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FRITZ!Box 6490 Cable Service
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Configuring the FRITZ!Box for television reception

The FRITZ!Box has four tuners for cable TV (DVB-C) that can transmit ("stream") four TV programs to network devices in the home network at the same time. Any tablet, smartphone or computer with a compatible media player (for example FRITZ!App TV, VLC media player) installed on it can be used to select and play programs. If the media player supports it, an electronic program guide, teletext, and the option to select subtitles and sound tracks are available in addition to playing the program.

Important:Some cable providers do not support this function. In this case, the menu item "DVB-C" is not available in the FRITZ!Box user interface.

Requirements / Restrictions

  • A maximum of six network devices can play the TV program or programs at the same time.
  • A maximum of four different TV programs can be played on different network devices at the same time.
  • Encoded TV programs (for example private HD programs, pay TV) are not transmitted.

1 Configuring the FRITZ!Box

Start the channel search to configure the stations or add new stations:

  1. Click "DVB-C" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Channel Search" in the "DVB-C" menu.
  3. Click "Start Channel Search".

2 Configuring a network device

To play IP streams, an app or software must be installed on the desired network devices:

Important:The app or software must be able to receive RTP streams (Real-time Transport Protocol).

  1. Install a suitable app on Android and iOS devices, for example FRITZ!App TV.
  2. Install suitable software on a computer with Windowsor macOS, for example VLC media player.