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(Last Login: Sep 30, 2017 at 9:51:47 PM) kathy544
Transferring shows from Bolt Plus to a mac
Sep 10, 2017 at 10:43:57 AM  |  #1

I recently purchased a Bolt Plus.  In one of the getting started videos, it showed a little girl watching her tivo shows on a mac while riding in a car.


I can see where I can download tivo shows to an iPad or iPhone to watch when there is no internet connection.  Is it possible to also do this on a mac?  if so, how?


Thank you

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(Last Login: January 15, 2018 9:32 AM) tivosupport_ivory
Sep 10, 2017 at 1:16:44 PM  |  #2

Hi kathy544


We apologize that there is no TiVo software that allows transfer of recordings from a TiVo box to a Mac. None at this time. But, you can send this as a suggestion to our TiVo engineering here: http://advisors.tivo.com/wix/9/p2272893819.aspx

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(Last Login: Jan 7, 2018 at 11:06:01 AM) cwb3106
Sep 10, 2017 at 1:57:35 PM (Updated: Sep 17, 2017 at 12:34:39 PM)  |  #3

[Rewrite to incorporate eherberg's information and to add Archivo.]


There are four third party programs that can do it: kmttg, pyTivo, Archivo and pyTivo Desktop. All are free and very actively supported. pyTivo Desktop's UI is similar to Tivo Desktop has fewer options which makes it easier and may be the easiest to set up.


So there are ways to do it, just none currently sold and supported by TiVo.

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(Last Login: Nov 22, 2017 at 5:12:39 PM) eherberg
Sep 10, 2017 at 9:30:04 PM  |  #4

To clarify:  original pyTivo can transfer in both directions also.  pyTivo Desktop added some window dressing to pyTivo hiding the perceived python complexity from the user and easing setup options for people (as well as retry logic for transfers) -- but the base functionality of pyTivo is still the same.  pyTivo transferred from TiVo to PC using the web interface of original pyTivo.

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(Last Login: Sep 21, 2017 at 11:36:17 AM) tivosupport_mae
Sep 12, 2017 at 7:01:30 PM  |  #5

Hello kathy544,


If you have Tivo Desktop Plus you can transfer to the Mac, but if not, you won't be able to.

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