on your EE TV remote

  2. 2

    go to SEARCH and press OK

  3. 3

    enter the programme you want using the keypad on your remote - e.g. number 1 three times for letter C, number 2 twice for E etc

  4. 4

    if you need the same letter twice, just pause between presses

  5. 5

    if you make a mistake, press the delete button

  6. 6

    EE TV will make suggestions for programmes available – choose the one you want and press SEARCH

Recording programmes from search

  1. 1

    search for the programme you want

  2. 2

    in the top menu, go to COMING SOON or REPLAY, then highlight the programme you want to record

  3. 3

    press REC on your remote

  4. 4

    choose to record the series or record this episode, then press OK

Set programme reminders

You can also search for programmes coming up that you'd like to set a programme reminder for. To do this:

  1. 1

    press MENU and go to COMING SOON

  2. 2

    select the programme you want and press OK

  3. 3

    in Programme Details, choose the episode you want

  4. 4

    highlight the programme reminder (bell) button and press OK

Sorting your search results

If search brings back lots of results, sorting your content can help to find the programme you want. To do this:

  1. 1

    highlight Sorted by and press OK on your remote

  2. 2

    from here, you can sort your content alphabetically, by programme type, by channel and/or by category 

You can also use the Show menu to display:

  1.  

    all content

  2.  

    coming soon

  3.  

    recordings

  4.  

    replays

  5.  

    live

  6.  

    hidden content

Using the Companion Screen

Using the Companion Screen

Watch our help video to discover how to open your Companion Screen to find out more about the programme you're watching as well as easy ways to control and share your programme(s).

 
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