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  1. Jerome James

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    Have the Android 5.1 HTC 526 Phone. Writing to inquire if there is an app that would allow the device to act as a VCR with the appropriate connectors... Guidance sought
     

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    What are you wanting to record?
     
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    Much thanks for the timely reply. Should have thought to state that this is just for plain over the air broadcasting. nothing scrambled or encrypted. I have the Vizio D1-D24. Much thanks in advance for your learned reply.
     
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    The closest your going to find is Sling TV, Hulu or Netflix.
    OTA channels are not available, at least without being pirated in the USA as an app.
    You could try connecting to your phone and OTA antenna, but highly unlikely it will work
     
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    Thanks Kate!
    You would think with more cord cutters more companies would add a tv tuner to mobile devices but maybe they see it as less space for the hardware?
     
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    I'm just taking a really vague guess but it might not be so much a matter of adding in the TV tuner components but recording and storing streaming video is going to take up a lot of storage space. With my stand-alone DVR I rely more on external USB drives because the internal drive is typically full. Even a phone with 64GB of storage memory wouldn't take long to fill up, even if the recorded vids are just standard definition.
     
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