HDHomeRun app for Fire TVs returns to the Amazon Appstore

The HDHomeRun app from SiliconDust has returned to the Amazon appstore for all Fire TV devices. The app was removed by Amazon last month because Omniverse, the company that supplied channels for the HDHomeRun Premium TV streaming service was being sued for not having sufficient rights to distribute the content they were selling. SiliconDust announced last week that they will be discontinuing the Premium TV service and have removed access to it from the Fire TV app. Customers who already have the app installed from prior to this debacle don’t need to do anything, since the returned app uses the same appstore listing as the old app. If you sideloaded the app while it was unavailable from Amazon, you should uninstall the app and reinstall it directly from the Amazon appstore.

  1. jared cheesejman says:

    can i stream locals with out an antenna

    • David S. says:

      Jared, yes, if you’re in one of Locast.org’s supported markets. They’ll pester you for donations though.

      Otherwise, you can check if PlayStation Vue (which doesn’t require you to own or use a PlayStation), YouTube TV, or Hulu Live offer the locals you care about in your area.

      Some of the OTA sub-networks (which don’t have any local programming) are available to stream via the “Stirr” app or their own respective apps.

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