TiVo Desktop for Mac

TiVo Desktop for Mac

Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 22 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.9
  • Total Downloads:
    2,830
  • Date Added:
    February 11, 2005
  • File Size:
    5.97MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    58
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.2/10.3

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User Reviews
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Results 1–10 of 16

1 stars

"Not the same as the PC version of TiVo Desktop"

March 06, 2011  |  By cloudster

 |  Version: TiVo Desktop 1.95a

Pros

If you want to share your photos or music to your TiVo, this'll do it.

Cons

This program will not let you download programs to your Mac, you're still going to have to buy Toast for that or do it via FTP.

Summary

I was overjoyed seeing that they now had an app for Mac. Unfortunately I didn't read the description closely enough, all it will do for you is let you share music and photos on your tv via your TiVo. I don't want to do that, so this app is worthless to me. Neither do I want to cough up the $$$ to by Toast, so it looks like I'll be digging in to Sourceforge to see what alternatives there are.

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4 stars

"works for me"

December 22, 2009  |  By tndonline87

 |  Version: TiVo Desktop 1.95a

Pros

does exactly what it is supposed to do. It allows me to play my music and view photos on the TV. Great for this holiday's family gathering!

Cons

difficult to skip to next song when playing music

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4 stars

"Quick and easy in Snow Leopard"

December 09, 2009

 |  Version: TiVo Desktop 1.95

Pros

Clear listing of available programs.
Easy to migrate to computer.

Cons

Installation required a non-obvious setting in Toast Titanium 10.4.

Summary

The new program simplifies the downloading of programs.

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1 stars

"Not ready for any computer"

October 04, 2009  |  By bastonivineyards

 |  Version: TiVo Desktop 1.94 (055)

Pros

None that I can think of

Cons

Won't even run on my 8 core with Snow. Just double click it and nothing. Console says it is trying to open some file but permssions are not allowed.

Summary

Won't run, don't bother. Sad TIVO is so involved with other things they can't even test run the MAC software.

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1 stars

"Not ready for release"

March 24, 2009  |  By darkridedp

 |  Version: TiVo Desktop 1.94 (055)

Pros

There ARE no pros.

Cons

Cannot shut down computer if 1.9.4 is installed on a machine with Tiger. This buggy code prevents shutdown unless one manually STOPS the preference pane before attempting to shut down the computer.

Summary

Fix the code, then release. It offers nothing except headache over 1.9.3

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4 stars

"No problems here."

April 25, 2006  |  By egarc

 |  Version: TiVo Desktop 1.9.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Tiger + Series 2 Tivo.

It installed perfectly and it doesn't include instructions because it's so darn easy to use. First, check the boxes for share music and share photos then click Start.

My Tivo recognized it immediately. Interestingly, I was streaming CreamyRadio.com from iTunes, shut my laptop and the internet radio station kept playing.

Granted, we're still waiting for Tivo2Go but this works as advertised.

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1 stars

"PC Only Crap"

January 29, 2006  |  By ddscott57

 |  Version: TiVo Desktop 1.9.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Okay, okay... so Tivo USED to have a current MacOSX version of their desktop. Well, now they don't... and apparently refuse to get it together for Tiger users. I wish I hadn't buoght a lifetime agreement with Tivo. With all their success, one would think they would offer better support for Mac. They are crap.

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1 stars

"TiVo sucks"

November 03, 2005  |  By iggryhounds

 |  Version: TiVo Desktop 1.9.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
This product doesn't work with clean installations of OS X 10.4 tiger or 10.4.3.

Just tested it.

I won't buy another TiVo they have had 9 months to fix this problem. Plus their 2.2 version has been out for PC since Aug.

There are other PVR's that do a better job of supporting macs.

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5 stars

"Confirmed, it's working better than ever with 10.4.2"

October 14, 2005  |  By VersionTrackerUserOpinion

 |  Version: TiVo Desktop 1.9.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I'm surprised TiVo didn't notify known Mac users that 10.4.2 allows TiVo Desktop to work again. It's working better than ever...much faster than before and so far no glitches with iTunes or iPhoto. As of this writing, I have the latest versions of everything including QuickTime 7.0.3 and iTunes 6.

I'm crossing my fingers that things don't break again with 10.4.3!

One thing that I did encounter was that the installer gave a "installation failed" message, but the software *did* install just fine.

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3 stars

"Tivo Desktop works with 10.4.2"

October 03, 2005  |  By jordanfrank

 |  Version: TiVo Desktop 1.9.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I just installed Tiger and was dismayed that not only was I unable to make Tiger work with TD 1.9.1, the work-around with Tivo Broadcaster 1.0 also did not install properly. However, when I updated my OS to patch 2, Tivo Desktop started to work again.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.9
This update contains: a revised preferences mechanism, support for photo album heirarchies, a new plug-in API, and minor bug fixes. Music & Photos only
General
Publisher TiVo
Publisher web site http://www.tivo.com
Release Date February 11, 2005
Date Added February 11, 2005
Version 1.9
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Music Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.2, Mac OS X 10.3
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.2 or higher
  • iTunes 3 or higher
  • iPhoto 2
  • Download Information
    File Size 5.97MB
    File Name TiVoDesktop_1.95a_US.dmg
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 2,830
    Downloads Last Week 58
    Pricing
    License Model Update
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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