You must have a device based on an Intel CPU architecture. It must support Ubuntu 20 LTS. If you have concerns about your hardware please contact your hardware vendor and ask about their support for Ubuntu. If additional drivers are required TelemetryOS will not work since it is locked down and there is no ability to add drivers to the operating system.

This device will be dedicated to TelemetryOS. Installing TelemetryOS will wipe out anything else you have on this device.

TelemetryOS requires a mimimum of 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. You should also have at least a dual core and relatively modern CPU. WiFi is optional and we recommend you use ethernet instead for network stability.

We highly recommend the Fitlet2 as the hardware platform of choice. We've tested it and found it to be an inexpensive and reliable device.

USB3 Drive

You'll need to obtain a USB3 drive for installation on one or more devices. Please make sure you buy a USB3 (not USB or USB2) drive for performance reasons. Use the blue USB3 port on the computer. If you dont do this then installation can be quite slow.

Installation Steps

Please follow the installation steps below to install on your device.

1. Download ISO

Download the TelemetryTV ISO from the download link below to your Mac, Linux or Windows desktop computer.

2. Download Balena Etcher

You'll use Balena Etcher to 'burn' the ISO image to your USB3 Drive. Download this and install it on your desktop computer.

3. Burn ISO File

Follow the instructions within Balena Etcher and burn the ISO image to your USB drive. Once complete remote the USB drive from your computer.

4. Boot Device From USB

Turn off your device you're going to be installing TelemetryOS on and insert the USB Drive in to the USB3 socket (blue socket) in the device. Please be aware that installing TelemetryOS will wipe out anything else on the device.

Turn on the device and select the USB drive from the boot options menu (Press F7 on the Fitlet2 to show the boot selection menu, other devices may vary).

Wait for the device to boot from the USB drive.

5. Install TelemetryOS

Select Install TelemetryTV Player and wait several minutes for the installation process to complete. The device will reboot during this process and finally will shut down once complete.

6. Start up Device

Start up the device and let it boot. It will show the configuration screen. Configure the WiFi or ethernet. Ensure that the networking says active before continuing. You may provision at this point or complete in order to pair.

Note that if you dont want to use WiFi and then plug in an ethernet connection the setup screen will auto-advance to the pairing screen after a 30 second timeout.

7. Complete!

You're now ready to use the device.

Returning to Setup Screen

If you need to return to the setup screen at any time you can right click to get the application menu or press ctrl-s on an attached keyboard to show the setup screen.

A Note About TelemetryOS Certified Devices Program

A TelemetryOS Certified Device seal will be granted to customers who use TelemetryOS compatible devices that are listed on our hardware page. The TelemetryOS Certification represents lab-tested devices that meet our minimum performance requirements that run on TelemetryOS

Devices that are listed under the Certified Device Program include: 

  • Minisforum N40 Mini PC

  • Raspberry Pi 4

  • Intel NUC

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