[US only] Sling is everything you love about TV for a fraction of the price you’d expect to pay. It’s the best channels including ESPN, TNT, TBS, Disney Channel, and more for just $20 for the first month.
Sling TV Features
Watch and record your favorite programs on every TV and device, from the living room, hotel room, or even on your commute. Channels delivers a unified experience across all your TVs, devices, and streaming platforms.
Channels - Live TV and DVR Features
NextPVR is a free Personal Video Recorder (PVR) and Media Centre application for Microsoft Windows. At its heart lies the Electronic Programme Guide from where you can watch (and pause) live TV and schedule your favourite shows for later viewing.
MythTV is a free, open source media center and digital video recorder (DVR) distributed under the terms of the GNU GPL. With its plugin architecture, MythTV can be transformed into a home media center suite, capable of managing your personal photo, video, and music collections...
Freevo is an open source HTPC media centre software integrating PVR / DVR funtionality along with music, video, gaming, home automation and more. It is written in python and uses existing popular software such as mplayer, xine and vlc.
The project seems to be no longer maintained. Last stable version, 1.9.2 Beta, released in March 2011, can be still downloaded from GitHub.
Mythbuntu is a community supported add-on for Ubuntu focused upon setting up a standalone MythTV based PVR system. It can be used to prepare a standalone system or for integration with an existing MythTV network.
EyeLine works on Windows and is compatible with cameras that have Windows drivers, USB cameras, and networked IP cameras. Records up to 100+ camera sources simultaneously. Watch footage in real time on-site or online with remote login.
TiVo Desktop software works with your network-connected TiVo box, your Mac and your PC.
TiVo Desktop (free) FeaturesDiscontinued
As of June 5, 2013, the free version of TiVo Desktop is discontinued. If you already have an existing copy of the free version of TiVo Desktop, it will still function normally - nothing has changed. New TiVo Desktop customers can purchase TiVo Desktop Plus to take advantage of the full set of Desktop features.
DeskShare IP Camera Viewer is a simple and easy to use, but effective application for your home surveillance. It enables you to connect to any IP camera, that support MJPEG streaming and view the video. The program is very easy to use, even for non professional user.
FitzyTV is the world's first cloud DVR that works with any US cable/satellite TV provider. Log in with your cable/satellite credentials and watch and record all of your favorite TV shows from major networks such as NBC, ABC, Fox, AMC, HGTV, etc, right on your phone.
pyTivo is both an HMO and GoBack server. Similar to TiVo Desktop, pyTivo loads many standard video compression codecs and outputs mpeg2 (or in some cases, h.264) video to the TiVo. However, pyTivo is able to load many more file types than TiVo Desktop.
cTiVo is a free Mac application to download shows from your TiVo (Roamio, Premiere, HD, S3 or S2 devices) and convert them to many popular formats and devices. Its goal is to be extremely simple to set up and use, but very flexible.