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The ultimate DVR experience. A simple & cost effective way to record and watch TV on media devices around your home. TV on your terms.
3,969 backers pledged $370,280 to help bring this project to life.

August Update

Posted by Nick Kelsey, Silicondust USA Inc (Creator)

XBox One

Big news!

We have been working with Microsoft and the XBox team to get the HDHomeRun app to XBox One. The HDHomeRun app was published a short while ago and will be available through the app store on the XBox in the next 24 hours.

Both the XBox One Media Remote and the game controller are supported.

Windows 10 Phone

Earlier this month we released support for Windows 10 Phone through the app store. You can now use your Windows 10 Phone to watch live TV, discover new shows, schedule recordings, and watch everything recorded.

To install or upgrade click here, or search for HDHomeRun in the app store. The latest release is

Windows 10 Desktop

Today marks the 43rd release of the HDHomeRun Windows 10 app through the app store. Keyboard media keys and the on-screen-display media controls are now supported, along with a number of important playback improvements.

To install or upgrade click here, or search for HDHomeRun in the app store. The latest release is and is now simply named HDHomeRun (previously HDHomeRun VIEW).

Apple Mac

In July we released the new HDHomeRun app for Mac with DVR support. This is a major milestone for Mac - you can now use your Mac as a DVR.

The latest August release has a number of bug fixes and performance improvements - you can download the latest release here.

Android & Android TV

The HDHomeRun app for Android is now available through the Google app-testing program here. The latest releases add Live Channels support for watching Live TV through the Google Live Channels app.

2016 model Sony TVs with Android TV are now supported. We expect the 2015 model Sony TVs with Android TV to be supported in the near future with a firmware update for the TV.

We are working hard verifying compatibility across devices and completing the finishing work needed to release on the app store. We are targeting app store availability end of this month (2 weeks). Feedback welcome - please post a thread on our forum.

Samsung RUI

In June we released support for accessing the HDHomeRun DVR direct on a Samsung 2016 smart TV using the UPnP RUI protocol. A few weeks ago Samsung pushed a firmware update to the TVs that disabled the RUI feature.

We are in contact with the right people at Samsung and are working to encourage a positive solution.

Remaining Critical Features

The two critical features that remain under development are Pause/FF/RW of live TV and support for protected channels.

Goal is to have Pause/FF/RW of live TV released end of this month (2 weeks).

Support for protected content is an ongoing time-consuming headache which we are making progress on.

Staying up to date

As always, the latest information can be found on our support forums here. Feedback helps - please start a new thread and let us know what is working and what isn't.

If you like the Windows 10 app please consider writing a quick review on the Windows app store. Every positive review helps.

Things are coming together.

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    1. Joseph Danko on

      I joined the Kickstarter campaign last year. My Windows 10 VIEW App does not display the RECORD button. Do I need to renew my subscription?

    2. Daryl Jurbala on

      Again not a single mention of the promised Plex client that was the only reason many of us contributed to this campaign.

    3. Joe Gasz on

      How can it be said 'we are making progress on protected content' when in the last update (May 2016) we were told there was a work around that has a reasonable chance of working? I think more details about that progress should be given.
      What happen to the work around? Did that fail? Is there a new work around that is being looked into? Are you working with Microsoft to get an exception to DHCP? Was SD just too busy to work on this function?

      Since this is a show stopper for a big portion of the backers more details would be appreciated on this item that is 11 months overdue.

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      PC on

      Where is the plex client which you promised to kick starter backers prior to me committing to send money on hardware that to this day remains useless to me.... Your lucky your not a real company otherwise your many unsatisfied backers mifht have some recorded beyond waiting in vain for you to fullfil promises which you have made.... If for any reason your thinking of purchasing products or services from this outfit, don't waste your money as they remain unable to ship software to people who backed their project on the assumption they would deliver what they pledged :(

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      scott lindahl on

      Over promised, under delivered. A year later and this is barely useable.

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      Eric Toop on

      What about iOS an Apple TV???

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      Thomas Marullo on

      Is there any update on a plex client?

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      Spencer Metz on

      Thanks for the update to the Kickstarter for HDHR DVR. I am very happy with the progress for the Windows 10 and Android apps. Several issues with playback of recordings were addressed in the recently. The feature additions of the progress bar and mapping media controls for Windows keyboards is deinitely a plus. I pulled out two different Logitech keyboards and tested the media keys successfully on both in the Win 10 app. The biggest pleasant surprise was that the SEARCH key on both Logitech keyboards works in the live channel listings and the Discover ttab of HDHR DVR app. (takes 2 taps because the SEARCH checks the Win 10 Cortana Search box first.) FF has worked like a charm during the Olympics. My 2 TB WD Mycloud has been keeping up surprisingly well. I don't have any Apple products so I cannot report on them.
      Thanks for the progress.

    9. Kris Clegg on

      SO proud of you and your team Nick. Just like you said, I really can see things coming together and greatly appreciate your dedication to this space when all of the industry forces are against you.

      Means a lot that you continue the fight to get all of us access to the protected channels we pay for anywhere we want to watch them. I know it can't be easy, but your commitment is very much appreciated. You're our only hope!

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      WC Epperson on

      This is good progress. But until protected channels are usable in Live TV and DVR, this is not a useful package for me. I need that to be able to migrate from Windows Media Center.