For years Silicondust’s HDHomeRun has been a great option for cord cutters to stream their antenna to devices like the Fire TV. One thing that was lacking was an official Roku channel. You could use workarounds like Plex to use your HDHomeRun on Roku but many wanted an official Roku channel. Now Silicondust has announced that they are working on a Roku Channel for select Roku Players and Roku TVs.
Here is the post Silicondust made in their forums about the new Roku channel:
We are in the process of submitting a Roku app with support for Live TV from ATSC.
The app requires a Roku TV or a Roku Ultra connected to a TV / home theater system with AC3 support via HDMI. Most TVs other than Samsung support AC3 via HDMI.
The Roku app does not support trick play, playing recordings, or cable TV at this time.
(we have it playing recordings internally but until the Roku player supports ff/rw the feature isn’t useful)
No date has been set but this post on Silicondust’s forms from a Silicondust employee does lineup with what we have been hearing for some time now. From the wording, it sounds like Roku still has not approved the HDHomeRun Roku Channel. That review process could take days or as long as months depending on what if anything Silicondust needs to change for approval.
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