Broadway: a brand new way to watch live TV on your iPhone and iPad (and other mobile devices) – at home or around the world!
Broadway is a small stand alone device which connects to any TV signal and streams live TV wirelessly to mobile Apple® devices – the iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. Live TV can be watched over your home Wi-Fi network or it can be streamed over the Internet anywhere in the world where your Apple device has an Internet connection.
Broadway also works with Android phones and tablets, plus PCs and Mac notebooks and netbooks. Android devices need version 2.2 or later, while PCs and Macs just need a browser with Flash support.
How does Broadway work?
Broadway connects between your TV source and your home Wi-Fi network. Broadway takes your TV signal, converts it to format which can be displayed on your mobile device (the Apple iPad and iPhone use one format type, while Android, PCs and Macs use another), and then sends the converted TV signal to your home router. Your home router then transmits the live TV signal to your mobile device via Wi-Fi or the Internet.
Broadway contains a versatile TV tuner with support for cable and satellite set top boxes, ATSC over-the-air TV signals and unencrypted digital cable TV (clear QAM). If you use a cable TV or satellite set top box to watch TV at home, Broadway connects to the audio and video signals on the set top box. Then from your Apple device no matter where you are in the world, you'll have full control of the TV channel selected on the set top box via Broadway's "IR-blaster" technology.
Broadway has a built-in high quality H.264 HD video encoder, which turns your TV signal into a form which can be played on the Apple iPhone or iPad, or into a form which can be played on other devices such as Android or a PC or Mac.
Broadway is "always on" with extremely low power consumption. Connect Broadway to your TV source, put it in a corner and Broadway will always be ready to send your favorite TV programs to your mobile device, anywhere in the world!
Broadway can also stream live TV to a PC or Mac
All that's required to watch live TV on your Mac is Safari. Broadway converts the live TV signal to a form which can be watched in Safari. If you would like to watch live TV on a PC, you can use any PC Internet browser such as Internet Explorer, Chrome or Firefox.
Broadway set-up is as easy as 1-2-3:
Our distan.tv server makes the setup of Broadway a snap! You can now scan for TV channels and set up an Internet connection to Broadway
Broadway is a networked TV receiver which features a built-in cable ready TV tuner and set top box connections, a high definition H.264 compressor and a network connection with support for Ethernet and Wi-Fi using 802.11B or 802.11n.
Broadway converts and compresses the live TV signal to a Apple compatible H.264 video format (or Flash when transmitting to a Mac, PC or an Android phone) and streams it wirelessly to Apple® mobile devices via a home router. The Broadway router connection can be Wi-Fi or Ethernet
TV standards support by Broadway
New feature! Record your favorite TV programs to a USB thumb drive plugged into Broadway, and then playback those recordings!
If you already have Broadway, the new Record feature is available as a free download. Just go to their Broadway support page for more information.
Want to watch your home security camera, anywhere in the world?
Simply connect the A/V input on Broadway to a security camera, and then on your iPad you can switch between live TV and your security camera. Watch your security video on your mobile device, either over Wi-Fi or over the Internet!
* Note: While we talk about the iPad and iPhone here, Broadway also works with Android phones and tablets plus the iPod touch, PC and Mac. Broadway sends live TV to non-Apple mobile devices using Flash. Broadway determines which device it is sending video to, and changes the video format depending on the device type
Minimum system requirements
For watching TV outside the home
Your home router needs to be connected to Broadway and also connected to the Internet. An uplink speed of min. 256kbit/s is recommended and Wi-Fi hotspot or 3G connection where you want to watch TV on your mobile device.
System Requirements for Apple® devices
System Requirements for connection to a PC
System Requirements for connection to a Mac
|TV Standards||S-Video or composite video connection to a cable TV or satellite set top box
ATSC reception in HD and SD
ClearQAM Digital cable TV (in areas where available)
|Network Support||Ethernet and Wi-Fi using 802.11b or 802.11n|
|Dimensions||145 x 160 x 44 mm
5.7 x 6.3" x 1.7"