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Configure Plex to Stream Live TV From HDHomeRun PRIME

If you read the title, you may be asking yourself how this is possible.  First, we all know Plex is designed to stream video and audio that has already been downloaded and stored.  It is not, and was not, designed to stream anything live. Well, today that all changes.

If you are an HDHomeRun PRIME user, your HTPC options have now become somewhat limited.  Especially for those of us that were Windows Media Center users.  With the release of Windows 10 and the demise of Windows Media Center, wonderful applications like ServerWMC are no longer viable solutions.  KODI has an official addon release for the HDHomeRun PRIME and it is good enough for me, but what if you don’t want to use KODI?  What if you want to use Plex?

After a TON of searching, I found a plugin that will allow us to play the streams  broadcast by the HDHR Prime through Plex.  To make this even more exciting, Plex’s ability to stream your content to your devices (iOS, Android, Windows, etc) means that you can stream your live TV to your devices too!   Camping, I can watch the game… Driving, I can watch the game.  Family BBQ, I can watch the game!  No more asking what the score was… no more watching words scroll by on the ESPN Ticker, I CAN WATCH LIVE!

HDHRViewer (2) HDHRViewer (3)

To get this up and running on your Plex server, download the HDHomeRun PRIME Viewer

HDHR Viewer

Unzip the bundle into your Plex plugins folder:

Windows Plug-in Folder

%LOCALAPPDATA%\Plex Media Server\Plug-Ins\

OS X Plug-in Folder

~/Library/Application Support/Plex Media Server/Plug-Ins

Linux Plug-in Folder

NOTE: This is a general Linux path… yours may be different

$PLEX_HOME/Library/Application Support/Plex Media Server/Plug-Ins

QNAP Plug-in Folder

NOTE: This may be different based on your firmware version

/share/CACHEDEV1_DATA/.qpkg/PlexMediaServer/Library/Plex Media Server/Plug-ins

or

/share/MD0_DATA/.qpkg/PlexMediaServer/Library/Plex Media Server/Plug-ins

ASUSTOR Plug-in Folder

/volume1/.@plugins/AppCentral/plexmediaserver/plexmediaserver/Resources/Plug-ins-4601e39

The next page will discuss how to copy the bundle to your NAS.

See our article about adding channel logos and upcoming shows to HDHR Viewer

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. NAS Installation of Bundle

About Joe DiFiglia

I have always had a passion for everything computing. In early 2000, I decided to take my passion to the web. Thus, C.O.D. was born. Through the years we have made many great friends at C.O.D. and hope to continue our journey for years to come.