I am watching Spectrum TV (and soon HDHR and Locast) using the ChannelsDVR server on my Raspberry Pi 4 and the Channels app on my Apple TV.
The Pi connects to a Google Nest router via ethernet, the Nest router connects to AppleTV wirelessly (wifi).
The installation can be outlined with just a few bullet points, but like a maze, the path is simple if you know it, but the opportunities to get lost are many if you don’t. I won’t dwell on the preparation of drives and the loading of software.
The Pi monitor is blinking “server login:” but my Channels user id and password return “incorrect”.
I followed the “My DVR Server won’t log in” thread and found many parallels to my own experience. It suggested fault with the internet connection. I restarted the Pi using the native Pi system software and found that I had a good internet connection, no faulty cables or connectors.
While I was tinkering trying to get something to show on the Pi monitor screen, I noticed that Safari on my iMac (same network) was showing the “Settings” page for the newly established Pi ChannelsDVR server. That iMac already contained my existing ChannelsDVR server and files.
Concerned that two ChannelsDVR servers on the same network could be confusing, I shut down the iMac. But at one point, I could toggle Safari pages on my iMac between the two servers.
The Pi monitor continued to blink “server login:” but it occurred to me that the Pi monitor didn’t really matter, it was the TV set and Apple TV that were important. Turned on the AppleTV and the associated TV set and they worked fine. The ChannelsDVR app was playing the Pi ChannelsDVR server output on my TV set.
That’s good. Likely I will come to grips with the blinking “server login:” at some point, but today the TV works.