Install HDHRViewer Plug-in for Live TV on Plex Media Server

Posted: 2018-08-14 | Updated: 2020-07-15 | Read Time: 3 minute(s)

Summary

In this tutorial, you'll see how to install the HDHR Viewer plugin in Plex Media Server. This plugin allows you to watch content cable or OTA (over the air) television through your Plex Media Server setup.

This particular set up is useful for those that do not have a Plex Pass, but want to watch television provided by their HDHomeRun device.

Link to HDHRView Repository: https://github.com/zynine-/HDHRViewerV2.bundle

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IN THIS TUTORIAL I'LL SHOW YOU HOW TO SET UP THE HDH OUR VIEWER PLUG-IN IN PLEX MEDIA SERVER THE HDH OUR VIEWER PLUG-IN ALLOWS YOU TO WATCH ANY CONTENT THAT YOU RECEIVE ON YOUR HD HOMERUN DEVICE USING PLEX MEDIA SERVER THIS PLUG-IN IS ONE THAT HAS TO BE INSTALLED MANUALLY AND DOES NOT COME NATIVE TO PLEX PLEX CURRENTLY HAS A SUBSCRIPTION BASE WHERE YOU CAN ACTUALLY USE LIVE TV FROM YOUR HD HOMERUN DEVICE HOWEVER YOU HAVE TO HAVE A PLEX PASS IN ORDER TO ENJOY THIS PARTICULAR CONTENT USING THE HDH OUR VIEWER PLUG-IN YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE A PLEX PASS AND IT INSTALLS LIKE ANY OTHER PLUG-IN IN YOUR PLEX MEDIA SERVER INSTALLATION THE FIRST THING YOU HAVE TO DO IS TO GET A COPY OF THE CODE WHICH IS AVAILABLE ON THE HD HR VIEWER PAGE ON GITHUB A LINK TO THIS PARTICULAR REPOSITORY WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE DESCRIPTION BELOW SO FIRST WE'RE GONNA GO INTO THE SERVER THAT I HAVE MY PLEX MEDIA SERVER INSTALLED ON AND I NEED TO LOCATE THE PLUGINS DIRECTORY SO I'M GOING TO DO PS - EF AND THEN GREP FOR PLEX AND AS YOU SEE IN THIS PARTICULAR INSTALLATION THE PLEX MEDIA SERVER RESOURCES PLUGINS WITH A RANDOM NUMBER AFTER IT IS THE PLUGINS DIRECTORY LOCATED ON HERE YOU CAN DO THE SAME THING TO LOCATE THE PLUGINS DIRECTORY ON YOURS I AM CURRENTLY USING IN A BUN - SERVER FOR THIS PARTICULAR INSTALLATION SO THE DIRECTORY PATH SHOULD BE THE SAME OR VERY SIMILAR SO I'M GOING TO NOW NAVIGATE TO THAT DIRECTORY AND IF I LIST THE CONTENTS OF THE PLUGINS DIRECTORY I SEE THAT THERE ARE OTHER PLUGINS THAT I ALREADY HAVE INSTALLED THAT ARE LISTED HERE SOME OF THESE ARE BUILT IN PLEX PLUGINS SUCH AS THE MOVIE DB TO GET THE INFORMATION FOR THE MOVIES THAT I HAVE AND ALSO THE TV DB TO GET THE INFORMATION FOR THE TV SHOWS SO I'M GOING TO COPY THE REPOSITORY OVER TO MY COMPUTER SO I'M GONNA CLONE THIS PARTICULAR REPOSITORY USING HTTP AND THEN ON MY SERVER THIS FOLDER IS OWNED BY ROOT SO I HAVE TO DO SUDO WHEN ATTEMPTING TO CLONE AND SO I'LL TYPE IN SUDO CLONE AND IN THE REPOSITORY URL AND YES CLONED IS SUCCESSFULLY AND IF I LIST THE DIRECTORY I NOW SEE THAT THE HDH OUR VIEWER PLUG-IN HAS BEEN COPIED SO NOW I CAN GO BACK TO MY PLEX MEDIA INSTALLATION AND GO TO PLUGINS AND I NOW SEE THE HDH OUR VIEWER PLUG-IN AVAILABLE IF I CLICK IT I SEE MY HD HOMERUN DEVICE AND THE NUMBER OF CHANNELS THAT I HAVE AVAILABLE AND THEN I SEE THE ACTUAL CHANNELS LISTING THAT I HAVE AND IF I CAN PICK ANY CHANNEL OUT OF THE LIST AND WILL RUN THE THIS PARTICULAR CHANNEL AND JUST HIT PLAY AND IT WILL INITIALLY LOAD THE CHANNEL CONNECT TO THE HD HOMERUN LOAD THE CHANNEL AND TRANSCODE THE CHANNEL SO THAT YOU CAN WATCH IT ON YOUR PARTICULAR PLEX DEVICE IN THIS CASE I'M USING A STANDARD WEB BROWSER HOWEVER IF YOU'RE USING SOME OTHER DEVICE LIKE A KODI OR ANDROID OR EVEN ROKU DEVICE IT WILL TRANSCODE IT SO THAT THAT DEVICE CAN'T PLAY THE CONTENT THIS COMPLETES HOW TO INSTALL THE HDH OUR VIEWER PLUG-IN ON YOUR PLEX MEDIA SERVER INSTALLATION IF YOU WANT ANY MORE TECH TIPS PLEASE CHECK OUT MY CHANNEL AND OTHER VIDEOS ALSO DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE

Published: 2018-08-14
Updated: 2020-07-15
Author: Kenny Robinson
Category: Technology
Keywords: hdhomerun, hdhrviewer, live tv, cord cutting, plex media server, live tv on roku
Video URL: https://youtu.be/xcp33HqGifE
Read Time: 3 minute(s)