Amazon Upgrades The Fire TV Recast to Support External Hard Drives

When the Fire TV Recast, the DVR for antennas from Amazon, first launched it did not support external storage. Now Amazon has updated the Fire TV Recast DVR to support external hard drives. This means you can now expand the storage of your Fire TV Recast DVR by adding an external hard drive.

Now in the settings for the Fire TV Recast DVR you will find an option to add external storage. If you have a hard drive connected to the USB port on your Recast it will allow you to format your hard drive to be used for DVR storage.

The one downside is you can not pick where the DVR recordings are stored. According to Amazon “Your recordings will be recorded on either the internal hard drive of the Fire TV Recast or the external drive. You cannot choose where your recordings are stored.”

Once you add a new hard drive you can see the total storage available by going to:

  • On your TV: On any Fire TV streaming media player or Fire TV Edition television, go to Settings > Live TV > Live TV Sources > Fire TV Recast > DVR Storage.
  • On the Fire TV mobile app, navigate to Settings > Fire TV Recast > About > Internal Storage.

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