ClearStream TV Record

ClearStream TV Now Turns Any Antenna Into a WiFi Enabled Antenna With Recording


A few months ago Antenna Direct launched ClearStream TV a dongle that can turn any TV into a WiFi antenna. Today Antenna Direct announced that they are adding the ability to record to their ClearStream TV app. Now with the Fire TV, Android, and iOS streaming devices ClearStream TV can record shows, rewind live TV, and fast forward through commercials on recorded whos.

Now on the ClearStream TV menu, you will find a record button as you watch your show. That will give you the ability to record shows for latter. You will also get the ability to pause live TV and rewind to make sure you never miss a moment.

Below are a few Recording features:

  • Watch your recorded programs at your leisure. No WiFi or internet is needed! Bring your recorded shows with you, on your smartphone or tablet, anywhere you go.
  • See your recorded program details and sort your recordings by date, title, most recent, and more!
  • 2 hours of recording equates to approximately 3 GB of storage when recording in standard definition. It is recommended that you check for available storage space in the settings menu on your streaming device prior to recording a TV program.
  • Delete your watched shows to free up space and record more programs.

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  • TaiPeng

    So it connects to the antenna not the the TV’s USB port. It does not require an internet connection.

    • Me

      Correct you will need wi-fi though.

      • IBWTF

        Is the App on Roku?

        • Me

          Yes, but honestly you could have looked that up yourself on your roku.

          • I very much doubt the TV recording feature will be available on Roku though.

        • TexMarque

          Roku does not have sufficient memory for recording. A phone or tablet would do; the app has no presetting for timed recordings, it’s manual.

      • Fred Koot

        So you would get the 4hr dumb guide data only with no internet.

  • Me

    My biggest beef is each TV needs one of these things, which is a pain, but also this is $100. So 4 TVs that’s $400

    • ChanceDM

      Not exactly. It depends on how many TVs you plan on using this with at one time. One ClearStream will work with multiple TVs (provided they have app support in TV or connected device), you just can only use it on one TV at a time.

      • Me

        The point is to use it on more than 1 TV at a time.

        • TexMarque

          4 TVs is a lot. 2 at a time would probably be optimal with one on 2.4 GHz and the other on 5 GHz wi-fi. It would still be $400, tho. Even tho you don’t need the DVR function, you would still have it if using a phone or tablet with sufficient memory.

        • ChanceDM

          Yes, hence the “It depends on how many TVs you plan on using this with at one time.” Do you plan on watching antenna TV on 4 TVs at a time? If so, then yes, it would cost $400.

      • TexMarque

        Clearstream says if you use a splitter on the antenna, one to the ClearstreamTV and the rest of the ports to TVs by coax. You can still use only one channel for the ClearstreamTV to a tablet, phone or streaming device. This would work OK in my situation where 3 TVs are already on coax, the 4th actually could use the ClearstreamTV.

    • Well yeah, but if you want that, a Tablo OTA DVR would be a better fit. The main point of this product seems to be to provide a less expensive alternative to Tablo devices.

      • Me

        Not interested in a DVR. Just the ability to stream OTA signal.

        • So what prevents you from hooking an antenna directly to any of your TVs?

          You could use a Tablo OTA DVR just for watching live TV as well. There’s no requirement that you record what you watch with it.

          • Me

            large outdoor antenna is needed. Don’t live the big city. Prefer not t have bunches of wires. call me silly. Lind of the point of wi-fi and cell phones don’t you think?

          • TexMarque

            I assume that you already have the “large outdoor antenna” because I am assuming that you are watching OTA TV so this should not be a problem. If you aren’t watching OTA TV at this time, this product is not your solution.

    • David Batten

      For $99 you can get an HDHomeRun Connect Duo with 2 tuners or for $150 you can get an HDHomeRun Connect Quattro with 4 tuners.
      Only the HDHomeRun Connect’s need an Ethernet connection. But with the ClearStream TV device’s size and not having an external antenna. I don’t put too much faith in it using a week Wi-Fi signal.
      There is a good selection of far better options for the $100 cost.

      • Me

        The antenna has to be connected to the HDHomerun and that needs to be wired to the router. Which means all 3 need to be near each other. Once again defeating the purpose.

  • Fred Koot

    No charge for the Dvr service?

  • Fred Koot

    There is a bundle price with a free antenna

  • Heyace37

    Spent a little time at the Antennas Direct website. 2 hours of standard def recording will use 5 GB, not 3, according to their FAQ. Also, to be clear, this will record live TV only – you can’t set it to record something in the future. You have to press record real time while on the channel you want.

    It’s also not clear if it will play back a recorded file while that file is being recorded. There’s no mention of pausing live TV, either. I’d be interested to know…if I record a 3 hour football game, can I start watching it while the recording is still in progress? I don’t get the impression from their FAQ that you can; it’s carefully worded to say “watch it later,” etc.

    Maybe someone who tries this can let us know.