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Looking for the official HDHomeRun add-on for Kodi?

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Due to various changes that will soon break the original official HDHomeRun add-on for Kodi, and due to how popular some of the alternatives have been, Silicondust has decided to discontinue the official add-on. Here are some alternatives:


If you have an HDHomeRun DVR subscription: Use djp952's "Zuki" PVR add-on: viewtopic.php?f=88&t=71135
It will integrate the HDHomeRun DVR features with the native Kodi PVR features, with grid guide, recordings, setting up new recordings, etc.


If you do not have an HDHomeRun DVR subscription: Use the built-in/included Kodi HDHomeRun PVR add-on.
It will provide a day of free guide data, and even give you a grid guide format. Live TV only.

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Re: Looking for the official HDHomeRun add-on for Kodi?

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If you do not have an HDHomeRun DVR subscription: Use the built-in/included Kodi HDHomeRun PVR add-on.
It will provide a day of free guide data, and even give you a grid guide format. Live TV only.


Built in where ?

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Re: Looking for the official HDHomeRun add-on for Kodi?

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If you are using Windows, Mac or Android/FireTV, look under Addons -> Install from Repository -> PVR Clients -> PVR HDHomeRun Client

If you're using a Linux distribution for Kodi you have to install kodi-pvr-hdhomerun. (i.e. on Debian/Ubuntu based distributions run "sudo apt-get install kodi-pvr-hdhomerun")

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Re: Looking for the official HDHomeRun add-on for Kodi?

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kyl416 wrote: Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:33 pm If you are using Windows, Mac or Android/FireTV, look under Addons -> Install from Repository -> PVR Clients -> PVR HDHomeRun Client

If you're using a Linux distribution for Kodi you have to install kodi-pvr-hdhomerun. (i.e. on Debian/Ubuntu based distributions run "sudo apt-get install kodi-pvr-hdhomerun")
Yes I am running KODI 18 I hate doing the "sudo apt-get install kodi-pvr-hdhomerun" nothing is ever easy

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Re: Looking for the official HDHomeRun add-on for Kodi?

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Was this due to the switch to Python 3 with Kodi 19? That was the only change I know of as the add-on works for me.

I submitted a PR to support Python 3 to Github, but it removed support for Python 2.

I just tried out the PVR add-on and it seems to replicate the same functionality so I don't see much lost, but I don't mind submitting a better PR if you guys want to keep it going.

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Re: Looking for the official HDHomeRun add-on for Kodi?

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mooninite wrote: Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:45 pm Was this due to the switch to Python 3 with Kodi 19? That was the only change I know of as the add-on works for me.

I submitted a PR to support Python 3 to Github, but it removed support for Python 2.

I just tried out the PVR add-on and it seems to replicate the same functionality so I don't see much lost, but I don't mind submitting a better PR if you guys want to keep it going.
The big thing was that we have a bunch of new recording rule changes that will likely break things, and also the add-on doesn't currently support some existing situations like multiple DVR instances. The UI itself is based on older versions of the HDHomeRun app that we've strayed from (and we have some additional UI improvements in the pipeline that will go even further). Various little things kept adding up.

That being said, it is open source. If someone wants to take it over as an unofficial add-on (some of the logos and text might need to be changed to make this clear), that would be fine.

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Re: Looking for the official HDHomeRun add-on for Kodi?

Post by mooninite »

Understandable. I'm still getting used to the PVR interface, but the Python add-on interface had its charm and I was used to it as a multi-year user of it.

If you don't mind posting it in a read-only state with a note about support being discontinued that would be great. I have an old fork of it, but I do not have the very latest commits made earlier this year.

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