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 Extend
live TV on your iPad/iPhone, Android tablet (or phone), PC or Mac

WinTV Extend is an Internet video streaming application built into the WinTV v7.2 application. WinTV v7.2 with Extend runs on Windows based PCs with Windows 8, 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 and convert the TV signal into a form which is compatible with an iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, PC or Mac computer. WinTV Extend then 'streams' the converted TV signal over the Internet to the receiver device.

WinTV v7.2 with Extend for Windows has the following features

  • TV on your Windows PC screen, plus TV on your iPad or iPhone via Wi-Fi or via the Internet
  • Live TV can be streamed to your PC, Mac, iPad or iPhone. You can use either an Internet browser to watch TV or you can use the Extend iOS app for the iPhone or iPad
  • 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

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. To download WinTV Extend, look up 'WinTV Extend' on the Apple app store.

Here's a link to the Hauppauge Extend app on the Apple app store:

The WinTV Extend iPad/iPhone app uses a Wi-Fi connection only (no 3G or 4G support is currently available). Wi-Fi can be used to watch live TV from your Hauppauge TV tuner in your home or in a hotel (as long as you have a Wi_fi connection for your iPhone or iPad). If you want to watch TV over a 3G or 4G connection, you can use WinTV Extend with Safari or any other Internet browser.

The WinTV Extend app for Android devices, PCs or Macs

If you are using a Mac, PC or Android device, all you need is a browser (Safari recommended on the Mac). If you are using an Android phone or tablet, you need to be running Android version 4.1 or later.

Where to get WinTV v7.2 with Extend TV application for your PC

WinTV v7.2 with Extend is available from the Hauppauge webstore at a cost of $9.95 (plus shipping). You can order it from:
http://www.hauppauge.com/site/webstore2/webstore_cd-wintvv7.asp

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-DCR-2650 and the WinTV-NOVA-T, WinTV-NOVA-S and WinTV-MiniStick products in Europe and Asia.

Find the WinTV Extend app on the Apple app store

The new WinTV Extend app is available from the Apple app store at no cost. To download WinTV Extend, look up 'WinTV Extend' on the Apple app store.

Here's a link to the Extend app on the Apple app store:

Frequently asked questions on WinTV Extend

I have a data plan on my iPhone which is limited. How much data will WinTV Extend use?

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.

Why can't I see all of my TV channels on my iPad?

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.

Can I use WinTV Extend with the IR blaster?

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.

Can I use WinTV Extend with the HD PVR?

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

WinTV Extend Quick Install Guide

WinTV Extend router setup instructions

Get information on configuring your router at home so that WinTV Extend can send live TV over the Internet.

WinTV Extend for the iPad

Watch live TV on your iPad, at home or anywhere in the world over Wi-Fi!

WinTV Extend for the iPad is a TV application for the iPad which allows you to watch live TV from a Hauppauge TV tuner or to play back TV videos which were recorded with a Hauppauge TV tuner.

To use WinTV Extend for the iPad, you need:

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  • WinTV Extend for the iPad application (you can download this free app from the Apple app store)
  • a PC which has a Hauppauge TV tuner installed (see below for a list of supported Hauppauge TV tuners)
  • WinTV v7.2 application with the WinTV Extend Server - installed on a PC

WinTV Extend for the iPad will allow you to watch all of the TV channels you can receive on your Hauppauge TV tuner. If you have recorded any TV programs with the Hauppauge TV tuner, you can also watch these TV programs on your iPad.

Latest version of the Hauppauge WinTV Extend app for the iPad/iPhone

WinTV Extend app version 1.0.30037:

- improved iPad user interface, including landscape mode
- auto detection of WinTV Extend servers on the local network
- server selection screen for remembering and choosing between multiple servers.
- improved compatibility with iOS5.

How to buy WinTV Extend

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:
http://www.hauppauge.com/site/webstore2/webstore_cd-wintvv7.asp

WinTV v7.2 application with WinTV Extend Server

WinTV Extend Server is an Internet video server built into the WinTV v7.2 application. To run the 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.

You can also watch live TV on your Mac or PC

If you are using a Mac or a PC, you can also watch live TV from the WinTV Extend Server. All you need is a browser (Safari recommended on the Mac) and a Flash video player.

If you click on the Gallery tab, you will find some screen shots of an iPad receiving video from WinTV Extend.

WinTV Extend currently runs with the following Hauppauge 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.

TM: iPhone, iPad and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

WinTV Extend for the iPhone

Extend ... TV for your iPhone or iPad

WinTV Extend: Live TV on your iPhone or iPad

Watch live TV on your iPhone, at home over Wi-Fi or anywhere in the world via the Internet!

WinTV Extend for the iPhone is a TV application for the iPhone which allows you to watch live TV from a Hauppauge TV tuner or to play back TV videos which were recorded with a Hauppauge TV tuner.

To use WinTV Extend for the iPhone, you need:

  • WinTV Extend for the iPhone application (you can download this app from the Apple app store)
  • a PC which has a Hauppauge TV tuner installed (see below for a list of supported Hauppauge TV tuners)
  • the WinTV Extend Server application installed on the PC (WinTV Extend Server comes with the WinTV v7.2 application)

WinTV Extend for the iPhone will allow you to watch all of the TV channels you can receive on your Hauppauge TV tuner. If you have recorded any TV programs with the Hauppauge TV tuner, you can also watch these TV programs on your iPhone.

WinTV Extend Server for the Hauppauge TV tuners

WinTV Extend Server is an Internet video server built into the WinTV v7.2 application.

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.

You can also watch live TV on your Mac or PC

If you are using a Mac or a PC, you can also watch live TV from the WinTV Extend Server. All you need is a browser (Safari recommended on the Mac) and a Flash video player.

If you click on the Gallery tab, you will find some screen shots of an iPhone receiving video from WinTV Extend.

How to buy WinTV Extend

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:
http://www.hauppauge.com/site/webstore2/webstore_cd-wintvv7.asp

WinTV Extend currently runs with the following Hauppauge 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.

TM: iPhone, iPad and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.