What functions does the Mic button perform?

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  1. Craigm

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    Just upgraded and am at a loss for what functions the Mic button can perform. I tried channel up and channel down (No it does not do that.) Tv off (No.) Volume up or down (No.) Oh boy, it does respond to help.
    Am I missing something?
     
  2. PSU_Sudzi

    PSU_Sudzi Well-Known Member

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    Is that the same button as the voice control? If so it’s for voice commands to your TiVo.
     
  3. Craigm

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    Yes, but what voice commands work?
    Does anyone have a list of voice commands?
     
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  5. Craigm

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    Ok great! Thank you for pointing that out.

    Not as much as I would expect but hopefully will expand in the future.
     
  6. Tony_T

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    Since you need to pick up the remote and press a button, not useful if it did channel up/down or volume up/dn (why press Mic and say channel up, just press channel up).
    However, if you have Google Home or Alexa, then IFTTT might be useful. See: IFTTT Apps for Tivo
     
  7. Mikeguy

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    Or Cortana (Windows 10).
     
  8. Craigm

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    Well if you have a problem seeing, it makes it much easier finding the nice round mike button and just saying what you want to do.
    I think that's why Alexa is so successful and useful to me.
     
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    tony, thank you! will try ifttt
     
  10. Tony_T

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    Here's the link to the IFTTT Tivo Apps and Services: IFTTT
     
  11. lisabranam

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    To my mind, it does not perform too many functions. However, since I do not rely on this button a lot don’t know what other people may have experimented. But it surely helps with the volume adjustment.
     
  12. krkaufman

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    I doubt it, since the Mic communication is via Bluetooth to the DVR and so separate from the remote's built-in IR function for controlling volume for whatever TV has been programmed into the remote. If TiVo supported HDMI-CEC, then it'd have a chance.

    p.s. "Pause" is probably the closest the VOX Remote can come to controlling TV volume via voice commands.
     
  13. Craigm

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    Surely, you would think the volume would be significate, but it does NOT control the volume on mine.
     
  14. Craigm

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    Would be happy to point the remote at the tv when holding the mic button to turn the volume up or down.
     

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