TV-Browser gets the daily TV program from the internet and shows it clearly aranged – like a printed TV guide. An internet connection is only necessary during the data update. You can not use TV-Browser to watch TV.

TV-Browser is free and open source, it provides more than 1000 channels. This simple tutorial is going to show you how to install it in Ubuntu 12.10 and 12.04.

To get started:

Open Ubuntu Software Center, then navigate to Edit -> Software Sources… -> Other Software tab. Click Add and type in this code to add the getdeb repository.

deb precise-getdeb apps

This is for Ubuntu 12.04. For ubuntu 12.10, change the release code name to quantal.

Hit Ctrl+Alt+T, copy and paste following commands into terminal and hit run to install key:

wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -

Finally, update and install tv-browser.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install tvbrowser

For now, the latest version of TV-Browser is 3.2.1, you can also directly download the .deb package from its official website:

tvbrowser_3.2.1 -1_all.deb