Android TV Live Channels DVR

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breezytm
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Android TV Live Channels DVR

Post by breezytm » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:53 am

Hey SD Team,

So I have been helping two neighbors come over to the dark side. They seen my setup and really like it. They are ready to get their prime but they have a question which I do not know the answer to so I figure l’ll just ask you guys. Will SD ever support the DVR integration in ATV Live Channels? A timeline is not necessary.

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Re: Android TV Live Channels DVR

Post by 3579mike777 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:58 am

Keep in mind that virtually all cable companies hate cable cards. They only keep offering and supporting them because of laws.

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Re: Android TV Live Channels DVR

Post by foxbat121 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:39 pm

breezytm wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:53 am
Will SD ever support the DVR integration in ATV Live Channels?
It works today as long as you only have one Prime on the network. But if your question is about DRM recording, it will never happen (not up to SD, that is the job of Google).

I have two Primes and the ATV Live Channels got confused and constantly reset the configuration (like every 5 minutes) so much so that I have to disable the app on all my ATV boxes.

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Re: Android TV Live Channels DVR

Post by breezytm » Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:49 pm

I don’t see how would that be google’s job. ATV Live Channels provide APIs. It is up to the company integrating with it to make use of them. Just like today ATV Live Channels app does not support DRM viewing though the network tuner beta but it does when using HDHomeRun app as an input. I want to know if SD HDHomeRun as an input to Live Channels will support the DVR. I already know as network tuner beta it already support DVR with non-DRM channels.

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Re: Android TV Live Channels DVR

Post by foxbat121 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:48 pm

The DVR is part of the Lives Channels. Yes, there are APIs for video source. But DVR is part of the Google's own implementation that does not support DRM, nor is it certified by CableLabs.

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Re: Android TV Live Channels DVR

Post by breezytm » Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:44 pm

Oh okay. I don't know since I never looked too deep into the API accept a little bit when TVHeadend was trying to do timeshift with Live Channels. I know in the past SD has worked with the Live Channels team to make some great things happened. Hence the question. I want to provide all the information that I can before advising someone to pull the plug. I mean the switch from cable boxes to HDHomeRun is not cheap. There is an upfront cost.

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