I love the internet. I love TV. I love the internet AND TV. How can you get TV via the internet for free with setup in under 10 minutes? Continue reading dear reader….
What you’ll need:
- Your favorite BitTorrent client – for this guide we will use Transmission for Macs, Vuze for Windows folks.
- A free account at ShowRSS
- If you are a Mac user, Catch, for Windows Vuze users, that’s it, just #’s 1 and 2.
Alright, get out your favorite stop watch, or load up your favorite stop watch app. Ready, set…..GO!
Step 1: Download and install your BitTorrent client of choice – est. time, 1 minute (unless you are still using AOL dialup, and depending on speed of your computer)
Step 2: Sign Up for ShowRSS – est. time, 1 minute
Step 3: Choose TV shows you want via ShowRSS, and grab your personalized RSS feed link – est. time, 3 minutes (less for those technically inclined 🙂 )
Step 4: Identify a location to store your TV shows and create a folder specifically for it, name it something like “TV Shows” or “ShowRSS” or “Heres Sticking It To You Cable Man!” – est. time, 1 minute
Step 5b: (Windows): Setup Vuze with your RSS feed from Show RSS by copying the “Feed with namespaces” link from above into – est. time, 2 minutes
Step 7: Kick back, relax, and love your fully automated internet-based PVR. Total time to setup, 8 minutes with 2 minutes to spare for fat fingering.
My personal record for this entire process is 7:31, and that included the extra step for Mac users for setting up Catch. So there it is, get to it! In no time you’ll be cutting your cable bill in half. Report back on how quickly you were able to set this up. Happy cutting…