Best Alternative to TVShows for Windows

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Harrison Rose

02 Sep, 2013 04:08 AM

I absolutely love using TVShows on my mac. However, I have a server that I want to download my latest shows. It's Windows. Short of a Windows version being written, I have found at least a way to take advantage of TVShows EXCELLENT RSS feeds, which I have found unmatched elsewhere. If you edit each shows settings, you can view the show's customized RSS feed. Copy it and paste it into your favorite RSS-capable torrent program (uTorrent), add a couple filters for episodes, quality, etc., and you've got the best thing short of a native Windows app.

Thank you for making your feeds available to all!

  1. 1 Posted by Harrison Rose on 02 Sep, 2013 05:28 AM

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    For anybody interested, I created Yahoo Pipes to better filter the RSS feeds made by TVShowsapp. Should be useful for anyone wanting to use TVShowsapp's best part (IMO), its great RSS feeds, on a Windows or Linux machine.

    There are two versions: one that requires you to enter the TVShows url feed directly, and one that attempts to guess the URL based on the user entering only the show name. Obviously, the one where you enter the feed directly is more consistent. You can find the URL to the feed in the app (click the show once you've added it, click edit, double click URL, copy).

    The pipe allows you to filter season, episode, quality, and # of latest episodes. Seems to work pretty consistently.

    Have a go:
    Enter URL from TVShows app:
    Enter Show Name:

    I will be using it to download the latest Breaking Bad episode in 720p with uTorrent on my Windows-based server.

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Cristina Gómez on 09 Sep, 2013 11:58 AM

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    Hi Harrison,

    Please follow up in this post.

  3. Cristina Gómez closed this discussion on 09 Sep, 2013 11:58 AM.

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