PyTivo Desktop

by PyTivo

Transfer files to a compatible TiVo device

Operating system: Windows

Publisher: PyTivo

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TiVo Desktop is a program that officially transfers compatible files from a device to a TiVo DVR. 


  • Transfer videos from a device such as a desktop to a TiVo device.
  • Convert video or music files for playback on a TiVo device, or another compatible device such as an Apple iPod or another MPEG capable device.
  • Automatic transfers from your desktop to a networked connected TiVo device.
  • Transfer photos to view on a TV connected to a TiVo device.

PyTivo Desktop offers the majority of the functionality of TiVo Desktop, which is no longer available to download and use. Users that still have TiVo Desktop will still benefit from PyTivo Desktop, given that it is much more recently updated and maintained, and has functionality that TiVo Desktop lacks and will not be implemented through newer versions. Users with a compatible TiVo device will benefit from PyTivo Desktop the most, through the ability to transfer video files to their device to be watched on a TV screen. The program also gives users the ability to transfer audio and photos to a TiVo device for viewing and can be set up to automatically do so without the user input. The program also benefits users through the ability to convert files to formats such as MPEG, which can be played on devices such as the Apple iPod or iPhone. PyTivo Desktop is available for free and can be installed on Windows devices XP and newer. The program is light and easy to utilize, and will greatly benefit TiVO users who wished to utilize TiVO Desktop.

PyTivo Desktop can transfer many more types of audio and video formats from a desktop to a TiVo Device than TiVo Desktop.
Windows XP or newer operating system.
Memory and storage sufficient for large media files.
Compatible TiVo device required.

Allows easy transferring of media files to TiVo devices.
Comes with an intuitive and user-friendly interface.
Supports various file formats for conversion and uploading.

Limited functionality compared to other video transfer tools.
Occasionally experiences slow transfer speeds.
Requires a steep learning curve for non-tech savvy individuals.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Ben
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Carter
The software really helps to transfer shows,web videos ,music and photos between Pc to tivo dvr Its really help to transfer a file easily But the speed is slow i request to improve a file transferring speed
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Harris
This is a handy piece of software for those who want to play outside files through their TiVo units. The unique pyTivo software works very similarly to TiVo Desktop but it has an advantage: It can load many types of video compression that users may encounter that TiVo Desktop cannot. The output is in the form of mpeg2 video that TiVo can play. And it works very well for every type of file I’ve tried.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Matthew
If you're a big movie buff, then you have to use this. It's so convenient for downloading all of my media and streaming it elsewhere on my TiVo. Plus it's nice to use for music and sharing photos as well. You can use it on both a Mac and a PC so it's friendly with both operating systems. It nicely presents your media in an organized and easy to find method too.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Leo
PyTivo makes it super easy to download shows with your TiVo DVR. It's something that I use all the time at home to watch my favorite programs and I cannot recommend it highly enough. The interface is super clean, and you can even use the software to share music and photos. Love that it is open-source, as it really gives me peace of mind when downloading it.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Cooper Z*********w
PyTivo Desktop is a free open-source software program that enables users to transfer audio and video files from their computer to their TiVo device, allowing them to view the content on their television. It supports a wide range of video and audio formats, including MPEG-4, H.264, and MP3, and features a simple, user-friendly interface.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Theo C********i
PyTivo Desktop is a great way to transfer video files from your computer to your TiVo device. It is easy to set up and use. I like that I can transfer multiple files and folders at once. The transfer speeds are quite fast, so it doesn't take too long to get the files on the device. The interface is intuitive and simple to understand. I haven't encountered any bugs or glitches while using it. The software also supports many different video formats, so compatibility is not an issue. All in all, it is a great way to get files onto your TiVo without any hassle.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Riley Bertuzzi
PyTivo Desktop is a great software for streamming media to your TV, I've been using it for a few weeks now and it's been working great so far, except for a few random crashes every now and then
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Aaron N.
PyTivo Desktop is a great too for transfering files to you TiVo device, which I have used to great succes!
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Josh Trojanowski
PyTivo Desktop software provides an easy-to-use interface for transferring media files to TiVo devices, but lacks some advanced features for organizing and managing large media libraries.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Rory O.
PyTivo Desktop software is a tool that allows users to stream videos from their computer to their TV through TiVo with ease.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Jamie N*******h
PyTivo Desktop software is a free, open-source desktop application that allows users to stream and transfer media files between their computer and TiVo devices.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Oscar
Easy to use, convenient for transferring TiVo recordings.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Harris
Intuitive, versatile, reliable media server.
Easy way to transfer videos from computer to TV.
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