What is TV Genie?
TV Genie is a free application that allows you to turn off the lights when watching videos on your favorite websites.
How does it work?
When TV Genie is running you'll find a new light switch button on eligible websites, which looks like this:
What browsers do you support?
Internet Explorer 8+, and the latest few versions of FireFox and Google Chrome. We currently only support Microsoft Windows operating system (check back in the future for Mac support!)
Where can I get install instructions for my browser?
You can get a quick, simple set of instructions for installing TV Genie using your current browser via our Install Steps page.
Is TV Genie safe to use?
Yes, TV Genie is safe to use and was built with security and privacy as a primary concern.
Is TV Genie free?
Yes, TV Genie is entirely free to use. In order to keep TV Genie free, we've partnered with high-quality ad providers and you may see additional ads when TV Genie is installed. We do not allow any really annoying ads, sexual content, or intrusive media; we've only partnered with high-quality ad providers to deliver the best user experience possible, while also trying to help with some of our costs to keep TV Genie free. If you find any ads annoying, please let us know.
What exactly gets installed on my computer?
All of the files for TV Genie are installed in the standard program files location - there is no funny business or extra files added. Included in those files is an un-installer that is also registered to appear in your computer's 'Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs' section. There are also a few registry settings added to your Windows Registry that are required for the normal operation of your app, but there is nothing strange or out of the ordinary here, either.
What are additional offers?
In some cases, we may display product offers during your installation process. Of course, you will have the ability to accept or pass on these offers. We try our very best to make sure any product offering follows best practices and actually provides something of value to you. For example, you may be given the option to install a search toolbar during installation, which looks like this:
These offers make it more efficient to search the web by providing you with multiple places to search from (an additional search field, your home page or via opening a new browser tab). Included with these toolbars are typically widgets that provide new ways to access your favorite websites, social networking platforms and news sources. They also may offer general utility widgets like getting real-time weather data and streaming your radio station of choice. At any point, if you decide to uninstall TV Genie, instructions for how to uninstall additional offers will also be provided.
If I don't like it, is it easy to uninstall?
Yes, we strive to make uninstalling TV Genie as easy as possible (we hate annoying un-installers as much as you do). If you don't like TV Genie (but we're sure you will!), you can uninstall with no trace left behind. In order to do this, please follow these steps:
- Windows Control Panel: Click Start > Control Panel > Add / Remove Programs > TV Genie
What happens if I have a problem uninstalling?
We strive to make uninstalling TV Genie as simple as possible. Sometimes third party programs, such as security or uninstall utilities will prevent this from happening. This may cause error messages or prevent the uninstaller from opening. The easiest solution is to temporarily disable this software or use Windows Safe Mode to allow the uninstall process to complete.
If you still have issues, please let us know. The more details you can provide, the better we’ll be able to assist you. This would include specific error messages and any steps you have already tried out.
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