Alternatives to TED for all platforms with any license



Indie / Classic

Other Platforms

  • Sonarr icon


    Sonarr (formerly NzbDrone) is a PVR for Usenet and BitTorrent users. It can monitor multiple RSS feeds for new episodes of your favorite shows and will grab, sorts and renames them. It can also be configured to automatically upgrade...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Mono

  • Sick Beard icon

    Sick Beard

    Sick Beard is a PVR for newsgroup users (with limited torrent support). It watches for new episodes of your favorite shows and when they are posted it downloads them, sorts and renames them, and optionally generates metadata for them....

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • FlexGet

    Flexget is a small program that will collect the torrents for TV shows and download new episodes for you automatically. FlexGet is a multipurpose automation tool for content like torrents, nzbs, podcasts, comics, etc. FlexGet is...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • MyTvShowOrganizer icon


    A Complete Set of tools to Organize, Get info and Automatically Download Torrents of Tv-Series Episodes.

    Open Source Windows

  • Novaroma icon


    Novaroma is free open source software. You can search and download tv shows, movies and subtitles automatically. Also you can use Novaroma with dlna media servers (XMBC, Plex, Servio, PS3 etc.) Features - Auto Download Tv shows...

    Open Source Windows

  • TVShows icon


    TVShows is a Mac OS X application that automatically downloads your favourite shows. You dont need anymore to manually download torrent files, TVShows does it for you. Manage your subscriptions and preferences from within the TVShows...

    Open Source Mac

    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer maintained. Last version, 2.1r2 (631), released on November 18, 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website and the source code is available on Github.
  • Automatic icon


    Automatic allows you to setup subscriptions for your favorite content provided through RSS feeds. After setup, it works in the background to download the latest files with absolutely no user interaction required! Use it with...

    Commercial Mac

    • Discontinued This software was discontinued and replaced by . Last version, Automatic 2, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • DSeries icon


    DSeries is a TV Series/Shows Downloader (almost) for all operating systems. It should run on any system that has java installed :) It uses TVRage and ISOHunt behind the scenes to retrieve (hopefully) non fake episodes for your...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Otomatic icon


    Otomatic is the easiest way to get the content you care about. Whether it's from the gorgeous new listing, or from private sources, hunting around on the Internet will be a thing of the past.

    Commercial Mac

  • Catch icon


    Catch is the easiest way to use ShowRSS on OS X. It'll take care of everything. New shows will be downloaded as they are released.

    Free Mac

  • Episode Butler icon

    Episode Butler

    Episode Butler is a tool to automatically fetch new episodes of your favorite shows from usenet. It remembers which episodes you already downloaded and monitors newzbin, nzbmatrix and/or to see if a new one is available. It...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

  • TorrentGrabber icon


    TorrentGrabber - check for your new TV show episodes and get them loaded to your Torrent Application automatically.. and get notified when they arrive! [ Please only use TorrentGrabber to download TV Shows you are LEGALLY allowed...

    Freemium Windows

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  • RSS Pig icon

    RSS Pig

    An easy to use RSS tracker for downloading torrent files (to be picked up by your torrent downloader). Has a full web interface written in Ruby & Sinatra. Uses bootstrap for a clean interface. Integrates seamlessly with Sickrage.

    Open Source Linux

    • Discontinued Homepage/project page unavailable.
  • Series icon


    Series is a software for people who like watching TV shows. It download automatically episodes you don't have already downloaded.

    Free Mac

TED Comments

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Negative Comment by dtale
about TED Oct 2012

Ted looked good and I made a small list of TV shows. It found them and I thought that I was set. Then it became buggy. The preferences would not move from one to the other. I closed it down and then would not open again. I downloaded ted again, it opened and then the same problem.
It might be the fact that I am using 10.6, not sure. Looked like a good program.


Doesn't work (Mac OS X)

Negative Comment by ergohack
about TED May 2012

On mac all it does is throw this error. "The feed from (insert show name here) is not from a supported source."
It does this even for the predefined feeds. I can even see it match the exact name of the file I want, but then nope, that error again.
Oh well...
TVShows it is, then.


This seems more or less abandoned right now.

Comment by Timpa
about TED Jun 2011

This seems more or less abandoned right now. Would look for another alternative if the author hasn't updated recently.

Forums overrun by spam-bots. =(

Too bad, this was truly great.

[Edited by Venom88, February 23]


This is really buggy and needs an update

Negative Comment by Jay2001
about TED Jun 2011

This is really buggy at the moment and really needs an update, if any one has any other Linux / Windows alternatives it would help.

[Edited by Venom88, February 23]