by NextPVR

A Microsoft Windows-based video recorder to watch or record live television

Operating system: Windows

Publisher: NextPVR

Release: NextPVR 4.2.4

Last revision: Last week

Star Rating 4.91018

NextPVR is a free video recorder software for personal use. It offers an array of default functionality, from watching live TV to searching and recording television shows. There is the ability to add additional functionality with plugins.


  • Plugins are available from both NextPVR and users. These plugins allow for a range of added features and functionality, such as the ability to play Blu-ray videos or the ability to launch programs and emulators from within NextPVR.

    NextPVR is free for personal use and is simple and easy to use.

  • Users can customize or even develop their own skin, allowing the user to control the look of NextPVR.

  • NextPVR supports a number of clients and extenders, which allows for greater flexibility in where you can access the application. There is an experimental function that can allow the user to leverage a standard HTTP connection to remote into the NxtPVR user interface.

  • A TV guide will appear onscreen through a default plugin for selecting a show to watch to record. There is also a search functionality that lists shows ready to record in alphabetical order. There is a screen under “Recordings” that the user can navigate to in order to play back recordings. NextPVR allows for the ability to record multiple shows from a single source.

  • NextPVR gives the user the ability to watch and pause live tv. The user can press “Pause”, which will start recording the show, and the user can resume in the same place they left off at.

  • There is functionality to browse and listen to music from a playlist. It is able to play back almost any type of audio file or playlist file. A list of keyboard shortcuts will allow for the quick shuffle, pause, or play music.

  • Users can browse photos and videos, even videos that were not recorded with NextPVR.

NextPVR offers a variety of default and extended functionality through plugins to record and playback live TV

A Windows-based computer is required to run this application.

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