TV Streaming and Recording with TV Headend (R6x86)

After quite a while of development, the new TV Headend app for Intel based ReadyNAS OS 6 systems is ready. In short, TV Headend is a TV streaming server for your ReadyNAS supporting DVB-S, DVB-S2, DVB-C, DVB-T, ATSC, IPTV, SAT-IP and Analog video (V4L) as input sources.

It allows you to record TV streams directly to your ReadyNAS or act as a streaming server for front-end systems like XMBC/Kodi or MythTV. You can stream to Android an iOS devices and using more than one USB TV stick you can even stream multiple streams to different endpoints at the same time.

Installation requires a compatible USB TV stick and the kernel modules matching the version of ReadyNAS OS on your system. You can check out more details on the apps main page:

Configuration instructions can be found on the TV Headend Configuration page.


  1. gibsonxxi says:

    Can this be backported to R4x86 Systems?

  2. Already working on it but due to the older kernel on R4 it’s a bit more complicated than on R6.

  3. John Smith says:


    Could this also be ported to ARM systems? I am currently running DVBLink (in trial mode and trying to avoid the expensive licence fee which is more than a set-top-box!) )on a ReadyNAS 102 running R6 so I know the unit has the processing power (since there is no transcoding involved, nothing really).

    • I could give it a try, I just have to wait until my RN102 is back from repair so I can build the kernel modules.

  4. Joseph Jackson says:


    Any update on the build for ARM-based systems?


    • I was hoping for NETGEAR to release 6.2.3 earlier since that firmware will contain a new kernel and thus will require me to build the whole kernel modules again. If time permits I’ll try to backport my current work to 6.2.2 but unfortunately right now I only have one ARM system to test and develop on.