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
DVB_M88DS3103Requires at least kernel 3.7.0
DVB_MN88472Requires at least kernel 3.4.0
DVB_MN88473Requires at least kernel 3.4.0
DVB_PT3Requires at least kernel 3.11.0
IR_GPIO_CIRRequires at least kernel 3.4.0
IR_HIX5HD2Requires at least kernel 3.10.0
IR_IMGRequires at least kernel 3.9.0
MEDIA_TUNER_E4000Requires at least kernel 3.5.0
MEDIA_TUNER_IT913XRequires at least kernel 3.4.0
MEDIA_TUNER_M88RS6000TRequires at least kernel 3.4.0
MEDIA_TUNER_M88TS2022Requires at least kernel 3.4.0
MEDIA_TUNER_MSI001Requires at least kernel 3.4.0
MEDIA_TUNER_TDA18212Requires at least kernel 3.4.0
RADIO_SI4713Requires at least kernel 3.13.0
RC_STRequires at least kernel 3.15.0
SOC_CAMERA_MT9M001Requires at least kernel 3.2.0
SOC_CAMERA_MT9M111Requires at least kernel 3.2.0
SOC_CAMERA_MT9T031Requires at least kernel 3.2.0
SOC_CAMERA_MT9V022Requires at least kernel 3.2.0
SOC_CAMERA_OV772XRequires at least kernel 3.2.0
SOC_CAMERA_PLATFORMRequires at least kernel 3.2.0
SOC_CAMERA_TW9910Requires at least kernel 3.2.0
SOC_CAMERARequires at least kernel 3.2.0
VIDEO_ADV7183Requires at least kernel 3.5.0
VIDEO_ADV7343Requires at least kernel 3.4.0
VIDEO_ADV7604Requires at least kernel 3.13.0
VIDEO_CODARequires at least kernel 3.5.0
VIDEO_LM3560Requires at least kernel 3.4.0
VIDEO_LM3646Requires at least kernel 3.4.0
VIDEO_M5MOLSRequires at least kernel 3.6.0
VIDEO_MEM2MEM_DEINTERLACERequires at least kernel 3.3.0
VIDEO_MT9P031Requires at least kernel 3.5.0
VIDEO_MT9T001Requires at least kernel 3.5.0
VIDEO_MT9V032Requires at least kernel 3.5.0
VIDEO_NOON010PC30Requires at least kernel 3.5.0
VIDEO_OV9650Requires at least kernel 3.5.0
VIDEO_RCAR_VINRequires at least kernel 3.9.0
VIDEO_RENESAS_VSP1Requires at least kernel 3.9.0
VIDEO_S5C73M3Requires at least kernel 3.6.0
VIDEO_S5K4ECGXRequires at least kernel 3.4.0
VIDEO_S5K5BAFRequires at least kernel 3.5.0
VIDEO_S5K6A3Requires at least kernel 3.5.0
VIDEO_S5K6AARequires at least kernel 3.5.0
VIDEO_SH_VEURequires at least kernel 3.9.0
VIDEO_THS8200Requires at least kernel 3.2.0
VIDEO_TVP514XRequires at least kernel 3.3.0
VIDEO_TVP7002Requires at least kernel 3.3.0

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:May 30, 2016
Current version:4.1-2088
Product type:ReadyNAS OS 6 Add-On (x86)
File format:.deb
File size:13M
Requirements:ReadyNAS OS 6.x (x86)
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