HDHomerun Viewer No Longer Working on my Android Box

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RF2016
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HDHomerun Viewer No Longer Working on my Android Box

Post by RF2016 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:02 pm

HDHomerun Viewer No Longer Working on my Android Box 6.01 OS

For some strange reason the HDHomerun Viewer/ App just stopped working 2 days ago.

Nothing new was installed, or removed, when this happened.
I tried uninstalling it, and then reinstalling it through GooglePLay.

When I click on the icon to start the app, all I get is a black/blank screen.


It has been working fine for the longest time....

Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Thank You

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Re: HDHomerun Viewer No Longer Working on my Android Box

Post by jasonl » Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:47 pm

We are investigating issues with the interface not loading on Android boxes running old OS versions (6 and earlier).

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Re: HDHomerun Viewer No Longer Working on my Android Box

Post by Ken.F » Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:14 pm

jasonl wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:47 pm
...Android boxes running old OS versions (6 and earlier).
It's not just the Android boxes. I'm getting the black screen on my Android 5.0.1 phone.

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Re: HDHomerun Viewer No Longer Working on my Android Box

Post by RF2016 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:23 pm

Well I guess it brings me "some" comfort that I am not the only one experiencing this issue..

If that make any sense....

Overall, its odd, because nothing was updated....so how can that happen, where one clicks on the app to start it up, and the screen goes blank/black....

The software is solely reliant on external "internet" network sources just to start up the app every time?

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Re: HDHomerun Viewer No Longer Working on my Android Box

Post by acefuture » Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:45 pm

I'm having the same trouble on my android TV box (Beelink Mini MXIII II running Android version 6.0.1). HDHomeRun app has run smoothly for past two years until 7/17/19. Now, when I click on the icon to start the app I just immediately see a completely black screen. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the HDHomeRun app, clearing my devices cache, etc and nothing helps.

Interestingly the HDHomeRun android app is running fine on my LG G4 phone running Android version 6.0. It is also running fine on my Samsung tablet running Android version 4.4.2. I'm glad to see that others are experiencing my problem and that Silicon Dust is aware of the situation. Hopefully they can provide a fix quickly.

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Re: HDHomerun Viewer No Longer Working on my Android Box

Post by Zerocool » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:32 pm

I don't know if this is related but it had this issue on my fire tv stick just now. Nothing I did work. Until I unplugged the power from the hdhomerun box and plugged it back in and loaded the app and everything came back.

Just like yours. Before, I was getting a solid black screen. Usually you see it load the device and it sees it. This wasn't the case.

So see if that works. Unplug the power cord to the hdhomerun box and see if that fixes it. It did for me. Hope this helps.

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Re: HDHomerun Viewer No Longer Working on my Android Box

Post by RF2016 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:51 am

Zerocool wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:32 pm
I don't know if this is related but it had this issue on my fire tv stick just now. Nothing I did work. Until I unplugged the power from the hdhomerun box and plugged it back in and loaded the app and everything came back.

Just like yours. Before, I was getting a solid black screen. Usually you see it load the device and it sees it. This wasn't the case.

So see if that works. Unplug the power cord to the hdhomerun box and see if that fixes it. It did for me. Hope this helps.


Thank you, I appreciate the info you have provided to try.
I have gone through power resets, even disconnecting it for at least 20 seconds....
Tried uninstalling the app, reinstalling it.

Odd thing is that it still works fine on my Windows PC....

The other odd thing is that on the same Android box that I have Kodi ( with the HDHomerun Viewer Plugin) and HDhomerun App installed on its own.

The HDhomeRun App within Koid, still works, the HDhomerun app that resides as its own app to start, doesn't work.

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Re: HDHomerun Viewer No Longer Working on my Android Box

Post by Lupo » Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:26 am

Also on my Amazon Fire HDX 7" tablet the app hangs at a black screen since the recent update...

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Re: HDHomerun Viewer No Longer Working on my Android Box

Post by RF2016 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:16 am

Lupo wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:26 am
Also on my Amazon Fire HDX 7" tablet the app hangs at a black screen since the recent update...

Interesting, that many people are experiencing this issue, on multiple devices.
For me, I didn't perform any updates on the Android box. ( do not know if anythhing was "pushed" to the box) I only have HDHomerun, and Kodi on it....

To me it seems to be from the postings, from what I am seeing so far, they are all older OS devices....

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Re: HDHomerun Viewer No Longer Working on my Android Box

Post by toppinglift » Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:28 am

Hi All,

I actually started another thread about this issue before signcarver gave me a link to this thread. I had the exact same problem with my Android box over the weekend. I have since switched over to Kodi (Kodi 18), but the "official" HDHR add-on from the Kodi repository does not appear to provide a progress bar to FF for recorded content (but operates normally otherwise) and the "unofficial" add-on Simple HDHR operates very well, but will only FF after the content has been recorded, so you cannot FF before that time if you wanted to watch without commercials before the program is over.

Has that been anyone else's experience? Thanks.

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Re: HDHomerun Viewer No Longer Working on my Android Box

Post by Ken.F » Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:32 am

toppinglift wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:28 am
...and the "unofficial" add-on Simple HDHR operates very well, but will only FF after the content has been recorded, so you cannot FF before that time if you wanted to watch without commercials before the program is over.
Try djp952's unofficial Kodi PVR. It works great.
viewtopic.php?f=88&t=71135

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Re: HDHomerun Viewer No Longer Working on my Android Box

Post by jasonl » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:03 pm

An update that improves functionality on old Android versions is now available. Please open the HDHomeRun app, press play/pause 13 times to bring up the settings screen, and turn on Early access to new features, then press back. Does it now load?

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Re: HDHomerun Viewer No Longer Working on my Android Box

Post by toppinglift » Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:44 am

Hi jasonl,

Thanks for fixing this--it works perfectly--much appreciated! I am also looking forward to your final work on the Roku DVR, the Live beta works well.

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Re: HDHomerun Viewer No Longer Working on my Android Box

Post by toppinglift » Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:50 am

@Ken.F,

Thanks for the Kodi advice. I read about the HDHR "unofficial version" but have not tried it out yet because I tried downloading the add-on directly from Kodi but could not find the user. djp952 when I did a user search. He contacted me and wrote that I would have to sideload the add-on and not download it within Kodi.

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Re: HDHomerun Viewer No Longer Working on my Android Box

Post by Ken.F » Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:26 am

toppinglift wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:50 am
He contacted me and wrote that I would have to sideload the add-on and not download it within Kodi.
FWIW, you only need to sideload to install it the first time. It can be updated from within Kodi.

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