The DVR functions will not be available until you install the External Hard Drive. (Or Micro SD Card. We highly recommend using an External Hard Drive!) Instructions to install your External Hard Drive are found here.
If you are going to use a Micro SD Card, you must use a Micro SD card that is 64GB minimum, to 256GB as the maximum. It must also be UHS Speed Class "U3". (or higher/faster.)
If you have changed storage devices, you must follow the instructions on this video.
Installing a Micro SD Card;
- Press Home button on remote.
- Insert the Micro SD card into the slot located on the rear, towards the bottom, left of the HDMI cable. (When facing the rear of the Stream+)
- When it is inserted all the way into the slot, you will feel a click. Then discontinue pressing on the SD card. It will latch and come back out a small fraction of an inch. (To remove it, press it all the way in again and it will be released from the SD slot.)
- Once it is physically installed, you'll see a screen, "SD card connected"
- Highlight "Set up as OTA DVR storage", and press OK on the remote.
- The next screen is, "Format as OTA DVR storage". Move the highlight from 'cancel' to "Format" and press "OK".
- The next screen will be, Formatting SD card...
- You will briefly see 'SD card is formatted' at the bottom of the screen.
- It then takes you back to the Home Screen.
- To confirm that it is set up correctly, navigate down to "Settings" and select it with the OK button.
- Now navigate down from "Network", to "Storage and Reset", and select it.
- "Internal Shared Storage will be approximately 5GB.
- Below that, it will show the SD card name and the total remaining space for storage. If you are using a 128GB SD card, it should be approximately 117GB.
Your Stream+ is now ready be used as a DVR.
- You can now press the "Guide" button on the remote and go to Live Channels and watch TV.
- You can press the pause button and Rewind button while watching live TV.
- After a rewind, you can also press the FF Fast Forward button to go back to Live TV.
- You can also record now. Look at other FAQ's for details about 'Recording'.
Please note; ‘Live Channels’ is a Google implementation, in collaboration with Channel Master. Channel Master is not responsible for 'Live Channels' functions or issues. All Guide data, logos, and images are provided by Google. Any Guide data issues & questions, and bugs should be reported to Google.