Import TVE channels into Live Channels


How would I download this guide data here to try and use it? The only options are to the Shield.

I believe there's a better way than building my own xml. it exists right there on my shield already. I need to get that file downloaded, or locate it on my shields file system.

GET /devices/ANY/guide

Then you have to take that JSON, and transform it into XMLTV.

There is an example here of converting JSON to XMLTV

In the latest pre-release build, you can now use /devices/ANY/guide/xmltv?duration=3600 to get the next hours worth of data in XMLTV format.


is this for android live channels? if so, what's the point of this? why not just use the channels app?

Thank you kind sir!

I have a Hauppage USB tuner, and it is not supported. It was the only way.

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How were you able to download the M3U playlists for Xfinity? I'm interested in getting the TV-Go Channels linked up through the web into Channels. I'm very new to this and so if there is info out there that I can look at to find out more, I'd be happy to look. Thanks!

Are you asking how to export an M3U?

Add to a browser and then tell it where to save:

You can also change "ANY" to "TVE-nnnn" , "M3U-nnnn" or the serial number of an HDHR tuner

If you intend to use the Channels app, none of this will apply to you, just go to your DVR server in a browser and add xfinity as a source.

Oh gotcha. I thought you were using a custom M3U to import xfinity sources into the channels app. I was interested in doing a direct source from the xfinity stream site like I've seen peopledoing with Pluto. Certain channels aren't available with TVE that the stream site has available.

I haven't downloaded the software yet. I just haven't found the time with Christmas & such yet. But I've been fascinated with this & have tried to learn what I can. Seems I completely misunderstood your point on this thread haha.

It yields the same channels either way.

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You can try searching for information on web scrapping to extract m3u links from web sites. Looks like a lot of work but I think its the direction you were looking to go.

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Web scraping is something I've needed to learn for a while now. Seems like a project worthy of taking on. I wasn't going to re-invent the wheel if someone already figured it out though.

I was trying to do what you are trying to do and used this as a reference:

I ended up installing Bluestacks, and the Stream app, and was able to snoop out the .mpd manifest when playing a channel. That was all I got to until I discovered Channels DVR and was like, OK, and called off the investigation.

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I seen a project on gethub a while back for doing this with another paid subscription service using your own credentials. I think it was for ustvnow. There may information there to start. I didn't give it a good look i was looking for something else when I came across it.

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Well, my journey has come to an end. Both Vigo & Xfinity (both of which I have access to are DRM protected). So I can grab the video file stream, but I can't get anything outside of a browser to play it. So ultimately, you'd have to set up a headless browser to act as a server as a middle man to grab the stream and send it off to channels. It would definitely be a vanity project just to prove I could do it. Maybe later haha, if there is still a need. There are only a couple of channels that don't do TVE anyway. Nickelodeon being the main one for my kids.

I'm using this command:
curl -XGET ""

By any chance is there a way to specify a channel or ChannelID to narrow down the results?