Saturday, March 26, 2022

Use on-screen program guides - Google Fiber Help [gg-fiber-en]

Use on-screen program guides

This article applies to customers who have the new version of Fiber TV. If you have the older version of our user interface, please view this article on how to use the on-screen guide.

You can quickly and easily browse channels to find shows to watch, record, or learn more about, using the Fiber TV on-screen program guides. Use the guides to see what shows are playing now and up to 2 weeks ahead. Or view past listings to find shows to record when they air again or to watch on demand now.

Types of program guides

  • All Channels: Program listings for all channels available with your Fiber TV subscription.

  • Sports: Program listings for popular sports channels.

  • Kids: Program listings for channels that air children's programming.

  • Most Watched: Program listings for the channels you watch the most frequently. Fiber TV automatically creates this guide based on your watch history.

  • Custom guides: Program listings for channels you added to your custom guides. Learn how to create custom program guides.

You can also use the on-screen guide in the Fiber mobile app for Android and iOS.

View program guides

To view an on-screen guide

  1. Press  on the remote control. 

    Or, press on the remote, select Guide from the menu, and press ok.

    Google Fiber TV user interface guide

    The last guide you previously viewed appears. Information about the current show, such as the episode, original air date, and a brief description, appears on the left. A blue line under the time bar and blue shading show your place in programming that's airing now.

    • If you see grayed-out channels: They're not part of your Fiber TV subscription, so can't select them.
    • If you've blocked individual channels with parental controls: Those channels don't appear on the guide.
    • If you prefer a larger font for the guide: You can change the font size.
  2. Using the remote, browse the on-screen guide to find the show you want to watch.

  3. Select a show and press ok. If the show is airing now, the show plays; if not, you'll see its More Info page.

To switch to another guide

  1. To see available guides, including any custom program guides you created, press  again.

    A list of all available guides appears at the top of the on-screen guide:

    Google Fiber TV user interface switch guides

  2. Use the right/left arrow keys on your remote to select a guide. Then press ok.

Learn more about program guides

Browsing an on-screen guide

Use your remote to browse the guide.

Move around the guide:

Press the up/down/right/left arrow buttons to move the highlight.

Scroll the guide vertically

Press the channel up and channel down buttons . Scrolls one page at a time.

Scroll the guide horizontally

Press   and  . Scrolls one page at a time.

Jump 12 hours forward or backward

Press or  

Jump to a specific channel

Enter a channel number and press ok.

Jump a number of days

Enter a number and then press or  . For example, enter 3 and then press to jump 3 days ahead.

Return to the current time

Press to return to the current time.

See details about the highlighted show


Exit the guide


Record the highlighted show


Colors used in on-screen guides

Program listings in the guide are color coded, as follows:

Gray: TV shows, such a series
Blue: Movies
Green: Sports events, such as a baseball game


Don't want the colors? You can customize the guide to remove the color coding.
Icons used on on-screen guides
Single recording that's scheduled or in progress
Series, teamperson, or keyword recording that's scheduled or in progress
The show is airing for the first time.
Available to play now (recorded already, available on demand, or available on VUDU)
The show has been watched. (Watched shows are deleted before unwatched shows, when space is needed for new recordings.)
Skipped recording. Most likely the show is a duplicate airing that Fiber TV has already recorded. Or, it can mean that a recording was skipped because of a recording conflict.
There is a recording conflict. Most likely, all eight TV tuners are in use for recording other shows and watching TV.

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