Amazon Fire TV Recast DVR available for pre-order in the US
“Fire TV Recast is a DVR that lets you watch and record over-the-air TV at home or on-the-go with no monthly fees. Watch at home with a Fire TV or Echo Show, or take your shows with you with the Fire TV mobile app on compatible iOS and Android devices or Fire tablets.
With 4 tuners, you can record up to 4 shows at once. Plus, store for up to 150 hours of HD programming.
- With a compatible Alexa-enabled device, you can use your voice to search for shows, manage and schedule recordings, and help with other requests. Say things like “Alexa, open Channel Guide" or “Alexa, record ‘Riverdale.’”
- Fire TV Recast delivers the most reliable video streams over Wi-Fi of any over-the-air DVR.”
And so the wheel comes full circle. No catchup, no Netflix, no YouTube, no apps, because all of these things are taken care of by the Fire TV and other devices you own; but internet smarts applied to make this a record-anywhere (very like YouView*), watch-anywhere (very unlike YouView) voice-controllable (you tell me) device.
No word yet on when (or even if) we will get a UK version, but I think it has to be on the cards.
*YouView still has an edge here, but for how long?
Can I schedule recordings when I’m away from home?
You can start recording any live over-the-air program that’s currently airing via the Fire TV mobile app. The mobile app does not currently support scheduling a recording of a program that will air in the future.