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Ignite Voice Remote Tips & Tricks!

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Ignite Voice Remote Tips & Tricks!


Looking for information on how to use your Ignite Voice Remote but not sure where to begin? There are lots of cool ways to search and sift through your favourite programs which will make your experience using the Ignite Voice Remote fun and easy! See below for some helpful tips & tricks!

First Things First! Is your Ignite Voice Remote properly paired with your TV? If the answer is “No”, please CLICK HERE to view the step-by-step instructions and/or to watch a video tutorial on how it’s done. If the answer is “Yes”, please skip ahead to the fun stuff!


Filtering the Guide

Looking for something specific to watch but don’t know where to start? Here is how you can filter the guide to customize the channels you’ll see:



  1. Press the Guide button on your Voice Remote twice to open the Select Your Guide View screen.
  2. Use the arrow buttons on your Voice Remote to select your guide view from the following options:


All Channels

Displays all channels.

Free to Me

Displays all channels included in your subscription.

HD Channels

Displays all HD channels.


Displays all channels you’ve added to your Favourites.


Displays popular programs.


Displays movies only.


Displays sports channels only.


Displays kids’ programs only.

3. Press the OK button to confirm the filter.


Viewing Trending Programs

Explore today’s most talked-about titles! Here’s how:


With a voice command:

  1. Press and hold the Mic button on your Voice Remote.
  2. Use a voice command like “Trending” or “Trending movies.” Programs that are currently trending on Ignite TV will display.

Without a voice command:

  1. Press the Guide button on your Voice Remote to open the Select Your View screen.
  2. Select the Trending icon. Programs that are currently trending on Ignite TV will display.


How to get recommendations on Ignite TV

“What should I watch?” is the classic movie night question. Ignite TV can answer with personalized recommendations based on the shows and movies you love!



Via the Saved menu:

  1. On your Voice Remote, press the Rogers button to return to the main screen.
  2. Select Saved.
  3. Select For You. Here you’ll find a list of recommended shows and movies curated for you by Ignite TV, as well as all your recently watched, purchased or recorded programs and recently used apps.

Using Voice Commands:

  1. Press and hold the Mic button on your Voice Remote. 
  2. Say a voice command into the Voice Remote. 
  3. Release the Mic button. Ignite TV will display results based on your voice command.

Examples of voice commands

Change the channel

  • “Sportsnet.”
  • “Watch Channel 810.”
  • “Find the Discovery Channel.”

Search for movies and TV shows

  • “Find Pitch Perfect.” 
  • “Hockey Night in Canada.”
  • “Play Season One of Friends.” 

Find an actor, director, music artist or personality

  • “Tom Cruise.”
  • “Search for Taylor Swift.”
  • “Movies directed by Tim Burton.”

Explore sports by team, event, school and more

  • “Golf.”
  • “Turn on the Leafs game.”
  • “What sports games are on now?”

Get recommendations and find out what’s popular

  • “What should I watch?”
  • “Show me more like Moana.”
  • “Trending action movies.” 

Browse your On Demand options

  • “HBO On Demand.” 
  • “Free movies for kids.”
  • “Shows that are free for me.” 

Find titles with accessibility features

  • “Turn on Closed Captioning.”
  • “Show me movies with Video Description.”

Control your PVR functionality

  • “Go back to the beginning.”
  • “Skip ahead one minute.”

Open an app

  • “Stocks.”
  • “Open the Traffic app.”
  • “What’s my horoscope?”

Record a program

  • “Start recording this episode.”
  • “Record this entire series.” 


Good to know: You can also find TV shows and movies by speaking a quote from the program into your Voice Remote. It will either show you titles related to the quote or start playing the program at the time of the quote. 


How to search by movie quote on Ignite TV 

Can’t remember the name of the show or movie you want to watch, but you know a famous quote from it? Use this trick with your Voice Remote to find shows or movies based on their well-known quotes!



  1. On your Voice Remote, press and hold the Mic button.
  2. Say the quote you’re thinking of.
    • Example: “Show me the money” or “Do you want to build a snowman?”
  3. Watch as Ignite TV pulls related shows and movies from across its integrated platforms, including Netflix, on demand options and live TV.


What Song is Playing on Ignite TV?  

Want to find out what song is playing in a commercial, during a movie’s credits or on a show? Use this fun trick with Ignite TV’s Voice Remote!



  1. On your Voice Remote, press and hold the Mic button.
  2. Say, “What song is playing?” or “What song is this?”
  3. The song title and artist will display at the bottom of the screen.


Want More???  Check out our Tips and Tricks App on Ignite TV!

Discover new Ignite TV features and watch tutorials with the Tips and Tricks App. Here’s how to use it.


  1. Open Tips and Tricks from the Apps menu or via a voice command.
  2. Browse the list of available content, which should include information and tutorials about new features.
  3. Select the item you want to learn more about.

Have you checked out our new self-serve hub at www.rogers.com/support? Find all the information needed to manage your account and services online, 24/7, including troubleshooting tips, answers to most frequently asked questions, video tutorials and more.


Also, don’t forget! You can press and hold the Mic button on your Ignite Voice Remote and say, “HELP” to see a full listing of helpful videos covering all of your Ignite TV needs!