Quick Reference Tips

Managing your DVR

Never miss a minute of your favorite shows and movies with Xfinity DVR service. There are several DVR options, including the X1 DVR, giving your residents the opportunity to watch in any room, watch and record 6 shows at once and store hundreds of shows at a time. For information regarding the X1 DVR, visit xfinity.com/X1 and print the User Guide.


How to record a program from TV listings

  1. Press the Guide button on your Xfinity remote.
  2. Find and highlight the program you want to record and press the Record button on your Xfinity remote. A red dot will appear next to the program title indicating that it’s scheduled to record.

How to record a program while watching TV

  1. Press the Record button on your remote. A recording notice will appear on your screen.

How to record a TV series

  1. Press the Guide button on your Xfinity remote.
  2. Highlight a program in the grid and press the Record button on your remote twice and select the Set up a series recording icon.

How to change your DVR recording options

On DVR Manager, select Scheduled Recordings or Edit Mode, depending on your device.


How to watch a DVR recording

  1. Press the My DVR button on your Xfinity remote and select My Recordings.
  2. Highlight a program and press the OK/Select button on the remote.
  3. Select the Play button to begin.

X1 subscribers: Take your recorded programs on the go

With the Xfinity Stream app and X1 DVR with cloud technology, you can download a recording from your DVR on your iOS or Android device while on your home’s network or take it on the go.

Download a recorded program

  1. Open the Xfinity Stream app while connected to any WiFi or mobile network.
  2. Swipe left to right to open the main navigation.
  3. Tap For You to see recently recorded programs or Recordings to see all the recordings.
  4. Scroll through the recordings and tap on the recording you want to download.
  5. Tap Download to start downloading the selected program.

Visit our support page for more information on managing your DVR.