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MacProgramGuide
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MacProgramGuide1.0

02 October 2012

Download television listings for the US and Canada.

Overview

MacProgramGuide is a client to download television listings for the US and Canada. Looking for a program guide for your Mac Based Home Theater, well look no further. MacProgramGuide harnesses the power of Web Services and the Internet to provide program schedules, episode, cast and crew information.

MacProgramGuide provides search capabilities to allow you to find out when your favorite shows or movies are on. Best of all, MacProgramGuide is free, however MacProgramGuide requires a Schedules Direct Account available here:

http://www.schedulesdirect.org/

The cost of the service is $25 per year. A 7 day free trial is available. Detailed instructions are included with the software download. When signing up for the Schedules Direct Service please remember to check MacProgramGuide"

NOTE: It may take up to 1 hour for a new account to become active.

What's new in MacProgramGuide

Version 1.0:
  • Minor bug fixes.
  • Removed expiration date.

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19 Reviews of MacProgramGuide

Aikousha
18 March 2008
Version: 0.57

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I don't understand paying for a service like this, when it is not only available free from tvguide.com, but public TV stations all across the country provide a free version that is actually broadcast over the air, as well. I can't see network and local TV stations *not* wanting their information in the viewers' hands. If someone could create a widget or unobtrusive program that would cull one of these *free* sources to populate a database and provide useful searching, it would be wonderful... and I'm assuming the public service will never suddenly become a fee based system.
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Chrischram
16 November 2013
Version: 1.0
The current version of this app runs under Mavericks, but is less stable than it was under previous versions of OS X. It's overdue for an update.
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Jimw
16 September 2011
Version: 0.81
This was pointed out earlier but I would like to update the fact that while the app is free, its use is not. In order to use the app you are required to subscribe to a service that currently costs $25/yr
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Chrischram
05 June 2010
Version: 0.73
This version crashes immediately upon launch. I have notified the developer. Can't revert to the earlier version because it has expired.
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lance2355-1
02 June 2010
Version: 0.72
Erm, is anyone else getting a "Version Expired" message when starting MacProgramGuide? I mean there is no new version out or anything, I followed the link that came with the popup.
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Douglas-2
30 September 2009
Version: 0.70
New version crashes on launch for me. Deleted all files from 0.63 and it still crashes at launch.
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Scifi
13 May 2008
Version: 0.60
There is no reason I can fathom for not supporting earlier OSX systems as in previous releases of your app. There are many reasons why some of us cannot "upgrade" to Leopard yet if at all. Stop relegating your products like this. Thank you.
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Aikousha
18 March 2008
Version: 0.57
I don't understand paying for a service like this, when it is not only available free from tvguide.com, but public TV stations all across the country provide a free version that is actually broadcast over the air, as well. I can't see network and local TV stations *not* wanting their information in the viewers' hands. If someone could create a widget or unobtrusive program that would cull one of these *free* sources to populate a database and provide useful searching, it would be wonderful... and I'm assuming the public service will never suddenly become a fee based system.
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Cmacsw
14 September 2007
Version: 0.56
On September 13, the cost from the schedules direct service was lowered from $15 for 3 months to $15 for 6 months.
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Chrischram
12 September 2007
Version: 0.56
I have used MacProgramGuide since the start, and I find it to be infinitely more useful than the online sites. That said, nobody likes to pay for something that was previously free. I signed up for the first quarter of service from schedulesdirect with the hope that the price would drop if they got enough subscriptions. (I believe schedulesdirect is shooting for a price of $20/year if this thing catches on. That's not too bad.) If the second quarter price remains at $15, I'm afraid I'll have to look elsewhere for my TV listings. Right now I find both Zap2it and TitanTV to be useless.
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Jim-t-3
07 September 2007
Version: 0.55
Props to this guy. I've been using this program for months. I can't stand going to the online TV listing sites since most of them are overly fancy by this point. Back when it was just HTML it was okay. Now? They suck. Plus I frequently need to reset my location since that gets trashed for some reason. I also don't use Dashboard and never found a good widget anyway. yes, yes, there are widgets. None I liked. This program I like. It launches fast, it displays what I want to see, it's stable, and it works well. It's no frills, but it's TV listings. I want no frills. And the fact that he stepped up and rewrote the thing to use a different service after zap2it discontinued their free service was top notch. I'm sure many other people would've just killed the app in some sort of silly protest about information being free. But this is the real world, and I still need my TV. $15 every three months ain't great (but, again it's paying to the service, not the programmer), but it also isn't the end of the world. I'm sure if a viable free service shows up again that he'd consider rewriting to support that one instead. This guy deserves support for keeping things going after zap2it split. It's a good app, to boot.
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Kg5na
27 August 2007
Version: 0.55
Find a free update source. $15/3months ($60/year) is a sick joke. Zap2it and TitanTV are both still free. The link to Zap2It charging in September is bad. Are you sure you couldn't use a free service instead of one that cost almost as much as .MAC service? What good is a free program if the service is so expensive? What good is a program if a simple stored url gets the same information with Safari? I just don't get it.
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Jimw
26 August 2007
Version: 0.55
What is not clear in the MU description is that the use of this product, according to the program itself, is no longer free. While the program is still free, you have to have a paid subscription to the download service to use it. I have no idea what the fee is as after reading it , I quit the program and deleted it from my machine. Thank you but the free services that Yahoo and Excite offer for TV listings are good enough for me, especially since I use an antenna and do not have HDTV. For those that do, and have cable or dish, they get on-screen listings as well. TIVO users get listings via the device. Given that TV these days has turned into a series of commercials, occasionally interspersed with some real programming (with paid product placement), I have little interest in paying for the privilege of scheduling of advertising. Yes, PBS is included in this. What do you think pledge breaks, auctions, and presentations that sell books and training material at the end are - advertising and infomercials.
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Diskrod
21 June 2007
Version: 0.52
Go to the following link for an explanation. http://labs.zap2it.com/ztvws/ztvws_login/1,1059,TMS01-1,00.html
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Tuishimi
01 April 2007
Version: 0.42
Doesn't work. The application does, but when I create an account on labs.zap2it.com, the account creation in general succeeds, but when it tries to redirect to the setup page it fails. I cannot go back and log in either (same thing happens, login seems to work but tries to redirect to a configuration page and fails.)
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Vitalis
31 March 2007
Version: 0.42
Now I just need something like this for the dutch television guide.
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Douglas-2
08 October 2006
Version: 0.41
A great application and extremely useful. Can't wait until I can print out the schedule. Keep up the good work.
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Rabar
07 January 2006
Version: 0.1b
A very useful program and, for some reason, responds even more quickly than the Zap2It.com website, even though I believe this application gets its listings from that source. One irritant, though - neither the day of the week nor the date is shown in the grid. Neither are the times given in a.m. or p.m. If you're looking for a listing a day or two ahead, it's quite easy to get 'lost'. Otherwise, a very good program and, of course, the price is right.
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Indices
13 December 2005
Version: 0.1b
thank you... this works very nicely for a beta. quick and accurate; nice layout.
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4.5
Craizin
12 December 2005
Version: 0.1b
thanks for this program. I've been looking for something like this since Watson stopped working. It's early in development, so some features aren't implemented, but looking forward to future releases.
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