Maintain your storage device

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 clean up your storage device.

The Google Fiber storage device can store up to 2 terabytes (TB) of data, which is enough space for hundreds of recorded shows. In addition, if the device does become full, it automatically deletes some recordings to make room for new ones. In this case, you can clean up the device to make room for new recordings.

If the storage device becomes full, you can't watch live TV or record shows. Fiber TV will display a warning message and ask you to delete recordings.

To clean up your storage device:

First, check your how much space is being used on your storage device. Then do the following, as needed:

Prevent your storage device from becoming full

Here are some ways you can keep your storage device from being full:

How your DVR automatically deletes recordings

When your storage device needs more space for new recordings, it automatically deletes recordings in the following order:

  • Shows that your DVR automatically recorded. If your TV Box is on, your DVR automatically records any shows airing on the channel your TV is tuned to. However, these recordings generally don't appear in your list of recorded shows.

  • Recordings marked Delete When Full that you've already watched (marked as watched).

  • Recordings marked Delete When Full that you haven't watched (marked as unwatched).

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