Shows not downloading as usual

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02 Oct, 2015 05:52 AM

Hello, it use to be that TV shows would download shows within a couple hours. Now it appears they often don't download, and when they do it's in a large batch about a week or so later, with many episodes missing. I can't seem to find anything on your website that addresses this issue, and I've read and worked through your post on what to do when shows aren't downloading. Additionally, I can't seem to find anything on your website that is more recent than a couple years. Is this app still being developed? Perhaps it's just not compatible with the latest version of Mac OS anymore. I'd appreciate some help and guidance on this issue, as I love the app.

Thank you,

  1. 1 Posted by Andre on 02 Oct, 2015 07:34 AM

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    morning, same issue here. No new shows downloaded!

  2. 2 Posted by Andy on 02 Oct, 2015 03:23 PM

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    Same here... any solutions?

  3. 3 Posted by Shanna on 02 Oct, 2015 04:57 PM

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    I've had the same problem for possibly months...thought it was just summer emptiness, but on hindsght, I think not. THe subscriptions show the next episode date, but doesn't download anything...jsut updates next episdoe.

    Please help!

  4. 4 Posted by Wade on 02 Oct, 2015 08:50 PM

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    Echoing Shanna here- nothing gets downloaded, and no successful pass offs to my torrent app, either. It's been at least five, maybe six months, or it seems that long. I'm just about to re-install, although canceling and re-adding shows did not work. Plus, the updates appear to be no longer happening. My guess is that this app is no longer being developed.

  5. 5 Posted by May on 03 Oct, 2015 12:01 PM

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    i'm having the same issue and i'm thinking of deleting the app

  6. 6 Posted by Andre on 03 Oct, 2015 09:34 PM

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    Moved to

  7. 7 Posted by starbox_ on 04 Oct, 2015 02:03 AM

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    Guys, i think it's obvious the app is abandoned
    no reply in 2 years lol
    i downloaded automatic if it woks gonna buy it

  8. 8 Posted by mredrup on 05 Oct, 2015 06:45 AM

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    Ottomatic is a decent app, but doesn't organise the shows into sub folder at present - the dev has sent it will in the future - I find using Catch along with ShowRSS works great and follows the sub folder structure much like TVShows2, most of the TV shows are listed and more added all the time.

  9. 9 Posted by eric on 05 Oct, 2015 07:37 AM

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    I gave up on Tvshows, obviously abandonware, and I missed a lot of episodes lately. Moved to Sonarr, which is an awesome software that does the same thing. Highly recommended.

  10. 10 Posted by Dude Rodgers on 06 Oct, 2015 12:53 AM

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    Thanks for posting the other suggestions guys. It's frustrating that it was abandoned!

  11. 11 Posted by Someone on 07 Oct, 2015 12:49 PM

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    It seems that the* feeds are not getting updated anymore. Last update was 21-Aug-2015.

    But if you use custom feeds with feed URLs from, then TVShows works as good as always. Or you just add the corresponding showrss feeds to your existing shows.
    Also no showrss account is required for this, the public feeds are just fine.

  12. 12 Posted by Alex55 on 07 Oct, 2015 01:38 PM

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    You can do it that way. But, i highly recommend regeistering and using Catch instead of using the very unstable and abandoned by developers TVShows It´s a bit easier and not so much hassle. But everyone in their own way :)

  13. 13 Posted by Andres on 09 Oct, 2015 11:33 AM

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    @alex55 can you give us the URL?

  14. 14 Posted by overhere on 14 Oct, 2015 12:44 PM

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  15. 15 Posted by Russell on 17 Oct, 2015 12:50 AM

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    Yeah, same here. Thought it was an off-season issue but the series have resumed and are even a few episodes in, TV Shows does zilch. Pity - used to love it.

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