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HDHomeRun on Kodi the easy way. Automatically finds all the compatible HDHomeRun devices on your network, collects available channels, and starts showing TV. Pressing select or right brings up the episode guide, where you can see what's on, and what's coming next. Pressing back brings up DVR and Options. DVR provides a simple intuitive interface to record and watch your favorite shows when you want to.
To install this add-on you must do so from the Add-on manager from within Kodi by going to:
- Install from repository (v15/v16) / Get add-ons (v14)
- Kodi add-on repository
- Video Add-ons
2 What is HDHomeRun
HDHomeRun is made by SiliconDust and is a stand-alone networked TV/HDTV tuner box. The HDHomeRun can either connect with over the air TV signals or with cablecard, and then stream the channels over a network to supported clients, such as Kodi.
2.1 Supported models
- HDHomeRun CONNECT (HDHR4-2US)
- HDHR4-2DT (coming soon)
- HDHR3-4DC (w/o European TV Guide at the moment)
- HDHomeRun EXTEND (HDTC-2US)
- HDHomeRun PRIME (HDHR3-CC copy-freely channels only)
2.2 Unsupported models
- Remote and game controllers
- Show guide - Select button or move right →.
- Show options and Search - Context menu or move right → when the guide is visible.
- Channel changing - Using up/down arrow keys and enter/select will allow the user to select which channel they want and then go to that channel.
- Direct channel input - If using a remote with a keyboard, numbers + enter/select will allow the user to go directly to that channel number. For example, 1+2+3+↵ Enter will go to channel 123. For sub-channels, insert a period .
- Show guide - tap screen or swipe left.
- Show options and Search - Swipe left when guide is visible.
- Exit - Because this add-on doesn't include the traditional GUI, when using with a tablet, exiting the add-on requires a two-finger swipe to the left.
- Show guide - Enter or right →.
- Show options - C key or right → when guide is visible.
- Direct channel input - Numbers + enter/select will allow the user to go directly to that channel number. For example, 1+2+3+↵ Enter will go to channel 123. For sub-channels, insert a period .
- Show guide - Left click
- Show options and search - Right click
4 Video demo
LON.TV review of the HDHomeRun Live TV Kodi add-on
The settings for the HDHomeRun add-on can be accessed by:
Be sure to select Okay when you are done changing settings in order to save those changes.
- Confirm exit
- on by default
- Disables the prompt asking if you really want to edit when escaping/existing out of the add-on.
- Stop video on exit
- on by default
- Prevents the current channel from continuing playback after existing the add-on.
- Enable enhancements for touch devices
- off by default
- Currently allows 'flinging' of the guide when swiping up and down by using a different display method. Uses more CPU when enabled.
- Show full detail on all guide items
- off by default
- Shows full information on all channels when the guide is visible, such as summary, rather than only showing the details for the currently selected channel.
- Guide auto-hide delay seconds (0 = never hide)
- 0/never by default
- Allows you to hide the channel info and guide when the guide is manually displayed by pressing select or left.
- Transcoding profile
- HDHomeRun EXTEND only
- Selects what transcoding profile to use for the video feeds.
- Show DRM channels
- HDHomeRun PRIME only
- Shows channels in the guide that Kodi cannot play due to restrictions imposed by your cable provider.
- Enable debug logging
- Enables extra data that is saved to Kodi's debug log. This is used for troubleshooting and bug reporting for the add-on.
6.1 Do I need to provide EPG data?
- Nope. SiliconDust pays for providing the EPG (electronic programming guide), channel icons, and other data from FYI Television.  This data is downloaded directly onto your HDHomeRun unit and the add-on loads that data from there.
6.2 Can the add-on record video?
- Currently, no. The add-on is just for viewing live TV.
7 Links and further reading
- SiliconDust press release - http://blog.fyitelevision.com/2015/03/hdhomerun-kodi-add-on-brings-gorgeous.html
- SiliconDust announcement post - https://www.silicondust.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=87&t=18949
- SD support forum for the add-on - https://www.silicondust.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=87
- Kodi.tv blog announcement post - http://kodi.tv/addon-spotlight-hdhomerun-live-tv/