iTiVo Alternatives

    iTiVo is described as 'WAS a Mac front-end to your Series 2, Series 3, and TiVoHD device'. There are four alternatives to iTiVo for Mac, Windows and Linux. The best alternative is pyTivo, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like iTiVo are TiVo Desktop (free) (Free), cTiVo (Free, Open Source) and pyTivoX (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Feb 8, 2015

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      pyTivo is both an HMO and GoBack server. Similar to TiVo Desktop, pyTivo loads many standard video compression codecs and outputs mpeg2 (or in some cases, h.264) video to the TiVo. However, pyTivo is able to load many more file types than TiVo Desktop.
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    1. TiVo Desktop software works with your network-connected TiVo box, your Mac and your PC. Publish your personal music library to your TiVo box for playback through your TV and home entertainment system.

      Discontinued

      As of June 5, 2013, the free version of TiVo Desktop is discontinued. If you already have an existing copy of the free version of TiVo Desktop, it will still function normally - nothing has changed. New TiVo Desktop customers can purchase TiVo Desktop Plus to take advantage of the full set of Desktop features.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      cTiVo is a free Mac application to download shows from your TiVo (Roamio, Premiere, HD, S3 or S2 devices) and convert them to many popular formats and devices. Its goal is to be extremely simple to set up and use, but very flexible.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      pyTivoX lets you play movies from your mac to your tivo. It is a free replacement for the upload feature of Tivo Desktop Plus. (Look at iTiVo for the download features). pyTiVoX only runs on OSX 10.5 (Leopard) and up.
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