A while back I moved Channels from a MacMini to a new Linux server. I use Channels during stressful times (which has been for a few months or more, recently) so I can fall asleep to "harmless" old shows by just batch playing the episodes from a TV show through Apple TV. (I've been using the beta, through TestFlight for Channels.) I really do need background sound like inane TV shows to be able to think during stressful times, so I use it for more than falling asleep.
Today I woke up hours early to silence. (Yes, when the background sound stops, I wake up.) It turns out my Linux server is down. I'm still diagnosing it and it looks like the NEW external drive that had the DVR folder on it has crashed. I use two HDHomeRun tuners and an OTA antenna for service. So now I'm without TV.
I looked on Apple TV for an app for HDHomeRun and apparently there isn't one. When I run Channels, it looks for the Channels server, which won't be up for a good while (and longer if I have to work in silence or music-only).
So what I need help with:
What is the fastest and easiest way to be able to watch TV from the HDHomeRun tuners on Apple TV? No HDHomeRun app on Apple TV and the Channels app needs the Channels server. (I think there's another Channels app for $25 - I don't know if that works like I want, but I'm hoping to not have to pay that much for an app I'll be using a day or two.)
I figure I can set up a new Channels server on an old MacMini, the one I transferred Channels away from, previously. It's an old server and now has limited drive space. If I set that up for temporary use, but can restore the one on the Linux server, is it just a matter of shutting off or uninstalling that instance of Channels (on the MacMini) and letting the Apple TV apps find the normal instance, on Linux, once it's back up?
I'd like to just add an app to Apple TV quickly to watch my HDHomeRun devices live. Once that's done, I can take time to examine the Linux system and see what it needs and either restore it today or put a Channels server on my MacMini to get it up and running while I fix the Linux server.