Install TVHeadend on the Raspberry Pi

TVHeadend LogoOn this page i show you how to install TVHeadend on the Raspberry Pi. I’ll explain it using a RaspberryPi 3B+ (Advert), which is currently (2018) the latest RaspberryPi. It runs smoothly to on a RaspberryPi 2, the first one ist not fast enought for HD-Channels.






What do we need?

  1. Raspberry Pi minimum version 2 with Raspian(lite)
  2. TV card: DVBSky S960 (Advert)
  3. 2GB free space on the SD-Card


Prepare Raspian

At first we do update the Raspian installation. This should always be done if we install new software.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade



Install TVHeadend

If this is done, we can install TVHeadend with the following command:[1]

sudo apt-get install tvheadend

The query is confirmed with “Y”(Yes):

During the installation process we must create an administrator account for TVHeadend. In the first query we enter the user name of the administrator[1] and confirm it with “ok”[2]:

Then we enter the password for the administrator[1] and confirm the dialogue with “ok”[2]:

Then the installation continues.




Check if TVHeadend is running

If the installation is done, TVHeadend starts automatically and we can acchiev the webserver with the following command in the webbrowser:


At this point the installation of TVheadend is done. How you can configure TVHeadend is describt on this page: Configure TVHeadend.


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