Configuring the FRITZ!Repeater for television reception over DVB-C
The FRITZ!Repeater has a dual tuner for cable TV (DVB-C), which allows it to transmit ("stream") two different TV channels to different devices in the home network at the same time.
You can either use FRITZ!App TV or a different compatible media player, such as the VLC media player, to watch TV on your devices. Televisions with SAT>IP support can directly access the FRITZ!Repeater's tuner.
Requirements / Restrictions
- A maximum of six devices can be used to watch TV at the same time.
- A maximum of two different TV channels can be played on different devices at the same time.
- A maximum of one TV channel can be played on a device.
- Encrypted TV channels can only be played back using SAT>IP. The television must also have a CI/CI+ slot.
- Set up the FRITZ!Repeater in the FRITZ!Box home network or connect the FRITZ!Repeater with the router from another manufacturer.
2 Connecting the FRITZ!Repeater to the cable connection
- If you already connected a different receiver to your cable connection, insert the T-adapter included with delivery into the TV socket on your cable wall outlet.
- Use the coaxial cable included with delivery to connect the DVB-C socket on the FRITZ!Repeater directly to the cable wall outlet or the T-adapter.
3 Starting a channel search
- Click "DVB-C" in the user interface of the FRITZ!Repeater.
- Click "Channel Search" in the "DVB-C" menu.
- Click the "Start Channel Search" button.
4 Setting up devices for watching TV
Smartphones and tablets with Android or iOS can use FRITZ!App TV to access the TV program:
- Set up FRITZ!App TV for watching TV.
Computers with Windows, macOS, or Linux can use the VLC media player to access the TV program:
- Set up the VLC media player for watching TV.
Media centers with Android, Linux, or Windows (for example Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV) can use the Kodi software to access the TV program:
- Set up Kodi for watching TV.
Televisions with SAT>IP support can directly access the FRITZ!Repeater's tuner.
Note:Manufacturers may have different designations for SAT>IP (for example DVB over IP, SAT to IP). Panasonic calls it "TV>IP", for example.
- Set up the television for SAT>IP reception.
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