Add-on:RTL-SDR FM Radio Client

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RTL-SDR FM Radio Client

Author: Alwin Esch, Team XBMC
Website: link
Type: PVR

Summary: FM Radio receiver based upon RTL-SDR as PVR addon for Kodi
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For Linux, see... Ubuntu PVR add-ons

Live TV, PVR & Radio Contents

PVR main page

1. Tuner Cards
2. Backends
3. Setup
4. Live TV Artwork

Related Pages:

All PVR Pages
All PVR Add-on Pages

FM Radio with RDS receiver based upon RTL-SDR as a PVR add-on for Kodi. With this you can turn your Realtek RTL2832 based DVB dongle into a FM radio receiver.


This add-on, which allows you to receive FM Radio with RDS on a very cheap USB DVB-T stick, relies on RTL-SDR that provides a software defined radio using the USB stick. Processing is performed on the CPU which can require a lot of CPU performance.

The add-on interfaces with RTL-SDR supported Realtek RTL2832U based USB receivers (see to decode an FM radio signal and send to Kodi the audio stream in float format and the RDS signal translated to UECP.

The add-on is usable since Kodi 15.0 and RDS support first came with Kodi 16.0.

Note! On Linux make sure the kernel module dvb_usb_rtl28xxu for DVB-T is not loaded, otherwise is it not usable for RTL-SDR!

External Links

RTL SDR FM Streamer

An alternative FM receiver based on RTL-SDR that doesn't use an add-on.