Today I will show you where to get TV channel icons and how to configure them in Tvheadend.
Getting the icons
First step is to download icons from here (download SRP full and SNP full) and save them on your Linux box under
/home/hts/icons which can be done as follows (SSH and do):
mkdir -p /home/hts/icons cd /home/hts/icons wget -c https://github.com/picons/picons/releases/download/2021-05-07--18-07-55/snp-full.220x132-190x102.light.on.transparent_2021-05-07--18-07-55.symlink.tar.xz -O snp.txz wget -c https://github.com/picons/picons/releases/download/2021-05-07--18-07-55/srp-full.220x132-190x102.light.on.transparent_2021-05-07--18-07-55.symlink.tar.xz -O srp.txz tar xf snp.txz tar xf srp.txz mv snp-full.220x132-190x102.light.on.transparent_2021-05-07--18-07-55 snp mv srp-full.220x132-190x102.light.on.transparent_2021-05-07--18-07-55 srp rm -f snp.txz srp.txz
Now you should have a folder snp and srp inside
/home/hts/icons which contains a bunch of PNG files.
Note: If you got permission errors, you might want to try
sudo su - hts first.
Next step is to log in to your Tvheadend web interface as admin. You can find the interface on
http://<IP-ADDRESS>:9981/ and you can use Angry IP scanner if you’re not sure of the IP.
On your web interface go to Configuration > General > Base as seen below:
Then scroll all the way down until you see the channel icons (Picon) section and set the “Channel icon path” to
file:///home/hts/icons/snp/%C.png and “Picon path” to
file:///home/hts/icons/srp/ and don’t forget to set “Channel icon name scheme” to “Service name picons” as seen below:
Then click save at the top and we’re almost done!
Note: If you don’t see the “Picon” section, you might have to change the “View level” from “Basic” to “Advanced” (on the top right).
Now we need to set the new icons.
Setting the new channel icons
Go to Configuration > Channel / EPG > Channels
On the bottom right, select the “Channels per page” dropdown and choose “All”
Now select any channel (single click) and then hit control + A (or command + A on a Mac) to select all channels and then hit “Reset Icon” and hit “Save” on the left, as seen below:
Don’t forget to hit save!
Congratulations, you should now have nice channel icons!
That’s all there is to it. Happy TV watching!