Maplin Digital TV Tuner for Android - Micro USB Connection

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About this product


  • Watch and record TV on your Android device
  • No internet connection required
  • Extremely small and light receiver

Product overview

• Watch and record TV on your Android device
• No internet connection required
• Extremely small and light receiver
• Automatic channel scan for DVB-T channels
• Supports Android Ice Cream Sandwich or newer
• Minimum power consumption
• No extra power supply or battery required

Turn your Android device into a portable television! Use the Air DTV App to enjoy live TV anywhere you go. The compact TV tuner connects directly to your Android device and receives digital TV(DVB-T) via its supplied miniature telescopic antenna. Air DTV Mobile doesn’t need an internet connection so you can enjoy live TV as long as you want, without touching your data plan. Plus you can use the on board EPG to record programs and watch back later.

• Android TV dongle
• Telescopic antenna
• Rod antenna
• MCX adapter
• Quick user guide

System Requirements
• Android device with a dual-core CPU and NEON support (e.g. Tegra3)
• Android 4.0.3 ("Ice Cream Sandwich") or later
• Micro USB port
• DTT/Freeview/DVB-T coverage
• High definition channels, encrypted programs and DVB-T2 broadcasts are not supported

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Idea It is very simple to use and works really well and we live in a area with quite a poor tv signal Im very pleased with it But it plugs into where the charger goes so How do you keep the tablet charged up when using the tuner for a longer time ??
Date published: 2014-12-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It really does work! Bought a couple of days ago to use in my caravan with a Lenovo Yoga 2 tablet. Opened the box to find packaging disturbed, item scratched and an extra short printer lead and no quick user guide!!!! So I guess it is a "return". After finding no User Guide download available on the Maplin site, I persevered with the installation and bingo, got the device working via the AIRdtv app. It works so well (even with the caravan aerial), I am not even going to complain about Maplin's shoddy service. One downside is the is that the unit covers the volume control on the Lenova, so I have ordered a short microUSB extender lead on EBay. The Lenova is well endowed with battery power, so this has not been an issue on my test.
Date published: 2015-07-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Incredible Prestigio 8" tablet with 3G. Not being on the list of compatibles, I checked up with the ARM site for NEON compatibility, and then rushed my order, which arrived two hours ago. Setting up was easier than on my room tele. Plugging in the small telescoping aerial, I got nine stations when within a yard of the window. The house has North & South windows and is within line of sight & about 40 miles from Blackhill Transmitter. With my normal aerial it was something like 90 stations. The picture and sound quality is extraordinarily good. The receiver is so small that I nearly put it out with the wrapping. Scanning channels and setup of epg was quicker than on said TV. My one grumble is that the tuner is very power hungry and with no way of connecting a charger while in use?
Date published: 2015-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Tried the PCTV in the past which broke really easy. This is alot cheaper version (price), but better build quality. And generally a better performer. Would highly recommend.
Date published: 2014-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from TV dongle that actually works This little TV dongle is quite amazing. I was surprised at the simple set up and ease of use. The number of channels you can get depends, very much, on your wi-fi signal. With a strong signal I can get all of the channels. Don't blame the device if you can't get all the channels. The ONLY negative is the micro usb connection. It is not very secure for a device of this nature.It wobbles. That aside I am delighted I bought it.
Date published: 2016-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product Bought while on special offer! Connected to Archos Gamepad 2 using the iDTV Mobile TV app, also works on air DTV . Not in a strong signal area but downloaded 90 stations, another great buy from Maplins.
Date published: 2015-03-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor I bought this after being assured that it would work on a Hudl 2. It didn't.
Date published: 2017-06-07
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Would this work in Spain?

Asked by: Alan
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item in your intended application, I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-12-11

Is this based on the RTL2832U

Asked by: Willywombat44
This the Maplin Digital TV Tuner for Android, not aware of the other unit you speak of I'm afraid.
Answered by: Neil G
Date published: 2017-03-22

Hello, can this device be used on my apple laptop and watch TV without WIFI connection ?

Asked by: Tiza
No, I am sorry but the item will not work for this use.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-02-24

i went to two maplins branches to try it ( Maplin Digital TV Tuner for Android - Micro USB) out, my tablet is asus tf300 - connection micro hdmi - is there a way to connect this device to my tablet. Any adapters available - even different( transfer)speed

Asked by: hope
We cannot guarantee compatibility with your product but please make sure you are plugging the device into your Micro USB port on the tablet.
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-11-15

Will this micro usb tv tuner work with a HTC Desire 820

Asked by: Gill
As long as the device has USB host support, then this should work fine with any Android device running Android 4.0 or later.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2016-09-01

Downloaded air to and it's not receiving any channels, I live in a city so unsure the answer to this

Asked by: Kerz
The suite of channels you will receive is entirely dependent on the type of aerial used and the signal strength of the transmitter in your area, a good test is to connect to a rooftop aerial using the MCX converter if you get channels with that you at least know that the device works. If it will not tune in with the mini aerial then you are simply in an area with weak signal.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2018-01-27

Works great with Samsung galaxy tab 4 but gets a bit hot especially at the base of the aerial is this normal 

Asked by: mick f
This service is open for frequently asked questions, In order for us to best assist you with any issue you may have with a product please contact our technical team on the details below: 0333 400 9500 or email
Answered by: Brad
Date published: 2018-01-27

Marlin digital TV tuner for android, what is the name of the app or apk use for this device?

Asked by: Gap1048
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2018-01-27
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