WinTV Extend - using and installing

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:

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:

WinTV Extend FAQ

Minimum System Requirements For WinTV Extend

A Core 2 Duo CPU 2.0 Ghz or faster is required for proper operation of WinTV Extend. Due to transcoding that must take place, higher CPU power will be required than the original WinTV hardware product specifications. Software encoder products will require a higher end CPU than the hardware encoder products, and especially with analog video.

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.

I can connect to the extend server but live video will not play?

In order to stream video disk buffering must be enabled, this means WinTV can not be set to game mode and your disk buffering cannot be set to zero. Go to settings in Wintv and click the capture tab to check disk buffer size. click the advance tab in settings to check game mode.

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 v7.2 with Extend Download for Windows

This is the WinTV v7 with Extend application for Windows

WinTV v7.2 is available from the Hauppauge webstore at a cost of $9.95 (plus shipping).
You can order it from: Hauppauge Webstore

WinTV v7.2 with Extend - software update

WinTV v7 application and TV tuner driver download package

WinTV v7 installation package, version 3.9g
For Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP

File name: wintv7_cd_3.9g.exe
File size: 151.4 MB
Date: 02/12/2015

This download is a complete installation package, including drivers for supported WinTV products plus the WinTV v7 application and utilities.

Installation notes:

A valid WinTV application CD-ROM will be needed to install this WinTV v7 version. Any WinTV v6 or WinTV 7 application CD can be used during the install. If you do not have your original WinTV CD-ROM but would like to update to WinTV v7, you can purchase a new CD on the Hauppauge webstore for $9.95

If you have a WinTV v7.2 CD-ROM with Extend, then the latest version of WinTV Extend will also be installed.

To install the WinTV v7 application update

  • Download the WinTV v7 installation package to your PC. After downloading this file, the file is normally saved in the Download directory on your PC
  • Insert your original valid WinTV CD in your CD-ROM drive
  • Run wintv7_cd_3.9 from the Download directory on your PC

This will complete the driver and application installation for your WinTV.

To install WinTV v7 on a PC or laptop without a CD-ROM drive

If your PC or laptop does not have a CD-ROM drive, do the following:

  • at the conclusion of the installation a dialog box will pop up saying "Activation required"
  • Click Enter Product Code
  • You will find the Product code on your WinTV v7 Installation CD
  • Enter the Product code including dashes and dots
Release notes for WinTV v7 version 3.9G:
  • Update to the WinTV-HVR-955Q driver to fix problems seen when switching channels quickly
  • Fixed an error "You do not have access to make the required system configuration modifications..."
  • Increased Pause Buffer bar size
  • Fixed TitanTV tvpi file association bug
  • New NOVA-HD-USB 2 driver to fix issues in Turkey and other countries with low symbol rates
  • New HVR-1975 driver to fix issues with 6875 Symbol rate
  • Fixed no Extend tab showing on upgrade installation

Beta version

None at This time.

WinTV Extend Quick Install Guide

Download 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.

End user license agreement (PDF)