Review: Amazon’s Fire TV Recast OTA DVR




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Today we got our hand on the new OTA DVR for the Fire TV called the Fire TV Recast. This DVR lets you stream your antenna to Fire TV, Echo Show, Android, and iOS. (Sadly that is the full lineup of supported devices.)

Here is our full review:

You can find the Fire TV Recast on Amazon HERE.

So what can you record with this DVR?

No, you can not record Netflix, Hulu, or Sling TV. You can record anything your antenna can pick up. This is a DVR for your antenna, not streaming services.

Record Time?

The 1 TB version can record 150 hours of HD programming. The 500 GB version can record 75 hours of HD programming. External hard drive support is coming but is not available at this time.

More about the Fire TV Recast:

  • Fire TV Recast is a DVR that lets you watch and record over-the-air TV at home or on-the-go with a Fire TV, Echo Show, or compatible mobile device—with no monthly fees.
  • Watch and record live sports, local news, late night shows, and other can’t miss TV from channels available through an HD antenna like ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, PBS, and The CW.
  • Record up to 2 shows at once, with enough storage for up to 75 hours of HD programming.
  • With a compatible Alexa-enabled device, you can use your voice to search for shows, manage and schedule recordings, and help with other requests. Say things like “Alexa, open Channel Guide” or “Alexa, record ‘Riverdale.’”
  • Fire TV Recast delivers the most reliable video streams over Wi-Fi of any over-the-air DVR.

To use Fire TV Recast to watch and record over-the-air TV, you’ll need the following (sold separately):

  • An HD antenna
  • A Fire TV streaming media player or Echo Show.
  • Access to the free Fire TV app on a Fire tablet (5th Gen or above), or an iOS 10 (or above) or Android 4.4 (or above) mobile device.

Did you know we now have a FREE app for iOS, Android, and Amazon Fire? Click HERE to download our app.

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