HDHomeRun DVR now supports protected (DRM) channels on XBox One and some Windows 10 machines
SilconDust promised it, and it’s certainly taken longer than expected, but if you’ve been waiting for protected CableCARD content support from the HDHomeRun DVR you can finally dive in. If you have an XBox One, or are one of the lucky Windows 10 users where it works.
Details are a bit light on what separates the have/have nots on W10, but if you are one of the unlucky – you will need to get back into wait mode.
After a crazy amount of work we now have live TV protected channel support on XBox One!
This is a major milestone for us on the way to full DVR support.
Some Windows 10 systems will also play protected channels with this release. Quick test – check you are running the latest HDHomeRun app release from the app store (1.1.162.x) and try tuning a protected channel. If you get sound but no video then it can be made to work by installing the Windows DVD Player app from the Windows store ($15 paid app). If you get an ‘unable to play channel’ error then you will need to wait for our next app update for protected channels to work.
We are busy working to expand platform coverage and to release support for recording protected content.
More information and discussion can be found on our forum.
It is happening!