WinTV Extend - using and installing
live TV on your iPad/iPhone, Android tablet (or phone), 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 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 a Wi-Fi connection.
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 Extend app on the Apple app store:
The WinTV Extend iPad/iPhone app which is available through the Apple app store uses a Wi-Fi connection only (no 3G or 4G support is available). 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.
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 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.
WinTV Extend FAQ
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?
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 instructions on opening a port on your router, click here.
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
File name: wintv7_cd_3.9c.exe
File size: 151.4 MB
This download is a complete installation package, including drivers for supported WinTV products plus the WinTV v7 application and utilities.
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 Setup.exe 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
Supported WinTV products:
This version of WinTV v7 is for digital TV, both QAM and ATSC, plus analog cable TV. It can be used with the following WinTV products:
- WinTV-HVR-955Q, WinTV-HVR-950Q and WinTV-HVR-950
- WinTV-HVR-1265, WinTV-HVR-1250
- WinTV-HVR-1955, WinTV-HVR-1975 and WinTV-HVR-1950
- WinTV-HVR-2255, WinTV-HVR-2205 and WinTV-HVR-2250
- HD PVR (all models)
- HD PVR 2 (all models)
- WinTV-DCR-2650 digital CableCARD receiver
In addition, WinTV v7 can be used with the European equivalents of the above models (for example, the WinTV-HVR-2200).
Release notes for WinTV v7 version 3.9C:
- 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
None at This time.
WinTV Extend Quick Install Guide
Get information on configuring your router at home so that WinTV Extend can send live TV over the Internet.