So, what is the HDHomeRun DVR service?
It’s our mission to simplify and change the way we watch and record live television. SiliconDust has created the ultimate live television viewing and recording software tool called the HDHomeRun DVR service. It enables the viewing and recording of your full over-the-air and cable TV lineup using your home network.
Our concept is that Live and recorded content can be watched from media devices with our brand new and innovative interface. And yes, it even works with protected content in the US*. The HDHomeRun DVR service doesn’t require an always-on PC (or additional media center software) – it works with network attached storage devices including the popular WD My Cloud products.
The best part? It requires practically zero configuration. With the HDHomeRun DVR service combined with current HDHomeRun products sold today, you will have the freedom to watch and record Live TV. Your way. On your terms.
*US will support protected/drm/access control content in a planned future release (this is in active development but is currently not supported). In all other regions unencrypted cable TV only, is supported.
We looked at the current media-PC way to record TV. It requires a fair bit of technical know how, high powered media PCs that need to stay on, and often pages of complicated setup.
Enter the HDHomeRun DVR service. Simply put, it’s the software that works with your playback and network storage devices adding the ability to watch, schedule and record Live TV. For your playback devices it’s an app that connects to your home network to give you access to Live TV and recordings. Playback devices include Windows, Mac, and Android systems, with additional support on Kodi and Plex.
For storage the recording engine runs in the background on your NAS box such as the WD My Cloud. More than one NAS box? Prefer to record to a Windows, Mac, or Linux PC? No problem. For content the HDHomeRun DVR uses one or more HDHomeRun TV tuners to receive TV from antenna or cable. In the US this includes all your premium channels using HDHomeRun PRIME (DRM content record and playback planned for a future release, and a key feature to add to
It’s a re-imagined DVR solution. It can be as simple as a laptop or as expansive as a multi-client, multi-NAS, multi-tuner masterpiece.
Zero-setup goal… install the app and you are running. Give it a few recording tasks and it goes to work.
Catchup with your favorite team.
With our subscription DVR solution you can set it to record all the games that only your team play, so you never miss a match again.
Once you’ve scheduled it to record, you can watch wherever you want in your home. To watch in the lounge, simply use a media streaming box, or an Android TV, running our DVR software and you can watch on the big screen.
The choice is all yours.
Make a workout seem less like hardwork.
With our DVR solution, that’s what you can do. When you’re busy with your workout, why not catch up on missed TV?
With the free version of our app, you can watch live TV. With the annual subscription DVR service you can watch, schedule and record to catch up, whenever suits you.
It’s for kids, not just big kids.
Our subscription DVR solution allows you to search by category, so why not record the whole series of your kids’ favorite shows and keep them entertained for hours.
Use your NAS drive to record the programs, so they can watch on any smart device around your home.
So, how does the DVR service work?
For Cord Cutters – FREE Over the air TV is received via antenna. For Cord Shavers – Cable TV is received via digital cable subscription.
Use HDHomeRun CONNECT or EXTEND for FREE over the air TV. Use HDHomeRun PRIME or EXPAND for digital cable TV and save on multiple box rental fees.
Use existing network storage for recorded content like your PC HDD or other compatible options like NAS, Android media box, USB 3.0 on Android TV, Mac or Linux.
HDHOMERUN DVR APP
Download our free app, available from our download page for desktop, or from all the popular app stores for smart devices.
Compare our DVR service
Our App, simply called HDHomeRun, allows you to watch live TV, and incorporates our patented electronic program guide (EPG) called Slice view™.
For a small subscription fee you can upgrade to the full DVR service which allows you to schedule, pause, record and rewind live TV. Some the features and benefits of this great new service are detailed below.
We allow your entire household to enjoy the benefits of our DVR Service for One Small Annual fee. We allow any number of users for playback on supported client software or devices. We allow any number of HDHomeRun Tuners from which you may record to your choice of supported local storage. We do not limit the amount of Stored content you keep on your choice of supported local storage. This is Not a Per User or Per Device fee.
|Feature||FREE app||Annual subscription|
|Watch Live TV|
|Full access to all receivable channels in your local area|
|Watch Live TV on multiple devices simultaneously|
|Electronic Program Guide (Slice view™)||
|Program image posters and synopsis|
|Schedule and Record Live TV|
|Pause and rewind Live TV|
|Watch Live TV and record another channel simultaneously|
|Search for programs by category|
|Record entire series|
|Pause on one device and resume watching on another|
|Follow your favorite team Set to record the entire season|
|COST (Early release to progress builds)||
*Currently $60 which includes your $35 annual first year. Your first year subscription fee will start upon release candidate publish.
Our DVR service works in following regions: (with more regions to follow shortly)
Supported HDHomeRun hardware
- HDHomeRun PRIME HDHR3-CC
- HDHomeRun CONNECT HDHR4-2US/2DT
- HDHomeRun EXTEND HDTC-2US
- HDHomeRun EXTEND HDTC-2US-M
- HDHomeRun EXPAND HDHR3-4DC
Download the Free app from these stores. HDHomeRun Branded apps are free, 3rd party apps may require purchase.
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It’s available for all your favorite devices & platforms
Windows 10 Universal
Our Universal App is available for all WINDOWS 10 Devices. Minimum specification: 2Gb RAM, Dual Core x86.
Record and Playback of DRM protected content coming soon.
XBOX ONE or ONE S
Our App is available for many Android Devices, minimum Android 4.4.2
Additional storage required for recorded content – with the exception of Nvidia Shield TV 500Gb which can be used for recording.
Record and Playback of DRM protected content coming soon.
NVIDIA SHIELD TV
AMAZON FIRE TV
SONY ANDROID TV (Android 6.0 and above)
AIR TV PLAYER
Our App is available for Apple desktop and laptop devices, with a minimum specification: OSX 10.7, 2Gb RAM, Dual Core x86
3rd party compatible apps are available for iOS and TVOS – Channels (for Live TV) and InstaTV Pro (for Live TV and DVR support). 3rd party apps will need to be purchased separately. DRM content viewing is not available on these platforms.
APPLE TV 4
3rd party media center applications
These 3rd party software solutions run on many different platforms, and support live TV from our hardware.
We have a DVR Add-on for KODI, and the other software products have their own DVR solutions.
DRM content viewing is not available on these platforms.
WINDOW MEDIA CENTER WINDOWS 7 AND 8.1
KODI W/OPEN ELEC FOR LINUX
These manufacturers all supply NAS (Network Attached Storage) that may be used for storing your recordings
Minimum spec: X86 or ARM based CPU, 256 Mb RAM, Must be running Linux and support SSH