What is Broadway?
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. PCs and Macs just need an Internet browser with Flash support such as Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox or Google Chrome. Android devices need version 2.2 or later.
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, the Broadway package also includes the TVCenter 6 software for Windows. TVCenter makes it easy to watch, pause and record live TV. Now you can watch live TV on your Mac or PC, anywhere you have a Wi-Fi or Internet connection!
Broadway set-up is as easy as 1-2-3:
- Connect your TV source to Broadway: cable TV or satellite set top box, antenna or TV coax cable
- Connect Broadway to your home router (Wi-Fi or wired)
- Open a browser on your Apple device and type in http://distan.tv
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 the ultra-fast 802.11n wireless standard.
Broadway converts and compresses the live TV signal to a Apple compatible H.264 video format and streams it wirelessly to Apple® mobile devices via a home router. The Broadway router connetion can be Wi-Fi or Ethernet.