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How to Install FreetuxTV on Ubuntu 20.04 | 22.04 LTS

In this guide, we will show you how to install FreetuxTV on Ubuntu systems.

FreetuxTV is a VLC -based program for receiving Internet TV and radio in various languages. Recording of current programs and time-shift viewing are some of the useful program features. The program is still under development, but many well-known radio and television stations can already be used. The list continues to grow.

Install FreetuxTV

Follow the steps below to get started with FreetuxTV:

  • Update your Ubuntu system packages with running the below command:
sudo apt update -y && sudo apt upgrade -y
  • FreetuxTV package is not available on Ubuntu base repository. So You can install it via APT PPA method by importing and installing the PPA as follows:
#Stable PPA FreetuxTV
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:freetuxtv/freetuxtv -y

#Ubstable PPA FreetuxTV
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:freetuxtv/freetuxtv-dev -y
  • Execute an APT update to reflect the newly imported PPA.
sudo apt update -y
  • Now install the application
sudo apt-get install freetuxtv -y

Access FreetuxTV

  • Access FreetuxTV through the command line by running the command
  • Also you can search on the system search bar by typing FreetuxTV as follows
  • It will synchronize the list of TV channels before being launched as follows:
  • Also you will have to “Add a group” category for your channels.

You can select one from a list of “Languages/Channel groups” that are predefined, or better yet.

For example, i will add Arabic web TV and Radio

  • Successfully added as shown below
  • Now trying to play any channel as follows:

That’s it, Enjoy


In this guide, we illustrated how to install FreetuxTV in UBuntu Systems.



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