What Is Tivoserver

Tivoserver lets you watch any video from your computer on your TV through your Tivo. It uses the Tivo's built in Multi-Room Viewing feature, so watching the videos is just about as effortless as watching any show in your "Now Playing" list. Tivoserver is a great option for watching video podcasts on your TV instead of your tiny computer monitor; practically turning your Tivo into an IPTV client.


You need a Series 2 Tivo that is connected to your home network along with your computer. Unfortunately you will also need to hack your Tivo and apply the Superpatch. For more information check out the Deal Database Forums. We hope to someday support "out of the box" Series 2 Tivos, but it is no currently unclear how attainable that goal is.

You need a PC running Windows or Linux, or an Apple running Mac OS X. Current Windows support requires that you either have Cygwin installed, or at least have the main Cygwin DLL installed. We would like to produce a native Windows install, but it has not been requested enough yet to be a prirority. The Cygwin install is trivial, so this should not be a roadblock for you.

For more information please visit the Sourceforge Site.