How to Find the Media Access Key for My TiVo

How to Find the Media Access Key for My TiVo. The Media Access Key is a specific 10-digit number assigned to every TiVo account holder to ensure safe transfers and replay to his or her PC. The Media Access key is an important component for the installation of the TiVoToGo software. Once you are sure you have the right version of the software, follow these steps to find your Media Access Key.

Do You Have the Right Software?

Step

Go to the "TiVo Central" menu, which is the top level menu in your TiVo software.

Step

Select the "Messages and Set Up" button.

Step

Click on "System Information" or "Account and System Information".

Step

Click on "System Information" and note the version of your software.

Step

Check if the version starts with 7.1-X. If so, the software will have the TiVoToGo feature. If not, sign up for a priority form to get the appropriate version of your TiVo software (see link below).

Find Your Media Access Key

Step

Go to the "TiVo Central" menu on your TiVo software.

Step

Select the "Messages and Set Up" button.

Step

Click on "Account and System Information." You will find your Media Access Key there.