TV-Browser
TV-Browser
3.0.2-beta1
3.5
0.0
TV-Browser free download for Mac

TV-Browser for Mac3.0.2-beta1

04 August 2011

Designed to look like paper-based TV guide.

What is TV-Browser for Mac

TV-Browser is a digital TV guide.

TV-Browser gets the daily TV program from the Internet and shows it clearly aranged - like a printed TV guide. An Internet connection is only necessary during the data update.

Note:You can not use TV-Browser to watch TV.

Your favorite channel is probably already supported.

We don't have any commercial background. We just like to work at this project - in our spare time.

We really don't want to earn money from the project.

TV-Browser contains no evil code like spyware, backdoors or the like. The source is open. We can't hide anything.

TV-Browser runs on every system with the Java runtime environment installed.
Get a Sun Java Runtime Environment, if your computer does not support Java yet.

The look and feel of TV-Browser can be changed with the help of skins and icons.

New features can be added to TV-Browser by installing a wide range of plugins.

A detailed list of features can be found in the user manual.

In the manual you can also find the of the project. A list of press quotes can be found there as well.

What's new in TV-Browser

Version 3.0.2-beta1:
  • TV-Browser 3.0.2 is shipped without the most plugins, you will find them in a plugin package that can be easily installed with Drag'n'Drop in the program table.
  • The TV-Browser data plugin was renamed to EPGfree data to separate it from TV-Browser itself.
  • TV-Browser 3.0.2 contains some new features like the new filter dialog and some bug fixes.
  • This is a beta version, so it probably contains bugs.
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AnnL7456
AnnL7456
Oct 29 2020
3.0.2-beta1
5.0
Oct 29 2020
5.0
Version: 3.0.2-beta1
I really tried hard to format the TV-Browser review reader-friendly, with a clean Return after each paragraph. But all the Returns were deleted by MacUpdate again and again. Maybe they are trying to save space. Then I tried to write a comment to my own review, but it kept disappearing. Don't know what's going on here…
AnnL7456
AnnL7456
Oct 29 2020
3.0.2-beta1
5.0
Oct 29 2020
5.0
Version: 3.0.2-beta1
MacUpdate says (in red letters in the upper right corner of this page): "This app is no longer supported by it's developer." This is incorrect. I just updated from v3.4.1.0 to 4.0.1, and the splash screen that came up after the installation said: "TV-Browser is developed on a regular basis." Today, Oct. 2020, the newest version is v4.2.1, and it requires Java 11. I downloaded the newest version first, of course, but the program kept telling me that Java 11 was needed for it to run. I couldn't find Java 11 anywhere for my old Mac, and it really took me some time to figure out that the latest version my old MacBook Pro running High Sierra supports is actually v8. Once I realized that, I downloaded v4.0.1 for Java 8, and everything is running fine now. This is an excellent program for European TV channels. I use it for German channels. It's interface is like a TV magazine, and you can highly customize it. You can set reminders to your favorite transmission broadcasting, and see whether an event will be repeated in the upcoming weeks. Movie comments contain the name of actors, directors, release date, etc. If I liked the movie, I copy the aforementioned data and paste it into my FileMaker Pro movie database. There are also (regularly) updated plug-ins available. Some obviously cover US TV, but I have never bothered to test them. The Start site is here: <https://www.tvbrowser.org/index.php?id=tv-browser> The download page is here: <https://sourceforge.net/projects/tvbrowser/files/> The download site for v4.0.1 is <https://sourceforge.net/projects/tvbrowser/files/TV-Browser%20Releases%20%28Java%208%20and%20higher%29/4.0.1/> And yes, the program is free!
Guest
Guest
Oct 9 2011
3.0.2-beta1
0.0
Oct 9 2011
0.0
Version: 3.0.2-beta1
A new version is out v3.1RC1 (Beta) - in german and english available http://hilfe.tvbrowser.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=14930 what's new TV-Browser 3.1RC1 fixes bug of the beta version and contains some improvements to support better personalization with themes. For easy handling of the Personas the Plugin PersonaHandler is available for installation through TV-Browser. TV-Browser 3.1RC1 is a release candidate and probably contains bugs. A Java JRE since version 6 is needed.
Opsono
Opsono
Aug 4 2011
3.0.2-beta1
0.5
Aug 4 2011
0.5
Version: 3.0.2-beta1
Beta will not run in Lion. Useless for US TV, by the way. If you're on this side of the Atlantic, don't bother with this. TitanTV.com if you're still watching TV at all.
Laos
Laos
Apr 18 2011
3.0
5.0
Apr 18 2011
5.0
Version: 3.0
Excellent tool for planning TV viewing.
Whisperquiet
Whisperquiet
Apr 16 2011
3.0
4.5
Apr 16 2011
4.5
Version: 3.0
This is great - it displays all my chosen channels on my desktop. It's like a printed TV guide on my Mac. A good job by the developers. It does not have an Apple UI so it is a bit of a change to use but its easy ... Check their list to see if it will work in your country. The biggest plus - its free; so thanks.
James
James
Apr 16 2011
3.0
0.0
Apr 16 2011
0.0
Version: 3.0
The US Broadcast Channels are still not supported. Neither is Canada. It would be real nice if the developer would list the major countries that are sternly supported in the description so a user would not have to download and install the program to find out.
Guest
Guest
Feb 8 2011
3.0-RC1
0.0
Feb 8 2011
0.0
Version: 3.0-RC1
TV-Browser Releases (Java 6 and higher) http://sourceforge.net/projects/tvbrowser/files/TV-Browser%20Releases%20%28Java%206%20and%20higher%29/3.0-RC2/tvbrowser_3.0-RC2_mac.dmg/download TV-Browser Releases (older Java 5) http://sourceforge.net/projects/tvbrowser/files/TV-Browser%20Releases%20%28older%20Java%205%29/2.7.6/tvbrowser-2.7.6.dmg/download
Morbium
Morbium
Aug 29 2010
3.0-RC1
0.0
Aug 29 2010
0.0
Version: 3.0-RC1
This does'nt run on Mac OSX 10.4.11 It says that it neds a later version of Java installed even though I have all the Java updates for Tiger installed. Ergo it's 10.5 or later to run this version.
Chrischram
Chrischram
Jun 6 2010
3.0-beta2
3.0
Jun 6 2010
3.0
Version: 3.0-beta2
The latest version of MacProgramGuide crashes on my 2006 iMac. I have alerted the developer. In the interim I guess I'm stuck with TV-Browser. I hope it's not for very long Where MacProgramGuide offers a clean, uncluttered interface, TV-Browser throws everything at you at once. Where MacProgramGuide makes it easy to enter your SchedulesDirect account information, TV-Browser first downloads about every known European channel, and then you have yo search the cluttered preferences settings to find SchedulesDirect. Then you have to figure out how to actually view that data. TV-Browser offers a little more control over filter settings, but some of my old MacProgramGuide filters are impossible to recreate. If you live in the US, wait until a newer version of MacProgramGuide is released. Or maybe the current version will work for you. I'm just out of luck for now.
Cski
Cski
Mar 8 2010
3.0-beta2
0.0
Mar 8 2010
0.0
Version: 3.0-beta2
Doesn't even show Canada on the countries list!
Mkesx
Mkesx
Dec 30 2009
2.7.5
0.0
Dec 30 2009
0.0
Version: 2.7.5
To the little Einsteins MIKEC3K and AESCHYLUS - and others, I'm sure - not only is this program Open Source, but it's written in Java, so it runs on absolutely everything (including Mac, Windows, Linux and more). It's a really great concept. If you want US channels, make sure to contribute. Details are on their website. It's not that hard, MIKEC3K, being a developer and all... although after hitting your site, I'm using that term loosely. A LOLCATS app, MIKEC3K, really? 4chan much? Maybe on your 15th birthday someone will explain the concept of contributing to worthwile causes... btw - in Europe (you know - outside the US of A) this program has 5 stars. It works really well. Many many thanks to the developers. TV-Browser and ProjectX are my favorite Java apps - they just work, and they're platform independent. If you don't have a clue about something, be sure to vote anyways. 1 star. USA! That should do it. Gotta go, I think my sarcasm detector just exploded. Morons.
Aeschylus
Aeschylus
Dec 29 2009
2.7.5
1.0
Dec 29 2009
1.0
Version: 2.7.5
This program is not very user friendly for US users. The website does not list more than a handful of (very unpopular) TV channels as being available. A comment below indicates that US users can obtain TV data from Schedules Direct, which appears to charge $20 for the data. So this program is not really freeware in the US. Besides, there are no obvious instructions for how to even use that data if you were to pay for it. An alternative is to use Zap2It TV listings. They ask that you specify your TV source, either over the air, or a cable provider. Then they have a usable web interface, and they don't charge anything for this. This program is for the Mac, not the PC, right? So why is it so hard?? 2 thumbs down for this one
Luis-J
Luis-J
Dec 29 2009
2.7.4
5.0
Dec 29 2009
5.0
Version: 2.7.4
I've been using TV-Browser for about a month now, with data for the US channels provided by Schedules Direct, the same provider for programs like MacProgramGuide and MyTelly (both of which I've used). Although each program has its strengths, TV-Browser is by far the most configurable, customizable and feature-rich of all three. The list of US channels for my provider, numbers more than 800 channels, which you can configure to the ones you really watch :-) Its development is active and the developers answer questions, solve problems and constantly add requests from users (they've added two of mine already). I find myself discovering new features each day and it has become my favorite tv guide application. Best of all, its open source!
James
James
Dec 29 2009
2.7.4
0.0
Dec 29 2009
0.0
Version: 2.7.4
Checked out the site for this software. The have a map of the coverage areas. The US is green which indicates that the most important channels are included. Here is the complete channel list provided by this software for the US so far: AFN family TV-Browser Team AFN movie TV-Browser Team AFN news TV-Browser Team AFN prime atlantic TV-Browser Team AFN prime freedom TV-Browser Team AFN prime pacific TV-Browser Team AFN spectrum TV-Browser Team AFN sports TV-Browser Team AFN xtra TV-Browser Team Pentagon Channel TV-Browser Team Go Figure
Knowhowe
Knowhowe
Dec 29 2009
2.7.4
0.0
Dec 29 2009
0.0
Version: 2.7.4
Many thanks for this! A great app that does just what we need. Easy to configure and now lists all of our UK Freeview channels and favourite radio stations. Brilliant, efficient and genuinely useful- a valued addition to the family Mac. Cheers!
Mikec3k
Mikec3k
Dec 29 2009
2.7.4
1.0
Dec 29 2009
1.0
Version: 2.7.4
Useless for anyone in the US since it doesn't list any US stations.
Macprodan
Macprodan
Jan 31 2008
2.6.3
0.0
Jan 31 2008
0.0
Version: 2.6.3
Love this program, just wish is was written in cocoa and had a more mac feel.
davinder-khabra
davinder-khabra
May 3 2007
2.5.2
4.0
May 3 2007
4.0
Version: 2.5.2
also supports eyetv with a built in plugin
davinder-khabra
davinder-khabra
Apr 11 2007
2.5.2
4.0
Apr 11 2007
4.0
Version: 2.5.2
I wanted an offline viewer for UK tv listings. This program does that with the Radio Times plugin. It downloads about 2 weeks of schedules. I filter for films only. Any film I'd like to see I right click and export to iCal. Lovely!
Drhjarntvatt
Drhjarntvatt
Mar 25 2007
2.5.2
5.0
Mar 25 2007
5.0
Version: 2.5.2
Really nice app! Swedish support can be downloaded from www.tvbrowser.org
Bodo3
Bodo3
Aug 31 2005
2.0
0.0
Aug 31 2005
0.0
Version: 2.0
Yes, there is a way to help. If you are able to write Java, you can add a DataSource-Plugin that imports other Sources eg.: http://xmltv.radiotimes.com/xmltv/channels.dat and http://xmltv.radiotimes.com/xmltv/92.dat Or you can use our Converters to convert XMLTV and Excel to our Format and put it on a Server http://tvbrowser.org/providetvlistings.php (Sorry, German only at the moment) There is a simple Way in the TV-Browser to add this Data. For some Examples for this see here: http://wiki.tvbrowser.org/index.php/Senderliste If someone wants to help translate the Tutorial/Website, feel free to contact me at bodo@tvbrowser.org And please offer only *legal* sources. We don't want to get into trouble.
Guest
Guest
Aug 31 2005
2.0
4.3
Aug 31 2005
4.3
Version: 2.0
The Brits may want to consider the following customisable web based listing... http://www.bleb.org/tv/ Possibly not as visualy interesting.
Guest
Guest
Aug 31 2005
2.0
4.3
Aug 31 2005
4.3
Version: 2.0
Click on "Information", select international on their website. "The document How to provide TV listings for TV-Browser contains information on how to provide TV listings for the TV-Browser project using our software tools for automatically preparing tv data."
Guest
Guest
Aug 31 2005
2.0
4.3
Aug 31 2005
4.3
Version: 2.0
Is there anyway we can help to add support for our countries?
Guest
Guest
Aug 31 2005
2.0
4.3
Aug 31 2005
4.3
Version: 2.0
great Software make it Cocoa and it will be the best thing on my mac
Guest
Guest
Aug 31 2005
2.0
4.3
Aug 31 2005
4.3
Version: 2.0
Please consider doing for the UK, the idea is good and just what I wanted
Free
3.5
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
  • Java 1.5 or later
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