Search for content

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 search for content.

Use Google Fiber TV Search to quickly find a TV show, movie, sporting event, personality, network, and more. Search looks for content in program listings on the on-screen guide and other locations.

There are two ways to search for content: 

  • Search screen: Use either the on-screen keyboard or the remote keypad. The Search screen saves a list of your previous searches.

  • Smart search: Available while watching video and from the on-screen guide. Use the remote keypad to search. You can turn this feature on or off in the Remote Settings.

Get faster results with the remote: To enter search text using the remote, press the alphanumeric buttons for the letters or numbers you want to search for. Search predicts what you're looking for, and can often find the content you want after you enter just a few characters.
To search using the Search screen
  1. Press Search icon on the remote control. Or, press on the remote, select Search from the menu, and press ok.

    The Search screen appears, showing the on-screen keyboard.

    Perform a search on Google Fiber TV

    Use an existing search: Previous searches appear above the on-screen keyboard. Press the arrow buttons on the remote to highlight the search, then press ok. To clear the search history, use search settings.
  2. Enter your search text using either of the following methods:

    • On-screen keyboard: Press the arrow buttons on the remote to navigate around the keyboard, and press ok to select each character. (Search is not case sensitive, so you don't need to enter capital letters.) 

    • Remote keypad: Press the alphanumeric buttons for the letters or numbers you want to search for. For example, to find content that includes the word "garden," enter 42733. To enter a space, press 0

    To delete characters, select x on the on-screen keyboard or press google fiber remote delete button on the remote. To delete all characters to start over, select clear on the on-screen keyboard.

  3. When you see the search text you want above the on-screen keyboard, press the arrow buttons on the remote to highlight it, and then press ok to see your search results.

To search using smart search
  1. While watching video or viewing the on-screen guide, press the alphanumeric buttons on the remote for the letters or numbers you want to search for. For example, to find content that includes the word "garden," enter 42733. To enter a space, press 0.

    As you enter characters, Search displays its best guesses for what you want to find on the left side of the screen. You'll also see any channel numbers that match the numbers on the buttons you pressed.

    Perform a smart search on Google Fiber TV

  2. When you see the result you want, press the down/up arrow keys on the remote to highlight it and press ok.
Don't see any content results? If you see only a channel number but no shows or other content in the search results, check the remote settings to make sure the smart search feature is turned on.
Search settings

Search settings apply to both the Search screen and smart search. You can:

  • Include Netflix titles in your search results, if you've activated the service.
  • Include VUDU titles in your search results, if you've activated the service.
  • Clear your search history to remove the saved searches above the on-screen keyboard.

To change Search settings:

  1. On the Search screen, select  on the on-screen keyboard.

    Adjust search settings on Google Fiber TV

  2. To change a setting, select it and press ok.

Where Search looks for search text

Search looks for your search text in:

Search looks for matches to your search text:

  • In the titles of shows only. 

  • At the beginning of a word in the show's title. For example, if you enter "ang," the Search will find "Angel" but not "Ranger."

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