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 ====== Kodi ====== ====== Kodi ======
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-<​lead>​Kodi is a free and open source media player designed for living room TVs (using a "​10-foot interface"​ and remote-friendly controls) that contains many features and functions. It is a third party application that can access HDHomeRun hardware in a number of ways, including the official HDHomeRun add-on for Kodi, which is maintained by Silicondust.</​lead>​+<​lead>​Kodi is a free and open source, multi-purpose ​media player designed for living room TVs (using a "​10-foot interface"​ and remote-friendly controls) that contains many features and functions. It is a third party application that can access HDHomeRun hardware in a number of ways, including the official HDHomeRun add-on for Kodi, which is maintained by Silicondust.</​lead>​
  
 ===== Official HDHomeRun add-on for Kodi, by Silicondust ===== ===== Official HDHomeRun add-on for Kodi, by Silicondust =====
-Kodi is a multi-use media player that can play back many different things from many different sources. Kodi itself contains no content, but it does contain an "​add-on"​ system, which is like having mini video apps within Kodi. Silicondust maintains an official HDHomeRun add-on for Kodi that replicates most of the look and feel of our normal official app, but with the added flexibility of being supported on additional devices and platforms that can run Kodi. This includes the HDHomeRun [[DVR]] service. This allows us to support platforms such as versions of Windows older than Windows 10, as well as major Linux-based desktop operating systems.+<WRAP indent>​ 
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 +Kodi itself contains no content, but it does contain an "​add-on"​ system, which is like having mini video apps within Kodi. Silicondust maintains an official HDHomeRun add-on for Kodi that replicates most of the look and feel of our normal official app, but with the added flexibility of being supported on additional devices and platforms that can run Kodi. This includes the HDHomeRun [[DVR]] service. This allows us to support platforms such as versions of Windows older than Windows 10, as well as major Linux-based desktop operating systems.
  
 ==== Installing Kodi ==== ==== Installing Kodi ====
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   - Go to https://​kodi.tv/​download   - Go to https://​kodi.tv/​download
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 You can also install a Kodi-centric OS onto devices such as a Raspberry Pi or old PC using options such as LibreELEC or OSMC. These are third party operating systems that boots directly into Kodi, allowing you to use various hardware to become a Kodi "​set-top-box"​ connected to your TV. For more information about these options see https://​kodi.wiki/​view/​Raspberry_Pi You can also install a Kodi-centric OS onto devices such as a Raspberry Pi or old PC using options such as LibreELEC or OSMC. These are third party operating systems that boots directly into Kodi, allowing you to use various hardware to become a Kodi "​set-top-box"​ connected to your TV. For more information about these options see https://​kodi.wiki/​view/​Raspberry_Pi
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 ==== Installing the HDHomeRun add-on ==== ==== Installing the HDHomeRun add-on ====
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 When using a fresh install of a recent version of Kodi: When using a fresh install of a recent version of Kodi:
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 The add-on will now download and may take a moment to complete. ​ The add-on will now download and may take a moment to complete. ​
  
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 ==== Using the Official HDHomeRun add-on for Kodi ==== ==== Using the Official HDHomeRun add-on for Kodi ====
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 From the Kodi home screen, using the default "​skin"​ (which can be customized and unused options removed, **see [[https://​kodi.wiki|Kodi'​s documentation for more information on this]]**) there are two common ways to access the HDHomeRun add-on: From the Kodi home screen, using the default "​skin"​ (which can be customized and unused options removed, **see [[https://​kodi.wiki|Kodi'​s documentation for more information on this]]**) there are two common ways to access the HDHomeRun add-on:
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 === Controls === === Controls ===
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   * Click or tap on the screen to bring up the user interface   * Click or tap on the screen to bring up the user interface
   * Channel Slice – select a channel on the channel list, use the left/right arrows or drag the channel to the left to enable Channel Slice. Non-DVR subscribers will have access to 4 hours of guide data. DVR subscribers will have access to 14 days.   * Channel Slice – select a channel on the channel list, use the left/right arrows or drag the channel to the left to enable Channel Slice. Non-DVR subscribers will have access to 4 hours of guide data. DVR subscribers will have access to 14 days.
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   - Recording - If the user has an HDHomeRun DVR subscription,​ they can access past recordings here.   - Recording - If the user has an HDHomeRun DVR subscription,​ they can access past recordings here.
   - Tasks - If the user has an HDHomeRun DVR subscription,​ they can view the upcoming recording schedule here.   - Tasks - If the user has an HDHomeRun DVR subscription,​ they can view the upcoming recording schedule here.
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 ==== Auto-start the HDHomeRun add-on whenever Kodi starts ==== ==== Auto-start the HDHomeRun add-on whenever Kodi starts ====
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 If you only need to use Kodi for accessing your HDHomeRun, you can simplify the set up to start the add-on right away: If you only need to use Kodi for accessing your HDHomeRun, you can simplify the set up to start the add-on right away:
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 <wrap tip>You can also use the Kodi "​**[[https://​kodi.wiki/​view/​Add-on:​Keymap_Editor|Keymap add-on]]**"​ to program Kodi to quit when pressing the back button on your remote, while viewing the home screen.</​wrap>​ <wrap tip>You can also use the Kodi "​**[[https://​kodi.wiki/​view/​Add-on:​Keymap_Editor|Keymap add-on]]**"​ to program Kodi to quit when pressing the back button on your remote, while viewing the home screen.</​wrap>​
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 ===== Unofficial Kodi add-ons ===== ===== Unofficial Kodi add-ons =====
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 Please note, this section is for the convenience of our customers. As these are programs maintained by third parties, Silicondust cannot guarantee their operation or performance. Please note, this section is for the convenience of our customers. As these are programs maintained by third parties, Silicondust cannot guarantee their operation or performance.
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 <​lead>​There are a number of community-maintained Kodi video add-ons that can access an HDHomeRun.</​lead>​ <​lead>​There are a number of community-maintained Kodi video add-ons that can access an HDHomeRun.</​lead>​
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 ==== HDHomeRun Simple ==== ==== HDHomeRun Simple ====
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 This add-on can be found inside the built-in Kodi.tv add-on repository. It provides a simple directory-listing style add-on for accessing HDHomeRun tuners on the network, as well as the DVR service. This add-on can be found inside the built-in Kodi.tv add-on repository. It provides a simple directory-listing style add-on for accessing HDHomeRun tuners on the network, as well as the DVR service.
  
 For instructions on setting up this add-on, **see: [[https://​kodi.wiki/​view/​Add-on:​HDHomerun_Simple]]**. For instructions on setting up this add-on, **see: [[https://​kodi.wiki/​view/​Add-on:​HDHomerun_Simple]]**.
-==== Built-in Kodi "PVR" ​add-on ====+ 
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 +==== Built-in Kodi PVR add-on ==== 
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 This "​PVR"​ (Personal video recorder, another term for DVR - digital video recorder) add-on is built-in to Kodi, but is not an official add-on maintained by Silicondust. It allows HDHomeRun tuners to show up in Kodi's native DVR/PVR interface and use the same windows and controls. ​ This "​PVR"​ (Personal video recorder, another term for DVR - digital video recorder) add-on is built-in to Kodi, but is not an official add-on maintained by Silicondust. It allows HDHomeRun tuners to show up in Kodi's native DVR/PVR interface and use the same windows and controls. ​
  
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 For instructions on how to set up this DVR/PVR add-on, **see: [[https://​kodi.wiki/​view/​PVR]]**. For instructions on how to set up this DVR/PVR add-on, **see: [[https://​kodi.wiki/​view/​PVR]]**.
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 +==== zuki PVR add-on ==== 
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 The "​zuki"​ PVR/DVR add-on is similar to the build-in Kodi PVR/DVR add-on, in that it ties the HDHomeRun into Kodi's native DVR features. However, this add-on takes one step further and provides full access to the HDHomeRun [[DVR]] service, allowing the user to access recordings and pause live TV. The "​zuki"​ PVR/DVR add-on is similar to the build-in Kodi PVR/DVR add-on, in that it ties the HDHomeRun into Kodi's native DVR features. However, this add-on takes one step further and provides full access to the HDHomeRun [[DVR]] service, allowing the user to access recordings and pause live TV.
  
 For instructions on setting up this add-on, **see: https://​forum.Silicondust.com/​forum/​viewtopic.php?​f=88&​t=71135** For instructions on setting up this add-on, **see: https://​forum.Silicondust.com/​forum/​viewtopic.php?​f=88&​t=71135**
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 ===== Other methods ===== ===== Other methods =====
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 === UPnP/DLNA === === UPnP/DLNA ===
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 In addition to using video and PVR/DVR add-ons, Kodi can also act as a UPnP/DLNA client and access an HDHomeRun device that supports that feature. This is a very basic list-based view that is limited to just live TV, without any guide data, but can be used without installing anything extra in Kodi.  In addition to using video and PVR/DVR add-ons, Kodi can also act as a UPnP/DLNA client and access an HDHomeRun device that supports that feature. This is a very basic list-based view that is limited to just live TV, without any guide data, but can be used without installing anything extra in Kodi. 
  
 For instructions on how to use UPnP in Kodi, **see: [[https://​kodi.wiki/​view/​UPnP/​Media_source]]**. For instructions on how to use UPnP in Kodi, **see: [[https://​kodi.wiki/​view/​UPnP/​Media_source]]**.
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 === Third party DVR/PVR "​backend"​ === === Third party DVR/PVR "​backend"​ ===
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 When an HDHomeRun is paired with a third party DVR software program, such as NextPVR, MythTV, or Tvheadend, Kodi can function as a client for these systems using the built-in Kodi PVR/DVR features. When an HDHomeRun is paired with a third party DVR software program, such as NextPVR, MythTV, or Tvheadend, Kodi can function as a client for these systems using the built-in Kodi PVR/DVR features.
  
 For instructions,​ **see: [[https://​kodi.wiki/​view/​PVR]]**. For instructions,​ **see: [[https://​kodi.wiki/​view/​PVR]]**.
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