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HDHomeRun VIEW app

Live TV can be viewed with our own HDHomeRun View app (which is supported on Windows / Mac or Android devices such as phones, tablets, Kindle Fire, FireTV Box, Nvidia Shield and other supported Android TV devices).

Launch the HDHomeRun VIEW application. It should start playing live TV automatically. Click anywhere, tap the screen, press space/up/down, or start typing a search term to bring up the channel list and our patented Channel Slice guide viewer.

Supported Hardware

  • HDHomeRun PRIME (HDHR3-CC)
  • HDHomeRun CONNECT (HDHR4-2US/2DT)
  • HDHomeRun EXTEND (HDTC-2US-M)
  • HDHomeRun EXPAND (HDHR3-4DC)

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HDHomeRun DVR app

DVR Progress Builds in process
(Public release not available at this time).

Our highly anticipated HDHomeRun DVR is in the development phase. We are testing and adding features with regular progress builds. Not all planned features or user experiences are complete.

Features such as DRM (for protected cable content), Live TV Pause, Trick Play modes, favorite client device or software plugin / UI, may not be available with the current progress build, however all features discussed below in our description are planned for actual public release and ongoing updates.

We are offering early access to progress builds (to include a 1 year subscription to Guide Data at time of Public Release) with the understanding that this is not yet a final product build.

If you choose to purchase access now, you will be part of a select group of users enjoying the benefits of recording your favorite shows and seeing the ongoing progress builds of HDHomeRun DVR before public release. If you prefer to wait for the final product, we encourage you to sign up for our mailing list so you are made aware upon announcement.



Currently available for the following regions:

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With plans to support more of Europe over time.

Supported Hardware

  • HDHomeRun PRIME (HDHR3-CC)
  • HDHomeRun CONNECT (HDHR4-2US/2DT)
  • HDHomeRun EXTEND (HDTC-2US-M)
  • HDHomeRun EXPAND (HDHR3-4DC)
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Watch and record live TV. Your way.

It’s our mission to simplify and change the way we watch and record live television. SiliconDust is readying the ultimate live television viewing and recording software tool called HDHomeRun DVR. 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. HDHomeRun DVR doesn’t require an always-on PC (or 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 HDHomeRun DVR combined with current HDHomeRun products sold today, you will soon have the freedom to watch and record Live TV. Your way. On your terms.

So, what is the HDHomeRun DVR?

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 HDHomeRun DVR. 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.

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.

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So how does HDHomeRun DVR work?

You need a HDHomeRun TV tuner, something with the disk space for recordings, and something with a screen to watch on.

Classic media PC (or Mac) approach – the HDHomeRun provides the TV stream and your media PC provides the storage and screen. Unlike Windows Media Center, the same media PC is also a server for the other clients on your network.

Or you can do away with the always-on PC – use a NAS box instead. The HDHomeRun tuner plus NAS box handles all your recordings… watch from your laptop, your Android tablet, your Android TV box. You can also use your Kodi or Plex media player.

Want more recording hours? Upgrade or add another NAS box to your network. Clients see the collective-set of recordings from all devices. When upgrading you can simply copy your recordings to your new box.

Nas requirements

  • x86 or ARM based CPU.
  • 256MB RAM minimum.
  • Must be running Linux.
  • Must support SSH access.

How will HDHomeRun DVR be supported?

We are making the player app available for:

Windows
Apple
Linux
Android

Linux supported by KODI video Add On

And on additional Media Center platforms:

Kodi

We are making the storage/record engine available for:

Windows
Apple
Linux
WD
qNap
Synology

We are launching our solution to the following regions:

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With plans to support more of Europe over time.

Supported Hardware

  • HDHomeRun PRIME (HDHR3-CC)
  • HDHomeRun CONNECT (HDHR4-2US/2DT)
  • HDHomeRun EXTEND (HDTC-2US-M)
  • HDHomeRun EXPAND (HDHR3-4DC)


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App Compatibility

The InstaTV Pro for iOS app supports direct streaming from HDHomeRun devices on iOS devices. More information is available on the InstaTV website. InstaTV Pro for iOS is available on the iTunes App Store.

The InstaTV Pro for iOS app supports direct streaming from HDHomeRun devices on Android devices. More information is available on the InstaTV website. InstaTV Pro for iOS is available on the iTunes App Store. InstaTV Pro for iOS can also be used with the InstaTV Server software running on a Windows PC, which converts the stream into a lower-data-rate format that is more suitable for playback over wifi.

Elgato’s EyeTV app can be used with a Mac running the EyeTV software to stream live and recorded TV from an HDHomeRun on iOS devices. EyeTV is available from Elgato and the EyeTV app is available from the iTunes App Store.

The InstaTV Pro for Android app supports direct streaming from HDHomeRun devices on Android devices. More information is available on the InstaTV website. InstaTV Pro for Android is available on Google Play. InstaTV Pro for Android can also be used with the InstaTV Server software running on a Windows PC, which converts the stream into a lower-data-rate format that is more suitable for playback over wifi.

The HomeRunTV app supports direct streaming from HDHomeRun devices on Android devices. HomeRunTV is available on Google Play.

The Tune N’ View app for Google TV supports direct streaming from HDHomeRun devices on compatible Google TV devices. Tune N’ View is available on Google Play.

The HDHRFling app uses your Windows PC to convert video from the HDHomeRun into a format suitable for streaming to your Roku device on your local network or to Android and iOS devices home or away. For more information see the HDHRFling website.

Portable device apps are not provided by nor supported by Silicondust. Access is limited to non-copy-protected channels.