Setting up DVR storage on QNAP

Before you continue, make sure you have the following:

If you have a Windows PC, you can use our HDHomeRun setup application to install the DVR storage software to your NAS device.

Step 1

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

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

Enable SSH access:

If SSH access is not enabled you will see the message “Please enable SSH access”. To do so, log into the QNAP web interface and click on the “Control Panel” icon.

Step 5

Then click on the “Telnet / SSH” icon.

Step 6

  1. Enable the “Allow SSH” checkbox
  2. Then click “Apply”

Step 7

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

For QNAP NAS's, you will log in with the same username and password that you use for the web interface.

Step 8

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”. To do so, open the “File Station” icon on the QNAP web interface.

Step 9

  1. Click on the folder plus sign
  2. Then click on “Shared Folder”

Step 10

  1. For the name use
  2. Then click “Create”

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

Step 11


The NAS Install program should download and start the HDHomeRun RECORD engine and report SUCCESS.

Don't forget to turn SSH back off when you are done.

Note: The current release of the NAS install program will not automatically start the DVR storage software if power is lost or the system reboots. You will need to run the NAS Install program again to restart the DVR storage software.

If you cannot use the normal Windows install tool, you can also install the HDHomeRun DVR software using this community package:

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

  • Last modified: 2022/11/09 04:15