In lieu of a working app

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17 Sep, 2015 12:47 AM

Somebody mentioned Otomatic in another thread, so I gave it a try and was very impressed! Seems well supported too - I contacted the developer and he gave me a coupon that they've specifically been giving to people migrating from TVShows: TVSHOWS
Anyone interested, this is the app:

  1. 1 Posted by vulcan1 on 22 Sep, 2015 01:26 PM

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    thanks man I downloaded it and seems much better then tvshows

  2. 2 Posted by 111 on 22 Sep, 2015 10:58 PM

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    FYI, TVShows is working least for my setup (I only use it for custom subscriptions).

  3. 3 Posted by andrea on 25 Sep, 2015 08:04 AM

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    I use tvshow with custom subscriptions only too but i can't make it to work with rss feeds, the only thing i get from tvshows app when i try to download something from kat is a spinning ball and an error message, am i doing somthing wrong? and if i may, which rss feed server do you use with tvshows?

  4. 4 Posted by 111 on 25 Sep, 2015 12:00 PM

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    I'm getting the same thing now...again. It worked for about a day, then went back to having problems. I really don't think it is TVShows, but how is processing their rss feeds.

  5. 5 Posted by andrea on 25 Sep, 2015 12:49 PM

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    yeah it's KAT... luckily showrss' feed works, but with it no custom feeds at all, I've been looking for an alternative but i didn't find anything good enough to replace KAT. let's hope KAT fix this problem, I've read it's effecting a lot of apps.

  6. 6 Posted by 111 on 25 Sep, 2015 05:36 PM

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    I have set up Vuze to use with KAT and it does work. Not as clean or intuitive as TVShows, but does work with KAT (and TPB)

  7. 7 Posted by andrea on 25 Sep, 2015 05:47 PM

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    Good to know but i can't stand vuze's GUI...

  8. 8 Posted by 111 on 25 Sep, 2015 05:50 PM

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    Me too. But it's the only solution I have found that works with the same functionality using KAT as the feed. I tried Otomatic, and simply put, it does the same as showRSS using Catch. But for custom subscriptions (using KAT), Vuze is the only option I've found that doesn't require "babysitting" or manually downloading.

  9. 9 Posted by Temisan on 01 Feb, 2016 06:02 AM

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    The best solution I've found is , it's basically a free online version of tvshows that pairs with an unobtrusive showsrss app on your computer and works like a charm to download each and every episode of your favorite shows.

  10. 10 Posted by laboosh1 on 16 Feb, 2016 03:27 AM

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    I don't really understand much of what you guys are saying.
    We used Vuze for some time. Then tvshows. It stopped working and couldn't find new shows.
    I tried otomatic. Found them very unhelpful. I guess I asked too many questions.
    Has anyone had any contact from anyone at tvshows?
    Thanks for being out there and your input so far.

  11. 11 Posted by Temisan Soremi on 16 Feb, 2016 03:32 AM

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    Tvshows developer team have abandoned the project so it has stopped working, if you want an easy alternative try Create a free account, select your shows then download a free app that will download torrents of your shows as soon as they come out - using whatever torrent program you have .

  12. 12 Posted by Tony Stark on 14 May, 2016 05:38 PM

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    Use Catch app with ShowRSS

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