HDHomerun Quatro HDHomerun Quatro — and the other HDHomerun Connect and Extend boxes — will be able to access the new HDHomerun Premium streaming service. Pictured: HDHomerun Quatro ($119 at Amazon)

SiliconDust, the parent company of HDHomerun, on Aug. 18 announced HDHomerun Premium — 45 streaming channels for $34.99 a month. No contracts, and no cancellation fees, and it all works right inside the same HDHomerun application.

The service is be available on all HDHomerun Connect and HDHomerun Extend devices — specifically, models HDHR4-2US, HDHR5-2US, HDHR5-4US, and HDTC-2US. It's available now (pending a firmware update to version 20180802 or newer) in the United States, and "coming soon" to Canada. Software-wise, the premium service works on Mac OS, Windows 10, Android and android TV, and iOS.

To subscribe to HDHomerun Premium, you'll need to hit up the HDHomerun website and choose the premium service. As a bit of a preview, all channels are available for 2 minutes of viewing. If you don't want to subscribe, you can hide the channels using the stars in the channel lineup.

Third-party services that access HDHomerun — like Plex or Kodi or the Channels app — should work, SiliconDust says, though DVR functionality may not. DVR should work, however, through the HDHomerun app.

After purchasing, you'll associate your HDHomerun hardware with an activation code, and the two-minute limit on the streaming channels should be lifted.

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What channels are available on HDHomerun Premium

HDHomerun Premium is launching with 45 channels. Here's the list:

  • A&E
  • AMC
  • Animal Planet
  • Art Life Style Television
  • BET
  • Bravo
  • C-SPAN
  • CMT
  • CNBC
  • CNN
  • Cartoon Network
  • Comedy Central
  • Discovery Channel
  • Disney Channel
  • E!
  • ESPN
  • ESPN Classic
  • ESPN2
  • ESPNU
  • ESPNews
  • FX
  • Food Network
  • Fox News
  • FreeForm
  • HGTV
  • HLN
  • Hallmark Channel
  • History Channel
  • MSNBC
  • MTV
  • National Geographic Channel
  • Nickelodeon
  • OWN
  • Paramount Network
  • QVC
  • SyFy
  • TBS
  • TCM
  • TLC
  • TNT
  • The Weather Channel
  • Travel Channel
  • TruTV
  • USA
  • VH-1

That's it for now — more as we get it.

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