Installing the DVR storage software to a NAS using a Windows PC

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The HDHomeRun Setup application for Windows has an install tool, allowing users to install the DVR storage software to their NAS from their Windows PC.

Before you continue, make sure you have the following:

Make sure your NAS meets the following requirements

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

Step 1

Download and install the latest HDHomeRun Windows Setup software (not the Windows 10 store App):

Be sure to download a fresh copy of the Windows Setup app, especially if you need to update an existing install.

Step 2

Launch the HDHomeRun NAS install program:

Run HDHomeRun Setup, go the the DVR tab, and click the NAS Install button.

Step 3

Select your NAS from detected devices:

The application will auto-detect possible NAS devices on your network using UPnP. Double click on your NAS device to continue.

Step 4

Create a share named “HDHomeRun”:

If there is not already a share named HDHomeRun you will see the message “Please create a share named HDHomeRun”.

The install program will auto-detect when the share has been created and continue to the next step.

Step 5

Enable SSH access and log in:

If SSH access is not enabled you will see the message “Please enable SSH access”.

The install program will auto-detect when SSH has been enabled and then ask you to enter your username and password.

Security: Some NAS products use a default username and password for SSH. If this is the case for you, the NAS should be on a home network firewalled by a home router. It may also be a good idea to disable SSH on your NAS when not using the NAS install tool.

Step 6


The NAS Install program should download and start the HDHomeRun DVR software and report SUCCESS.

Note: The current release of the NAS Install program will enable auto-start on WD MyCloud devices. On other NAS devices, the DVR storage software will not automatically start. If you reboot or power cycle the NAS you will need to run the NAS Install program again to restart the HDHomeRun storage software.

Once you finish setting up a DVR storage device, see our guide link below for instructions on using the DVR features in the HDHomeRun app.
Instructions on using the DVR features in the HDHomeRun app

Users can switch from the stable version to the beta versions of the DVR software to their NAS by going to

  1. Click on the Advanced tab
  2. Enable “Check for beta updates when checking for updates”
  3. Click Apply
  4. Click back to the DVR tab and then follow the normal NAS install steps outlined on this page.
  • Last modified: 2019/12/28 07:43