Watching TV

To watch content you will need a device connected to your local network (such as a smart TV, streaming box, PC, laptop, smart phone, tablet, etc) and one of the following options:

Option Live TV Watch DVR1) Set DVR2) OTA Cable TV DRM3) Notes
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes4) Android TV, Fire TV, Android, iOS, iPadOS, MacOS, Windows 10, Xbox One.
Yes Yes No5) Yes No No Roku devices running Roku software 9 or later.
Yes No No Yes Yes Yes6)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Yes No No Yes Yes Maybe7)
Yes No No Yes Yes No This is the legacy app for use with Windows 7 and 8. This version of the HDHomeRun app is not maintained anymore due to Windows 7 going end-of-life in 2020. For users who can't upgrade to Windows 10, please use the HDHomeRun add-on for Kodi for better support.
Other third party apps


1) Watch existing recordings when using the HDHomeRun DVR service.
2) Set new recordings from the app/interface, when using the HDHomeRun DVR service.
3) DRM-restricted channel support when using US-based cable TV HDHomeRun products
4) DRM-restricted channel support depends on the specific platform. Please see the DRM page for details.
5) Recordings can be set from another device, such as a PC, tablet, or smartphone, when using the HDHomeRun app. Those recordings can then be viewed on the Roku channel
6) Must use the HDHomeRun input Live Channels source rather than the “network tuner” Live Channels source.
7) DRM-restricted channel support is limited to some DLNA clients, such as the Playstation 3 and some Samsung smart TVs.
  • Last modified: 2019/10/19 23:24