TVHeadend (R6x86)


TVHeadend 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) (up to version 3.4) as input sources.


To be able to use TV Headend you’ll need at least the following:

Also, if you want to use live streaming you’ll also need:

  • either a frontend system with TV Headend support (Xbmc/Kodi, Myth TV, …)
  • or an iOS / Android app that supports TV Headend backends

Please Note:

Although TV Headend supports the ATSC standard used in North America it may be most useful for european users. That’s because there’s no integrated EPG system for the U.S. channels (yet?). In most of Europe EPG information is transmitted together with the TV signal, so there’s not much need for additional EPG services there. If anyone has information about the situation in Africa, Asia and Australia, please let me know.

Supported USB TV Sticks

Since the market for TV sticks is quite diffuse and since some of the manufacturers change the hardware of their sticks without relabeling them, I can’t provide a comprehensive list of adapters supported. Also not all adapter supported by modern Linux distributions are supported on the ReadyNAS because of the kernel revision used there. So instead of providing a list of adapters here is a “negative list” of drivers from the LinuxTV project that were not built for use on the ReadyNAS:

Driver NameReason
VIDEO_CX231XXRequires at least kernel 4.7.0
VIDEO_SOLO6X10Requires at least kernel 4.5.0
VIDEO_MUXRequires at least kernel 4.13.0
RADIO_WL128XRequires at least kernel 4.13.0
VIDEO_DW9714Requires at least kernel 9.255.255
VIDEO_OV5670Requires at least kernel 4.10.0
VIDEO_OV13858Requires at least kernel 4.5.0
DVB_M88DS3103Requires at least kernel 4.7.0
DVB_CXD2820RRequires at least kernel 4.6.0
DVB_RTL2830Requires at least kernel 4.7.0
DVB_RTL2832Requires at least kernel 4.7.0
DVB_SI2168Requires at least kernel 4.7.0
DVB_LGDT3306ARequires at least kernel 4.7.0
INTEL_ATOMISPRequires at least kernel 9.255.255

For more information about supported hardware and the corresponding drivers please consult the list at


Configuration of TVHeadend is explained in detail on the TVHeadend configuaration page.

Release date:December 27, 2014
Last updated:February 23, 2018
Current version:4.3-1112
Product type:ReadyNAS OS 6 Add-On (x86)
File format:.deb
File size:13M
Requirements:ReadyNAS OS 6.x (x86)
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