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TV streaming services on a Raspberry Pi 3

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TV streaming services on a Raspberry Pi 3

Postby Milkybar_Kid » 10 Jul 2016, 15:16

Hi,

I recently bought a Raspberry Pi 3 to use as a home media centre. I have installed Kodi on it and things have been going well so far, however the main reason I bought the Pi was to watch live UK TV. I'd like to be able to stream the live feeds from websites such as https://tvplayer.com/, Channel 5 and ITV. I currently have a Chromecast which I can use with the BBC iPlayer for catch-up and live services, however it doesn't support the full range of services listed above.

From my initial research it looks like I may have to install a web browser on my Raspberry Pi, but I don't think Kodi supports this. Does anyone know how I could get these websites to work on Kodi/ my Pi? I have read about a version of Google Chrome for the Pi known as "Chromium", however I think I would have to change my OS for that. I would also need Flash support for TV Player.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: TV streaming services on a Raspberry Pi 3

Postby Blaquesmith » 10 Jul 2016, 15:30

Chromium is the open-source browser in which Chrome is based. https://www.chromium.org/

You could also look into building an XBMC-based media center, it's quite easy: http://lifehacker.com/5929913/build-a-x ... spberry-pi
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Re: TV streaming services on a Raspberry Pi 3

Postby Milkybar_Kid » 10 Jul 2016, 16:23

Blaquesmith wrote:Chromium is the open-source browser in which Chrome is based. https://www.chromium.org/

You could also look into building an XBMC-based media center, it's quite easy: http://lifehacker.com/5929913/build-a-x ... spberry-pi


Thanks for the suggestions. I currently use XMBC (Kodi) and can't find a way to install a web browser on it to access the TV Player website. Does anyone if/how this can be done?

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Re: TV streaming services on a Raspberry Pi 3

Postby Blaquesmith » 11 Jul 2016, 08:55

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