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Our official repository and packages are provided by Doozer on


(/) Development is the recommended choice for most people as Stable is very out-of-date at the moment.

2021/08/15 : Unstable builds are available for Debian Bullseye on amd64 and i386.

Please report any issues here - #5264.

Build Types

Build Type Description Version Repo Component
Stable Latest release and fixes v4.2.7-*~githash stable
Development Development builds v4.3.*-*~githash unstable

But, where's release?!

We've decided not to offer "frozen" builds anymore, this is so that people get fixes much sooner. Those that are currently using release can modify their apt sources to stable, or continue as they are now, and move when they feel ready.

Supported Distros and Architectures

Rather than listing all the supported distros please take a look at the directory listing on for your chosen build type.

1 Transcoding support is unavailable on some builds/distros.



Here are some copy/paste examples on how to use the repo that should work for most2.

1. Install Required Packages and add the Repository PGP key

sudo apt-get -y install coreutils wget apt-transport-https lsb-release ca-certificates
sudo wget -qO- | sudo apt-key add -

Note: apt-key on some newer distros may fail as it's no longer available, in such cases please run the following command instead.

wget -qO- | sudo tee /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/tvheadend.asc

2 We assume you have sudo installed. If not, and you're root, you can omit sudo, otherwise please ask your administrator to..

apt-get install sudo; usermod -aG sudo <your account name>


2. Create/Add the Sources List

Raspbian users (and anyone else who can't install/use lsb-release) please see the third footnote3.


sudo sh -c 'echo "deb $(lsb_release -sc) main" | tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tvheadend.list'


sudo sh -c 'echo "deb $(lsb_release -sc) main" | tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tvheadend.list'

3 Unfortunately you won't be able to use the command, at least not in the way it's shown, you need to replace " $(lsb_release -sc)" with "raspbian-stretch", "raspbian-jessie" or your distros code-name.

3001 Examples..

echo "deb raspbian-jessie main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tvheadend.list
echo "deb raspbian-stretch main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tvheadend.list

3002 Tip: If you want to use unstable, simply replace stable with unstable.


3. Update Sources and Install

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install tvheadend

Tip: On some installs (generally fresh ones) you might be asked to enter some details. If you'd like to reconfigure these details later, you can run..

sudo dpkg-reconfigure tvheadend
and afterwards..
sudo service tvheadend restart

Job done!

Help / Feedback

Please add to issue #5264 or join the IRC channel to report problems/give feedback.


*Unofficial version!*
*It can contain unpublic code,
reporting bug's in this version is not acceptable*

Third-party repositories are provided as-is and supported by the person who manages them, we cannot guarantee that we'll be able to help with issues relating to the use of these packages/repositories. The older official Bintray is exempt from this (Yes we know it's not technically third party ;) ).

In any case we'll try our best to help, or point you to where you can get some!


What Happened to the Bintray Repository?

Unfortunately due to rate-limiting we've decided to stop/end the use of Bintray. Don't worry the repository won't be disappearing4, it just won't be updated - sorry about that. :(

You can continue to use Bintray if you like, old instructions can be viewed here.

Tip: You can use both and



Please tell us here #5264, make sure you mention you're using Bintray. You can also join the IRC channel if you prefer.

Ubuntu PPA

Unofficial PPAs are provided by Michael Marley that provide packages for Artful, Zesty, Yakkety, Xenial and so on for the amd64, arm64, armhf, i386 and ppc64el architectures.


Please see here and here for PPA status.


1. Pick a Build Type

For the stable PPA containing daily builds from the latest stable branch:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:mamarley/tvheadend-git-stable

For the unstable PPA containing daily builds from master:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:mamarley/tvheadend-git

2. Update Sources

sudo apt update

3. Install

sudo apt install tvheadend


If you experience issues with this PPA please contact Michael on IRC (mamarley in #hts on Freenode) or Launchpad.

Updated by saen acro 8 months ago · 135 revisions