Extend iPhone

Watch live TV on your iPhone, at home over Wi-Fi or anywhere in the world via the Internet!

WinTV Extend for the iPhone is a TV application for the iPhone which allows you to watch live TV from a Hauppauge TV tuner or to play back TV videos which were recorded with a Hauppauge TV tuner.

To use WinTV Extend for the iPhone, you need:

  • WinTV Extend for the iPhone application (you can download this app from the Apple app store)
  • A PC which has a Hauppauge TV tuner installed (see below for a list of supported Hauppauge TV tuners)
  • The WinTV Extend Server application installed on the PC (WinTV Extend Server comes with the WinTV v7.2 application)

WinTV Extend for the iPhone will allow you to watch all of the TV channels you can receive on your Hauppauge TV tuner. If you have recorded any TV programs with the Hauppauge TV tuner, you can also watch these TV programs on your iPhone.

WinTV Extend Server for the Hauppauge TV tuners

WinTV Extend Server is an internet video server built into the WinTV v7.2 application.

To run WinTV Extend Server, you need to have a WinTV TV tuner in your PC, and your PC needs to be connected to either a home WiFi network or the Internet. WinTV Extend runs on Windows based PCs (it currently does not run on a Mac, though TV from WinTV Extend can be watched on a Mac).

On your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch, all you need is the the WinTV Extend for iPad application.

You can also watch live TV on your Mac or PC

If you are using a Mac or a PC, you can also watch live TV from the WinTV Extend Server. All you need is a browser (Safari recommended on the Mac) and a Flash video player.

WinTV v7.2 with the WinTV Extend Server is available from the Hauppauge webstore at a cost of $9.95 (excluding shipping/taxes). You can order it from:

If you click on the Gallery tab, you will find some screen shots of an iPhone receiving video from WinTV Extend.

WinTV Extend currently runs with the following Hauppauge TV tuners:

All WinTV-HVR and WinTV-NOVA products.

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Frequently asked questions

I have a data plan on my iPhone which is limited. How much data will WinTV Extend use?

WinTV Extend, when used to send video over a cell phone network, consumes approximately 490 Mbytes per month for 10 hours of remote TV watching. When WinTV Extend is used through a Wi-Fi network, either at home or when you travel (for example, if you're in a hotel with Wi-Fi service), there is no cell phone usage.

My PC is running very slow when I'm using analogue TV with the WinTV Extend Server. What can I do to improve my system performance?

If you are using analogue TV, you will get better performance if you use a Hauppauge TV tuner with hardware encode. Hauppauge TV tuners with hardware encoders include the WinTV-HVR-1300, WinTV-HVR-1700, WinTV-HVR-1900 and WinTV-HVR-2200. Your system performance can improve by about 30% by using a hardware encoder.

Can I use WinTV Extend for the iPad with the IR blaster?

Yes. WinTV Extend for the iPad can send a message to the Hauppauge TV tuner to use the IR blaster to change the channels on your cable TV or satellite set top box.

Can I use WinTV Extend Server with the HD PVR?

We are working on an update to WinTV v7.2 which will include TV tuner support for the HD PVR. If you have purchased a copy of WinTV v7.2, when this software is ready, we will post a free update to this version on the WinTV v7 support page.