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Live Channels also lets SHIELD users DVR certain programs.

HD Home Run is another app for viewing live TV that works great on SHIELD.

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Play Station Vue came on the scene last fall, and similar to other live TV streaming apps, with Play Station Vue, SHIELD owners can watch movies, sports, and “On Demand programming” from a wide range of channels including AMC, Comedy Central, Disney, ESPN, HBO, NFL Network, and SHOWTIME. In order to watch live local TV, you’ll first have to get a TV tuner.

For this article we used the $100 HD Home Run Connect from Silicon Dust and the $70 Hauppauge Win TV-dual HD USB tuner. Once you get the hardware setup, here are several apps that we use to watch live, local TV on SHIELD.

The weird thing though, is that you’ll have to add another app in order to make it show up in your apps list.

For the sake of this how-to I installed Haystak TV.

With NVIDIA SHIELD TV, you can pretty easily watch live TV, making it even easier to “cut the cord.” While apps like Play Station Vue and Sling TV, are easy to use, unlike Live Channels, HD Home Run, or Tablo TV, they’re not free. Here, we’ll walk you through several different methods to watch live TV on SHIELD.

Every day we on the SHIELD team find ourselves arguing about the nuances of what exactly constitutes “cord cutting.” I guess that’s what happens when you’re passionate about something.

In addition to Live Channels and HD Home Run, there’s also Plex.

Our advice is to install all three and play around with them.

HD Home Run and Live Channels are more similar than dissimilar, and which one you choose to use comes down to a matter of taste.

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