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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/
What's New
Version 1.0:
  • Minor bug fixes.
  • Removed expiration date.
Requirements
  • Intel
  • OS X 10.6 or later
  • Schedules Direct Account, available here



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Chrischram commented on 16 Nov 2013
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.
[Version 1.0]


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Jimw commented on 15 Sep 2011
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
[Version 0.81]

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Umaromc replied on 15 Sep 2011
http://titantv.com/
^Boom! Free and better looking!
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Jimw replied on 02 Nov 2011
Because you list it as free and you don't see the $25 fee unless you click on the "more" button. Your product seems to be nothing more than a GUI to a subscription service. If you had integrity you would list it as a $25 monthly charge instead of Free or have the fee indicated in the first couple of lines of the description. People deserve integrity and that dictates the need to be up front about the fee instead of require them to click on the "more" link to find out.

That is why I keep bringing it up - because you are not up front about it, and so potential users will know from the beginning that this product is fee based and not free - so they can make an informed decision without downloading the product or clicking on a link!
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Chrischram commented on 05 Jun 2010
This version crashes immediately upon launch. I have notified the developer.

Can't revert to the earlier version because it has expired.
[Version 0.73]


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Scifi tipped on 27 Oct 2009
Hi,

“Fixed Da[y]light Saving Time display problems.”

YIPPEEEEE !!!! :) :) :)

Some of us have been complaining directly to the project author(s) about this problem for *years* !!!!

Let's hope it is _really_ fixed, soon enough for the “fall back” coming this weekend. ;)
[Version 0.72]


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Scifi commented on 13 May 2008
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.
[Version 0.60]

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David Grant replied on 24 Jun 2008
I agree. I've had to stick with an older version because I haven't upgraded to Leopard.

Not a happy camper.
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chas_m replied on 22 Sep 2008
Don't assume the developer has malicious intent in excluding older OSes.

Sometimes, the tools used to compile the code force older versions to be excluded, sometimes the features leveraged from the OS (like Core Animation) *require* that you make something Leopard-only (as the feature doesn't exist in Tiger!).

By all means, petition the developer for support of recent OS versions -- just don't always assume its an oversight, or in their power to fix.
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David Grant replied on 23 Sep 2008
I wasn't suggesting malice on the part of the developer, only that he may not have fully realized how many of his users have not upgraded to 10.5. I would like to be able to take advantage of the new features w/o having to upgrade to 10.5. I'm not a developer myself, so my comments are thus necessarily somewhat uninformed, but I don't see what Leopard-specific features an essentially text-based program like MacProgramGuide _must_ use.
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Aikousha commented on 18 Mar 2008
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.
[Version 0.57]


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cmacSW (developer) commented on 13 Sep 2007
On September 13, the cost from the schedules direct service was lowered from $15 for 3 months to $15 for 6 months.
[Version 0.56]


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chrischram reviewed on 12 Sep 2007
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.
[Version 0.56]


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jim_t_3 reviewed on 06 Sep 2007
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.
[Version 0.55]


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KG5NA commented on 27 Aug 2007
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.
[Version 0.55]

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Ronin_1 replied on 12 Jan 2008
TVGuide.com is also free. I have used TitanTV, Zap2it and TVGuide and do not see the need for this paid service.
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Lance2355 had trouble on 01 Jun 2010
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.
[Version 0.72]


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Douglas_2 had trouble on 30 Sep 2009
New version crashes on launch for me. Deleted all files from 0.63 and it still crashes at launch.
[Version 0.70]

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Cmacsw (developer) replied on 01 Oct 2009
Douglas:

Crashing has been reported on some systems, I will has an update available shortly, You can contact me via the website for a short term fix.
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Tuishimi had trouble on 01 Apr 2007
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.)
[Version 0.42]

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Tuishimi replied on 01 Apr 2007
Here is the error:

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The requested object does not exist on this server. The link you followed is either outdated, inaccurate, or the server has been instructed not to let you have it. Please inform the site administrator of the referring page.
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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/

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