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TVShows is a Mac OS X application that automatically downloads torrents of your favourite shows. You no longer need to manually download torrent files, or find a working RSS feed for each show you wish to subscribe to. TVShows does that for you. Simply select your subscriptions and set your preferences from within the TVShows application and we'll take care of the rest. TVShows uses a lightweight background process which automatically launches at a regular interval (chosen by you) to check for new episodes.

Features:
  • Background Process:
What's New
Version 2.1:
  • Added full support for OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
  • Added Hungarian, Western Frisian and updated translations, many thanks to our translators. If you want the app in Frisian, check out the blog.
  • Added Retina icon for the menu bar (sorry for my poor design skills).
  • Fixed crash when looking for episodes in OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
  • Fixed crash when adding shows.
  • Fixed cancelled ribbon in modern systems.
Version 2.1:
  • Added full support for OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
  • Added Hungarian, Western Frisian and updated translations, many thanks to our translators. If you want the app in Frisian, check out the blog.
  • Added Retina icon for the menu bar (sorry for my poor design skills).
  • Fixed crash when looking for episodes in OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
  • Fixed crash when more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.5 or later



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TVShows User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Unblocktheplanet reviewed on 19 Nov 2013
TVShows always gets the full high-five! (Hint: Witches of Eastwick!) I live in Thailand where I just can't get TV shows any other way. You guys are a marriage saver! (TV works better than any marriage counselor!)

This d/l link works: http://tvshowsapp.com/files/TVShows-630.zip. Installs flawlessly.
[Version 2.1]

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Fhall1 replied on 19 Nov 2013
It might install flawlessly (haven't tried it), but it's not pulling any new feeds....been broken for at least a week now - and I miss it!
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Fhall1 replied on 20 Nov 2013
As of yesterday (19 Nov) feeds are working again!
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Wade-Smith commented on 18 Nov 2013
Download link is not working.
[Version 2.1]

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Poppayanke replied on 18 Nov 2013
Same here. Link not working as of 7:30 p.m. PST. Does not work on the developer's site, either.
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Esquare replied on 19 Nov 2013
The 2.1 update has been pulled. Check the discussions on http://support.tvshowsapp.com
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Wade-Smith replied on 19 Nov 2013
It's now 2.1 (631) and it's working.
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JJfan56 reviewed on 15 Nov 2013
Works great for me. Like it very much. :D
[Version 2.1]


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JCH2 commented on 13 Nov 2013
Since this pref-p still does nothing, I will refrain from reviewing and rating it until the actual 2.1 comes available.

The prefpane approach is still annoying; there is nothing this accomplishes that cannot be accomplished (and more) with straight up application. Install, run, and over a dozen shows added, some specifically to see it in action in the follow 48 hours.

Three shows should have downloaded. None did. Checked all pipelines out of the local network and all were open. Checked connection to internet access; all was good.

Checked torrent sites for episodes known to come available, and there they were. Executed a "Check for new episodes now" and no effect. Check firewall and rules for any interference; none. Executed "Check..." again with network monitor readout launched... and TVShows wasn't even making any outbound queries at all.

All process repeated on a second machine. Results the same.

Seems like vaporware to me.
[Version 2.1]

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Cristina-Gomez replied on 16 Nov 2013
Hi JCH2,

The PrefPane approach is from the previous developer, TVShows was originally a standalone app. We plan to make it a standalone app again in the next major version, but we need to rewrite it from scratch so it will take time; in the meantime we're keeping the PrefPane updated.

Right now we're having two issues, one that prevents users from updating the app, and the more important one: our feeds are not available/updated so new shows are not downloaded. Please stick with us while we solve this.
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JCH2 replied on 16 Nov 2013
Two recommendations:

First, the version being downloaded by me and others has been repeatedly reported as 2.0, not 2.1. Either the new release did not have its internal version number changed, or the new version is not being delivered by the site. I go to the source whenever possible, not MacUpdate, since I have repeatedly run into versions problems here on multiple apps.

Second, this is not the place to release such news after the fact. These bugs should have been reported at the source. I just discovered that you have an RSS feed, as I did not root around enough. Add an "RSS" link to the top menu on your front page. Some people do follow news from specific developers, as we go the source and not to MacUpdate or elsewhere. M.U. is not the place to make your users wait to hear about stuff. Make the availability of an RSS more prominent, and use that source to keep us up-to-date on the latest issues.

Do not make your users develop excess frustration when there is an issue. Most of us will be more understanding and patient (and stick it out with you) if you provide full disclosure at the source. More so when the application is free.
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MacUpdate-Jess replied on 16 Nov 2013
JCH2, you and all the others who have commented are right: the download is version 2.0, not 2.1. The developer's site has 2.1 all over the place, and I don't know if 2.1 got pulled or if the error was just an oversight on our part. In any case, I've rolled this listing back to version 2.0 and have written to the developer, asking if there *is* a version 2.1.

Please, everyone, accept our apologies for the mistake.
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Fhall1 commented on 13 Nov 2013
Where can you find V2.1? The download here is still 2.0 from Sep 2012 even though it says you're downloading 2.1
[Version 2.1]

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JCH2 replied on 13 Nov 2013
Ditto on the download from the developer's own site... 2.0.
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altoburgo reviewed on 28 Oct 2013
Great app made by great people. It's free but the support is awesome.
[Version 2.0]


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Gregm commented on 06 Nov 2012
Preference pane, instead of app? WTH?
[Version 2.0]

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Sleek replied on 09 Jun 2013
I think it is pretty nifty idea make Preference pane so you set up your subscriptions and let TVShows find new shows for you and TVShows is always visible in your Menubar.
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JCH2 replied on 25 Oct 2013
Sleek... everything you mentioned can be done in an app... and then some. In addition, more can done with an app more easily for those who know how.
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andgelcid reviewed on 18 Oct 2012
Recently Discovered i started using via the Rss feed of my current tracker. Unfortunately the app crash everytime i add a show :/
Otherwise i showed the app to a few friends who don't use my tracker and it seems to work great with them.
[Version 2.0]


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sjk commented on 02 Sep 2012
FYI:

TVShows 2 Blog, TVShows 2.0: Finally here
http://blog.tvshowsapp.com/post/30723489566/tvshows-2-0-finally-here
[Version 2.0RC2]


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JCH2 reviewed on 30 Apr 2012
So far so good, as I've had this working now for a while, however...

Not once has it downloaded a legitimate HD episode, likely because it is depending on the catch phrase "HD[TV]" in the file name. Most us know that's worthless since well over half the release (or more) have those letters in them regardless of what they are.

Next version should definitely find some what to check the show, its runtime and select some basic minimum file size to avoid so much wasted time in get the correct resolution sought for a show. Right, 3 out of 4 times I got to Vuze or a direct search to find this as TVS2 is failing more and more.
[Version 2.0RC2]


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Maboroshi had trouble on 04 Aug 2012
On Mountain Lion it crashes every time I add a show. When I reopen the prefpane, the show I added is there, so at least its saving it.
[Version 2.0RC2]

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Víctor Pimentel (developer) replied on 02 Sep 2012
Thanks for your feedbad! The latest version released today fixes this annoying problem :)
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truthhurts had trouble on 02 May 2011
My copy of TV Shows (2.0b6r2) froze/crashed System Preferences on first use. Subsequently it appears to be working, but always says "Last Checked: Never", and hasn't downloaded any new torrents. Is there a LaunchAgent/Daemon that I should check for?
[Version 2.0b6r2]

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truthhurts replied on 02 May 2011
A reboot seems to have fixed it. Perhaps whatever periodic check process (whether via launchd or some other mechanism) wasn't loaded properly? The prefpane was installed for "All Users".
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Gcoghill had trouble on 28 Apr 2011
Anyone else seeing an issue where the downloaded torrent is named with the show name, not the actual file name and getting errors in Transmission when trying to add it?
[Version 2.0b6r2]

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Víctor Pimentel (developer) replied on 28 Apr 2011
That is a strange bug. Can you please send a bug report within the application? And also please copy the content of your log (go to the About tab, click on View Logs).
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Gcoghill replied on 28 Apr 2011
Oddly it's working OK again. I sent off the reports as requested. Thanks!
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Ian3 had trouble on 25 Apr 2011
Well it downloaded one torrent, now when i select another nothing happens?
[Version 2.0b6]


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Wade-Smith had trouble on 30 Mar 2011
This new version will load (it's a preference pane), but it locks up and System Prefs will need a force quit. Do not use this version!
[Version 2.0b5]

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Víctor Pimentel (developer) replied on 25 Apr 2011
Please try the last version, it does not have those performance issues and it is much more stable:

http://victorpimentel.com/tvshows/
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torndownunit had trouble on 22 Jan 2011
Seems to be downloading a lot of torrent files that are Zero K and come up as invalid when I try to open them lately. The last 5 torrent files it's downloaded, I can't open.
[Version 2.0b4]


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Ackingman had trouble on 16 Aug 2010
i downloaded TVShows but the torrent files won't work on Transmission. what other program can i use? if i want to uninstall this show, the background daemon still downloads the torrent files. how do i completely get rid of it???
[Version 0.48r2]

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Matthew Price (developer) replied on 25 Aug 2010
If you're using 0.4.8r2: re-download it from our website and run the included uninstaller.

If you're using the 2.0 Beta from our blog: contact us through the website, Twitter, or in-app and we'll respond with instructions. I might make an uninstaller eventually but haven't gotten around to it yet.
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Bdfu replied on 26 Aug 2010
I've been using TV Shows with Transmission every single day for years now. I don't pay for cable anymore.
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Amos_anne had trouble on 09 Jun 2010
Okay, so I'm not sure if this is the correct place to write this, but I can't seem to figure out my TVShows. When I first downloaded it, I thought it was fine and everything was working great, but the shows that I have subscribed to, are not updating and posting new episodes to them, and I know there are newer episodes out. I'm not sure if this is something I have done, or if it something with this application.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks.
[Version 0.4.8r2]

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Matthew Price (developer) replied on 08 Jul 2010
You might want to try the new TVShows 2 beta we've released. It uses a different source of torrents and seems to be a bit more reliable. :)
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Shane-Smith had trouble on 18 Apr 2010
It still doesn't work. Uninstalled reinstalled, nothing. Closing the application should trigger the subscription but doesn't.
[Version 0.4.8r2]

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Matthew Price (developer) replied on 24 Apr 2010
Reporting the issue to the developer is always useful. ;)
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Matthew Price (developer) replied on 24 Apr 2010
Forgot the link:
http://github.com/mattprice/TVShows/issues

I'll be better able to help you there than in MacUpdate comments. :
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Emet1 replied on 09 Jul 2010
I tried the link Matt left, but get a "that page doesn't exist" message.
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Shane-Smith had trouble on 09 Mar 2010
I'm not sure how everyone else is getting this to work, mine does nothing. It's running but nothing is happening???
[Version 0.4.8]

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Matthew Price (developer) replied on 04 Apr 2010
TVShows won't start downloading until it's closed. Any other issues or suggestions can be listed on the Issues page on Github (http://github.com/mattprice/TVShows/issues). I'm only human and sometimes forget to check MacUpdate. :)
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Abilstein replied on 18 Apr 2010
"TVShows won't start downloading until it's closed."

I've always wondered why this is the case. It's very unintuitive and I thought at first TVShows didn't work. I've also occasionally forgotten to close it after making changes and of course nothing downloaded during that time.

I'm sure there's a reason for it. Any details?
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Matthew Price (developer) replied on 25 Apr 2010
If there's a reason for it then I don't know it. :) TVShows 2 will be a preference pane, since it makes a whole lot more sense to me and pretty much everyone else I've talked to.

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Stevenjones69 rated on 30 Dec 2013

[Version 2.1]



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Lookky rated on 20 Nov 2013

[Version 2.1]



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Lookky rated on 22 Sep 2013

[Version 2.0]



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Lik rated on 03 Sep 2012

[Version 2.0]



Sky_guy rated on 02 Sep 2012

[Version 2.0]



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rleebond rated on 23 Mar 2012

[Version 2.0RC2]



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Jetfiredx rated on 27 Feb 2012

[Version 2.0RC2]



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Pedro-Fardilha rated on 27 Feb 2012

[Version 2.0RC2]



Sheraff rated on 18 Jan 2012

[Version 2.0RC]



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Thajeztah rated on 18 Nov 2011

[Version 2.0RC]


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Version Downloads:14,599
Type:Multimedia Design : Video
License:Free
Date:18 Nov 2013
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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TVShows is a Mac OS X application that automatically downloads torrents of your favourite shows. You no longer need to manually download torrent files, or find a working RSS feed for each show you wish to subscribe to. TVShows does that for you. Simply select your subscriptions and set your preferences from within the TVShows application and we'll take care of the rest. TVShows uses a lightweight background process which automatically launches at a regular interval (chosen by you) to check for new episodes.

Features:
  • Background Process: There's no need to run TVShows constantly. A silent and unobtrusive background process will download new episodes as soon as they are available.
  • Quality Selection: Choose your preferred quality settings (Normal or HD) and TVShows will download the closest one available. E.g., if a show is not available in HD in the next three days of emission, then the normal version is downloaded.
  • Show List: Stop hunting for individual, working torrents and RSS feeds. TVShows does all the hard work for you. Just search for the show then click Subscribe.
TVShows is developed and maintained by Víctor Pimentel with the help of countless beta testers and contributors.


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