TVHeadend Gets Live Channels Addon

TVHeadend is a server that a user can set up in their home to stream and recording TV channels. Basically, it’s the perfect type of device to integrate with Android TV’s Live Channels app. It’s something that many users have been wanting to see for a while, and a public beta is now available for anyone to try out just by downloading it from Google Play.

Live Channels addon for TVHeadend. Pulls in DVB-T/S/C content from your TVHeadend server, including EPG, and makes it available within the live channels app on Nexus Player, or Streaming Channels app on Sony Android TVs.
The app is open source, contributors are welcome to help get this app out of beta 🙂

Important: A Tvheadend server is required, this app provides no content directly, relying entirely on your Tvheadend server for content.

A dialog that appears when the user wants to sync apps.
A dialog that appears when the user wants to sync apps.

The app is also available on GitHub, so others can view and contribute to the project. It seems to be based on Google’s sample app, although a number of modifications have been made to work with this content.

To get started, you first need a TVHeadend server. Do you have one? How well does this app work? Let us know what you think in the comments below. You can download this app for free from Google Play.

Nick Felker

Nick Felker

Nick Felker is a student Electrical & Computer Engineering student at Rowan University (C/O 2017) and the student IEEE webmaster. When he's not studying, he is a software developer for the web and Android (Felker Tech). He has several open source projects on GitHub (http://github.com/fleker)Devices: Moto G-2013 Moto G-2015, Moto 360, Google ADT-1, Nexus 7-2013 (x2), Lenovo Laptop, Custom Desktop.Although he was an intern at Google, the content of this blog is entirely independent and his own thoughts.

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  • Frank Hart

    I’m testing it, and it already works very well. Setting up tvheadend takes some effort, but I really like having everything available from the nvidia shield box, even though I also have a Sony Android TV.