Raspberry Pi TV HAT

Raspberry Pi TV HAT

This add-on board lets you receive digital DVB-T2 TV streams on your Raspberry Pi to view them or stream them over a network to other devices

  • Getting started
  • Specifications
  • Software & OS
  • Compliance

To get started you’ll need:

  • Any 40-pin Raspberry Pi (including Pi Zero and Zero W, provided they have headers soldered)
    • Any Raspberry Pi can be used to stream to other devices
    • A Raspberry Pi 2 or 3 (or later) is recommended for viewing TV on the Pi itself
  • A suitable aerial to receive broadcast TV (not provided)

We’ve put together a downloadable step-by-step guide to Getting started with the TV HAT, which walks you through the complete setup process.

The Raspberry Pi TV HAT has a DVB-T2 and DVB-T tuner on board, which allows you to receive and decode digital television streams on your Raspberry Pi.

  • Sony CXD2880 TV tuner
  • Supported TV standards:
    • DVB-T2 (1.7MHz, 5MHz, 6MHz, 7MHz, 8MHz channel bandwidth)
    • DVB-T (5MHz, 6MHz, 7MHz, 8MHz channel bandwidth)
  • Reception frequency: VHF III, UHF IV, UHF V

PRODUCT BRIEF, MECHANICAL DRAWINGS, AND SCHEMATICS

HARDWARE SPECIFICATIONS

More detailed information on Raspberry Pi hardware is available.

OBSOLESCENCE STATEMENT

The Raspberry Pi TV HAT will remain in production until at least January 2023.

Software installation

Operating system

Raspbian Stretch (or later) is required for using the TV HAT. Download the latest version of Raspbian here.

For how to install Raspbian, see our online guide to Getting started with your Pi.

Software

The software we recommend for decoding TV streams and viewing content is TVHeadend. Instructions for setting this up are in our  guide to Getting started with the TV HAT.

Media player support

  • Kodi
  • OMXplayer
  • LibreELEC

Compliance

The Raspberry Pi TV HAT has undergone extensive compliance testing and meets the following European standards:

  • Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (EMC) 2014/30/EU
  • Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive 2011/65/EU

View and download global compliance certificates for Raspberry Pi products.

If you purchase a TV HAT, you must have the appropriate licence or approval to receive broadcast television in the country of intended use.