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If you would like µTorrent to automatically download torrents (i.e. a TV Series), follow this guide.

I pay for a cable subscription that I rarely get to use and I often miss my favorite shows like The Office and How I Met Your Mother. I can stream these shows, from the official sites, in most cases; however my internet connection isn’t always great and, at peak hours, the connection is too slow to stream well enough to view. In this guide, you’ll learn how to set up µTorrent and have it download your favorite TV shows.

Note: This guide is part of the Windows Guides’ Legal File Sharing Series. If you want to find out more about file sharing, check the topics covered here.

Disclaimer: I am very careful to ensure everything I advise on this site is legal. In my understanding, if you pay for a cable plan and you have a DVR, you can record shows: there is no limit for how long you can retain those shows on your DVR box. My recommendation is to delete these shows from you hard drive within 24 hours (fair use)—even if you are already paying for a cable/satellite subscription. If you really like the shows, buy the DVD box sets: they’re full of extras you can’t easily get online anyway.

Now we’ve got the legal part out of the way, on to the guide:

Automatically Downloading TV Shows via Torrent and RSS

If you are not familiar with torrents, please start by reading this guide.

To download TV shows via torrent to your hard drive, do the following.

  1. Download µTorrent.
  2. Go to EZRss.it.
  3. Type the show name you would like to download.
  4. Copy the RSS feed address.
  5. Open µTorrent.
  6. Click the orange RSS feed icon.
  7. Enter the RSS feed address, select Automatically download items published in feed, and check Use smart episode filter.

  8. Wait for your torrents to download

I’ve found shows download within an hour or two of them airing on TV (depends on your internet speed.) So now you no longer have to worry about missing you favorite shows.

If you use Media Center and have a TV card, you can always record the shows to your PC anyway; however, if you have a TV card, I am sure you are both aware and know how to do this.

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Comments

  • RSVR85

    I never realised uTorrent had this functionality, thanks Rich, downloading The Simpsons Family Guy just got a whole lot easier! )

  • RSVR85

    I never realised uTorrent had this functionality, thanks Rich, downloading The Simpsons & Family Guy just got a whole lot easier! ;)

  • RSVR85

    I never realised uTorrent had this functionality, thanks Rich, downloading The Simpsons & Family Guy just got a whole lot easier! ;)

  • Farkmeil

    I'm having some trouble figuring out what/where the RSS feed address is? Sorry if this is a dumb question, I'm new to feeds. I've tried several with no luck…

  • Once you've searched for the show, right click the orange RSS icon and click “Copy link address” (wording will vary by browser.)

    Let me know if you still have trouble.

  • pc satellite tv

    Very very interesting post..I like this one. gotta bookmark this one.

  • BK-201

    interesting though you don’t want to dl episodes you’ve already watched like for e.g there are 500 episodes and you are on the 455th you want to get only 455+, so you would normally use the episode filter inbuilt in utorrent i.e 1×455- but it seems that the command don’t work if you have any idea just let me know


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