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.
*DRM protected Cable TV channels in the USA are available to be viewed Live via Windows 10, Android and Apple iOS devices. Record, playback and other platforms coming soon.
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.
Pause on one device and resume on another.
With our multi-user, multi-room, multi-device solution that’s what you can do. Start watching a recording on one screen… continue on another.
It’s Seamless Viewing™ for free-to-air or cable HDTV that the whole family can enjoy.
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.
DRM protected Cable TV channels in the USA are available to be viewed Live via Windows 10, Android and Apple iOS devices. Record, playback and other platforms coming soon.
|Feature||FREE app||Annual subscription|
|Watch Live TV|
|Automatic channel rescan|
|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|
|5.1 Dolby Surround|
|Closed Captioning (CC)|
|Secondary Audio Programming (SAP)|
|Pause and rewind Live TV|
|Search for programs by category|
|Schedule and Record Live TV|
|Watch Live TV and record another channel simultaneously|
|Record entire series|
|Pause on one device and resume watching on another|
|Follow your favorite team Set to record the entire season|
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/2IS
- HDHomeRun CONNECT DUO HDHR5-2US/2DT
- HDHomeRun CONNECT QUATRO HDHR5-4US/4DT
- HDHomeRun EXTEND HDTC-2US
- HDHomeRun EXTEND HDTC-2US-M
- HDHomeRun EXPAND HDHR3-4DC
- HDHomeRun EXPAND HDHR5-4DC
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. Can play Live DRM protected content from your cable provider included in your cable subscription.
XBOX ONE and above
Our App is available for many Android Devices, minimum Android 4.4.2. Can play Live DRM protected content from your cable provider included in your cable subscription.
NVIDIA SHIELD TV
SONY ANDROID TV (Minimum Android M)
AIR TV PLAYER
Our App is available for Apple desktop, laptop devices, iPads and iPhones, with a minimum specification: OSX 10.11, 2Gb RAM, Dual Core x86, iOS version 11 minimum (works with all HDHomeRun products). Can play Live DRM protected content from your cable provider included in your cable subscription on iOS only. DRM content viewing for MacOS and TVOS coming soon.
APPLE TV 4 (using AirPlay mirroring)
Amazon Fire TV
Our App is available for compatible Amazon Fire devices, Fire TV OS television and Fire TV Stick (Gen 2).
AMAZON FIRE TV BOX
AMAZON FIRE TV STICK (GEN 2)
AMAZON FIRE TV EDITION
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
INSTA TV (for Apple TV 4)
CHANNELS (for Apple TV 4)
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