Live TV using USB TV tuner?

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stage Offline
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I am from the UK and have just purchased this http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/ODAwWDgwMA==/z...36;_57.JPG which works great for accessing Freeview (over the air channels) on my android box using the app https://play.google.com/store/apps/detai....Pad.tvapp

Is there a way in Kodi that I can view channels through the Live TV section using my USB TV tuner instead and stop using PADTV HD? It would just be a lot more convenient instead of having to using a separate app?

Thank you in advance!
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Yes but not when connected directly to your Android box. You need to plugin your USB tv-tuner to a Linux or Windows computer running on your network with a third-party PVR "backend" software that acts as a PVR server software which actually does the tuning and streaming over the network, and then a PVR client addon in Kodi which connect to the third-party PVR backend software.

For more information read the wiki starting with PVR (wiki) and PVR_backend (wiki) to select a PVR backend software to use.

Many people in your situation setup commonel get a Raspberry Pi and install a Linux (OS) distrobution and have it run as a dedicated PVR server, meaning you plugin the USB tv-tuner to it and run the PVR tuner/server software on it, and nothing else. That way it can stream to all your Kodi devices. Recommended PVR backend software is then usually Tvheadend or VDR.
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I'm still a little lost on the PVR thing,what exactly does it do?
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Hi Everyone
Does anyone know how can I watch Live Cricket on my Bold 9900?
I want to play live stream of CT 2017 There a lot of sites, but they all require flash support
Pls Advice
Thanks In Advance
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(2017-04-24 15:10)ahmerali Wrote:  Hi Everyone
Does anyone know how can I watch Live Cricket on my Bold 9900?
I want to play live stream of CT 2017 There a lot of sites, but they all require flash support
Pls Advice
Thanks In Advance
That is not what PVR is about in Kodi. Read the wiki. PVR in Kodi is about using physical tuners, not streaming of sites from the internet.
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