Review: SiliconDust’s HDHomeRun Extend – Stream Your Antenna Through Your WiFi


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The ability to stream your antenna to a wide range of devices is something many cord cutters have wanted for a while. Now with the HDHomeRun Extend you can do just that.

The HDHomeRun Extend allows you to stream your antenna to devices including the Fire TV, Android TV, iOS, Android, Xbox One, Windows 10, and Mac.

Here is our full video review:

Pros

  • Easy to set up
  • Fast channel loading
  • Offers two tuners allowing multiple TVs to use the same device
  • Works with Plex DVR service

Cons

  • No Roku support
  • Needs an Ethernet cable

Final Thoughts

There are a few tradeoffs here. To use the DVR feature you need an always-on media center, which could be a PC or an TV device such as the Nvidia Shield.

You also need to make sure the HDHomeRun is close enough to your router to plug in an Ethernet cable as the HDHomeRun needs a ethernet cable to work. After you connect it to your router with an Ethernet cable you can use Wi-Fi to connect a Fire TV for example.

Now with that said the HDHomeRun Extend is flexible and a great option for anyone who has a home media service. You can use it with Kodi, Plex, and HDHomeRun’s own apps and DVR service giving you a great deal of flexibility for those who are looking for it.

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