WinTV v7.2 with Extend:
Watch live TV on your iPad, iPhone, PC or Mac, at home over Wi-Fi or anywhere via the Internet!
WinTV v7.2 with Extend
WinTV v7.2 with Extend is a TV application for your Windows PC, plus a remote TV viewing application for your iPad or iPhone (or PC or Mac). The TV application for your PC is called 'WinTV v7.2' while the remote viewing application is called 'WinTV Extend'.
WinTV v7.2 application with WinTV Extend Server
WinTV Extend Server is a Windows based Internet video server built into the WinTV v7.2 application. WinTV v7.2 with the WinTV Extend Server is available from the Hauppauge webstore at a cost of $9.95 (plus shipping). You can order it from:
To run WinTV Extend Server, you need to have a WinTV TV tuner in your PC, and your PC needs to be connected to either a home WiFi network or the Internet. WinTV Extend runs on Windows based PCs (it currently does not run on a Mac, though TV from WinTV Extend can be watched on a Mac).
On your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch, all you need is the the WinTV Extend for iPad application. This is an app available at no cost from the Apple app store.
WinTV v7.2 with Extend has the following features:
- TV on your Windows PC screen, plus TV on your iPad or iPhone via Wi-Fi or via the Internet
- Includes WinTV v7.2, with a new and intuitive interface
- Includes WinTV Extend, a TV watching application from Hauppauge for your iPad or iPhone (free app from the Apple app store)
- Digital parental control (North America)
- Closed captions (North America)
- Single configuration and scanning pop up menu
- High Definition TV and video support (selected models)
- Integrated TV recording scheduler
- Instant time shift and recording
- Multiple tuner support
- Built-in video player, which supports a wide variety of video formats
- Logical channel numbers
- Signal strength monitor for digital TV channels
WinTV Extend overview - for live TV on your iPad/iPhone, PC or Mac
WinTV Extend is included with WinTV v7.2, and is an Internet video server application built into the WinTV v7.2 application. WinTV Extend runs on Windows based PCs with Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP. It currently does not run on a Mac, though TV from WinTV Extend can be watched on a Mac.
WinTV Extend will take the live TV signal from any Hauppauge TV tuner, converts and streams the TV signal into a form which is compatible with an iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, PC or Mac computer over a WiFi connection or over a cell phone network*.
*Cell phone network streaming is only supported through Safari browser on Apple products listed above.
* Android power devices are currently no longer supported due to Adobe removing Flash from these devices. A native app is currently being worked on.
To run WinTV Extend, you need to have a WinTV TV tuner in your PC, and your PC needs to be connected to either a home Wi-Fi network or the Internet.
The WinTV Extend app for your iPad or iPhone
The new WinTV Extend app is available from the Apple app store at no cost. Screenshots of the WinTV Extend app can be seen here: data_extend.html?tab=5
With the iPad/iPhone app available through the Apple app store, you must use a Wi-Fi connection. Wi-Fi can be used to watch WinTV in your home or if you have a Wi-Fi connection in a hotel (for example), but the iPad/iPhone app cannot be used with a 3G or 4G connection. If you don't want to install an app, or you want to watch TV over a 3G or 4G connection, you can use WinTV Extend with the Safari browser which comes with all Apple devices.
If you are using a Mac or a PC, all you need is a browser (Safari recommended on the Mac) and a Flash video player. If you are using an Android phone or tablet, you need to be running Android version 2.2 or later with a Flash video player.
Where to get WinTV Extend
WinTV v7.2 with WinTV Extend is available from the Hauppauge webstore at a cost of $9.95 (plus shipping). You can order it from:
If you click on the Gallery tab above, you will find some screen shots of an iPhone receiving video from WinTV Extend. The iPhone pictures show the TV control overlay with Pause and 30 second replay.
WinTV Extend currently runs with the following WinTV TV tuners:All WinTV-HVR TV tuners for North America and Europe, plus the WinTV-NOVA-T, WinTV-NOVA-S and WinTV-MiniStick products in Europe and Asia.
WinTV Extend frequently asked questions
WinTV Extend, when used to send video over a cell phone network, consumes approximately 490 Mbytes per month for 10 hours of remote TV watching. When WinTV Extend is used through a WiFi network, there is no cell phone usage.
If you have problems seeing the complete TV channel list on an iPad, use two fingers to scroll the channel list. On the iPad, you need to touch a channel number once to set the channel. To scroll the channel list, use two fingers. Click once on the TV picture to see the video controls: 30 second replay, pause, play, full screen, audio volume adjust.
My PC is running very slow when I'm using analog cable TV with WinTV Extend. What can I do to improve my system performance?
If you are using analog cable TV, you will get better performance if you use a Hauppauge TV tuner with hardware encode. Hauppauge TV tuners with hardware encoders include the WinTV-HVR-1600, WinTV-HVR-1850, WinTV-HVR-1950 and WinTV-HVR-2250. Your system performance can improve by about 30% by using a hardware encoder.
I'd like to watch TV on my iPad from outside my house. How do I open a port on my router so that this will work?
For WinTV Extend to be used from outside of your home, you need to have an open "port" on your Internet router which allows video to pass from the PC which is running WinTV Extend to your iPad or other supported device.
For instructions on opening a port on your router, click here.
Yes. If you have one of the Hauppauge TV tuners with a built-in IR blaster, WinTV Extend can use the IR blaster to change the channels on your cable TV or satellite set top box. Hauppauge TV tuners with a built-in IR blaster include the WinTV-HVR-1600, WinTV-HVR-1850, WinTV-HVR-1950 and WinTV-HVR-2250.
We are working on an update to WinTV v7.2 which will include TV tuner support for the HD PVR. If you have purchased a copy of WinTV v7.2, when this software is ready, we will post a free update to this version on the WinTV v7 support page.
WinTV Extend Guides
WinTV Extend Quick Install Guide
Get information on configuring your router at home so that WinTV Extend can send live TV over the Internet.