Knowledge document #1528
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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.

2 Connecting the FRITZ!Repeater to the cable connection

  1. 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.
  2. 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

  1. Click "DVB-C" in the user interface of the FRITZ!Repeater.
  2. Click "Channel Search" in the "DVB-C" menu.
  3. Click the "Start Channel Search" button.

4 Setting up devices for watching TV

Mobile devices

Smartphones and tablets with Android or iOS can use FRITZ!App TV to access the TV program:


Computers with Windows, macOS, or Linux can use the VLC media player to access the TV program:

Media centers

Media centers with Android, Linux, or Windows (for example Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV) can use the Kodi software to access the TV program:


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.