Android TV based DVR
Announcing the release of HDHomeRun RECORD for Android TV - a complete Android TV based DVR. Install on an NVIDIA SHIELD PRO (500GB) for DVR recording and playback in one box. You can watch on the SHIELD, on another Android device, or any platform with HDHomeRun VIEW. For other Android TV boxes you can connect a pocket-sized WDC 3TB Passport drive for storage.
Note: we recommend using an NVIDIA SHIELD or similar high performance Android TV box with Ethernet and USB 3.0 interfaces.
This week we released an important UI update for HDHomeRun VIEW adding the new top-level-recorded (TLR) page. TLR gives you a fast way to browse most-recently-recorded, shows, movies, and sports grouped by series:
For sports, you can now record your favorite teams. When you create a recording task you will be asked if you want to record all games, or games with a specific team playing - select your team and all matching games will be recorded.
You can now delete recordings! You can tell the DVR to delete (and don't re-record), or you can tell the DVR to delete and record the episode again.
Improvements and fixes
There have been a 38 release posts since January - lots of improvements and fixes over this time. If you haven't updated this week, now would be a good time to install the latest HDHomeRun record engine.
Windows/OSX for recordings: download and install the latest Windows or OSX installer from our forum.
NAS for recordings: run HDHomeRun Setup on a Windows machine, click on the NAS Install button on the DVR tag. Repeating the NAS install process will download and install the latest record engine on your NAS.
There are three mission-critical items to release before RC - protected channel support (DRM), HDHomeRun VIEW for OSX, and live TV pause/rewind support.
Protected channel support has been quite a frustration. We have live TV working in our Windows Universal app for Windows 10 however we can't release it because Microsoft does not allow a Windows Universal app to request/verify HDCP operation (required to meet the protection requirements). We are investigating a workaround which we think has a reasonable chance of working but is consuming time and resources.
Protected channel support on Android is nearing release. We will be releasing live TV support first, with recording support to follow next month.
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