Live TV on your iPad/iPhone, Android device, PC or Mac
WinTV Extend is an Internet video streaming application built into some versions of the WinTV v8 and WinTV v7.2 applications. WinTV Extend takes the live TV signal from any Hauppauge TV tuner and converts 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 the Internet to the receiver device.
WinTV v8 with Extend and WinTV v7.2 with Extend run on Windows based PCs with Windows 10, 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 has the following features
- Streams live TV to your iPad or iPhone, or remote Mac or PC via Wi-Fi or the Internet
- On the receiving device, you can use either an Internet browser to watch TV or you can use the WinTV Extend iOS app for the iPhone or iPad
- Digital parental control (North America)
- Closed captions (North America)
- High Definition TV support (when used with Hauppauge TV tuners with HD TV support)
- Integrated TV recording scheduler
- Instant time shift and recording
- Multiple tuner support, either the WinTV-HVR-22xx or the WinTV-dualHD
- Logical channel numbers
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 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 Hauppauge Extend app on the Apple app store:
The WinTV Extend iPad/iPhone app uses a Wi-Fi connection only (no 3G or 4G support is currently available). Wi-Fi can be used to watch live TV from your Hauppauge TV tuner in your home or in a hotel (as long as you have a Wi-Fi connection for your iPhone or iPad). If you want to watch TV over a 3G or 4G connection, you can use WinTV Extend with Safari or any other Internet browser.
WinTV Extend 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 v8 with Extend TV application for your PC
WinTV v8 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 Starburst satellite receiver, the WinTV-dualHD and WinTV-NOVA-T, WinTV-NOVA-S and WinTV-MiniStick products in Europe and Asia.
WinTV Extend running on the iPhone and iPad - screen shots
Here are 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 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.