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FreetuxTV – free and open source application for viewing and recording TV channels, listening to radio for Linux


  • It is possible to watch Internet TV and listen to the radio;
  • There are a large number of TV channels and radio stations;
  • It is possible to make a recording from a TV channel or radio station. There are 3 possible video encoding/compression formats: Theora, H. 264, and MPEG-2;
  • Proxy support;
  • It is possible to add manually: Internet channels and radio stations;
  • It is possible to apply various effects to the video stream to improve the image;
  • Full-screen and windowed playback;
  • Support for multimedia keyboard keys;
  • Adding new channel groups from M3U playlists;
  • Import and play TV and radio channels from Tvheadend;
  • Playback functions: play/pause, stop, switch channels (next/previous), change volume.

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The software FreetuxTV is available for installation on Linux.

Installation methodOS
PPAUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
DebUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
RPMopenSUSE, Rosa Linux, Mageia, ALT Linux, Fedora, CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and others

*Ubuntu (GNOME), Kubuntu (KDE), Xubuntu (XFCE), Lubuntu (LXDE)

Install Software via PPA repository

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:freetuxtv/freetuxtv
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install freetuxtv

Install Software via Deb package

Install Software via RPM package

Software Information

Language Interface:English, Russian, Deutsch, Spanish, French and others
Description version:0.6.8
Developer:FreetuxTV Contributors
Programming language:C, GTK+
License:GPL v3

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