Get Digital TV Guide in Ubuntu 14.04 with TV-Browser

July 29, 2014 — Leave a comment

TV-Browser Ubuntu 14.04

TV-browser is a free and open-source app which gets the daily TV program from the internet and shows it clearly arranged – like a printed TV guide. An internet connection is only necessary during the data update. It provides more than 1000 TV stations and 100 radio channels.

TV-browser works on Windows, Linux, MacOS, OS/2 with Java runtime minimum version 6.0.

TV Browser in ubuntu 14.04

The latest release has reached v3.4. According to the release note:

The new version 3.4 of TV-Browser brings many new features that were often suggested like showing of program numbers or yers on our to do list. TV-Browser 3.4 makes it easy to install new icon themes directly in TV-Browser. The Favorites can be viewed filtered and can be created as filter themself.

TV-Browser 3.4 also fixes bugs so it will run even better than the previous version. We suggest to update to TV-Browser 3.4 as soon as possible, to profit from the new features an bug fixes.

Install TV-browser in Ubuntu:

As the app depends on Java, first install OpenJDK from Software Center. Or install Oracle Java through Webupd8 PPA.

Then download the package (tvbrowser_xxx_all.deb):

Download TV-Browser

Finally double-click on the package in file browser to open it with Ubuntu Software Center and click the install button.

Once installed, open it from Unity dash or Launcher. It will guide you to install plugins, choose channels, etc.

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