Just linked an Echo DOT to a TiVo and had wanted to not have the Echo Dot mics 'listen' all the time. Unfortunately, ECHO DOT's remote control is done via voice and bluetooth with a proprietary ECHO DOT remote. Discovered a work around is to put the ECHO DOT mics on mute manually via its push button and then use the ECHO DOT remote 'press to talk' function to give the much needed privacy control. In other words even when on manual mic mute the ECHO DOT will respond to near field bluetooth voice via its own remote. Better privacy in general than none. Would be nice if TiVo and Amazon worked together to allow a Tivo Remote to mute and unmute the mics on an a linked Echo DOT without having t buy and to have handy yet another remote.