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Watch, pause, and rewind live TV on your Apple TV, iPhone, or iPad.

Learn about Channels DVR
public beta

Pause and Seek

Pause, rewind, and fast forward live TV.

Program Guide

Zero configuration to see what's on TV.


Full HD TV right from your HDHomeRun.

Surround Sound

Support for full 5.1 surround sound.


Full support for VoiceOver. Browse and watch TV with ease.

Closed Captions

Full support for closed captioning and alternate audio tracks.

Jump Back

Jump back to your last channel with a double-click.

Channel Flipping

Browse through favorites with a simple swipe down.


Mark channels as favorites. Browse them for quicker access to your favorite networks.


Update your HDHomeRun firmware or scan for channels device directly inside the app.

Explore Channels for Your Device

Why Should I Use Channels?

Channels is the missing piece of your puzzle. If you already watch everything through streaming apps, Channels lets you finally watch sports, award shows, and other live events that you may be missing.

Netflix, Hulu, Movies, Games, AirPlay, and now live TV on your Apple TV. All without switching inputs – the holy grail!

Watch live primetime TV, local news, and sports anywhere in your home with your Apple TV, iPhone, or iPad.

Want sports on your porch? News in the kitchen? Use Channels and let your TV follow you around your home.

Using antenna for live TV? Channels lets you use one antenna for everything in your home.

Save money by ditching cable boxes and watch your cable subscription with Channels on your Apple TV instead.

Cut the cord and ditch cable while still being able to watch live TV and sports via for free over-the-air broadcasts.

Quit memorizing weird channel numbers like 12.1 and browse TV channels by TV networks and a full guide.

Super easy to use by everyone in the family.

What People are Saying

Apple TV just became the best box for streaming live broadcast TV”


Apple TV already has at least one 'killer app'. The new third-party Apple TV app, Channels.”


I can tell you it’s buttery smooth”

Zatz Not Funny!

The interface is beautiful, minimalistic, and laid out in a logical manner”


How Does it Work?

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An HDHomeRun is a simple TV tuner that can broadcast television over your home network to any room in your house. Channels uses it to let you watch live TV on your Apple TV.

  1. Plug an HD antenna or your cable into your HDHomeRun.
  2. Plug your HDHomeRun into your router.
  3. Watch live TV via the Channels Apple TV app.

Supported Devices

Channels supports all HDHomeRuns, including legacy and international devices. See our FAQ for a full list of supported models.

What can I watch with an antenna?

The stations you’ll be able to watch depend on the elevation of your antenna and the location of TV broadcasting towers around you.

Enter your zipcode above and Mohu, makers of HD antennas, will show you a list of channels available in your area along with antenna recommendations.