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Keep in Sync with Channel Collections

Tips & Tricks   February 7, 2023

Channels lets you mark your TV channels as favorites and provides groups of channels based on certain criteria, but what if you could create your own group of channels? That’s where Channel Collections come in.

Ease your Life with Server Side Settings

Tips & Tricks   February 6, 2023

Channels has a lot of settings. A LOT OF SETTINGS. We think you should be empowered to curate your own TV experience, but we also know that it can be very time consuming to set up each client individually.

2022 Year in Review

News   December 15, 2022

2022 was the year of quality of life improvements for Channels. After giving you more ways to add content to your library and more unique features for watching it last year, we spent all of 2022 honing in on it.

iOS & tvOS 16 Device Name Changes

News   September 15, 2022

Happy iOS & tvOS 16 week! With these updates, Apple has limited the use of the custom name you give to your devices. Here’s how to get your Channels apps reporting with their correct names again.

Offline Downloads

News   April 12, 2022

Channels for iOS now supports offline downloads. Browse your library, download your movies and TV shows to your device, and take them with you.

2021 Year in Review

News   December 28, 2021

2021 ended up being a huge year for Channels. We brought more ways to add content to your library and more unique features for watching your content. With Custom Channels, Stream Links, Local Content, Virtual Channels, and more, we hope we helped make Channels even more useful for your family this year.

Channels 5.0 for Apple TV & iOS

News   October 26, 2021

Local Content, Virtual Channels, On Later, Library Collections, and more! Channels 5.0 for Apple TV & iOS is now available.

Big Release!

News   March 30, 2021

Channel Collections, Server Side Settings, Kids Only Mode, and more. This is a big release.

Picture in Picture

News   January 22, 2021

Picture in Picture is now available for Apple TV and iOS.

Apple Silicon Support

News   November 30, 2020

Channels DVR Server officially supports Apple Silicon Macs.

Expanded Remote Control Support for Apple TV

News   August 5, 2020

Channels now supports advanced remote control functions like channel surfing, numeric channel entry, and even app shortcuts.

Channels 4.0: Playback Enhancements

News   July 24, 2020

With Channels 4.0 , we’ve added some requested features for playing back your shows.

Channels 4.0: Kids Section

News   July 23, 2020

Channels 4.0 adds an official Kids section to quarantine all of your kids’ content. But it has some tricks up its sleeve.

Channels 4.0: Enhanced Library Browsing

News   July 22, 2020

Channels 4.0 has new ways to browse TV Shows and Movies that help you find content in larger libraries.

Channels 4.0: New Navigation

News   July 21, 2020

One of the biggest changes in Channels 4.0 is the new customizable Sidebar. Here’s a little more information about it.

Channels 4.0

News   July 20, 2020

Channels 4.0 is out now for tvOS and iOS. This is a huge update packed full of features for Channels Plus fans.

Stream Easier with New PIN Based Authentication

News   June 30, 2020

It’s now incredibly easier and faster to connect remotely while away from home with our new PIN based authentication.

Never Lose a Recording with Trash

News   February 25, 2020

Channels now has a Trash feature to protect deleted recordings. Deleted recordings are placed into the Trash and scheduled to be permanently removed after an optional number of days.

TV Everywhere Support

News   July 25, 2019

Today we’re launching the public beta of a new feature to supplement our great HDHomeRun support. Channels Plus now allows you to log in with your existing TV provider account to add channels to your lineup via TV Everywhere. These new channels will be available for both watching and recording.

Auto Commercial Skipping

News   June 11, 2019

Automatic Commercial Skipping is now available.

Channels for iOS is Now Free

News   January 22, 2019

Since the beginning of Channels for iOS, we have charged extra for it. As of today, not only do we not charge extra, we don't charge at all. Channels for iOS is now free, forever.

Channels Apps Now Free for DVR Subscribers

News   August 17, 2018

The Channels apps are now free for all Channels DVR subscribers. One of the biggest barriers to trying Channels DVR is now gone. Huzzah!

Channels Unification

News   June 26, 2018

Today is a day we've been working towards all year. Today, all of the Channels apps are officially unified. No matter which Channels app you use, you can expect the same exact features. That includes full DVR support for Android TV and Fire TV!

Channels API

News   March 7, 2018

We just released an update to Channels that adds an HTTP API to let you control and query the Channels app.

DVR Support Now Available in Channels for iOS

News   July 18, 2017

It's finally here! We weren't sure we'd make it, but after a ton of work, and an incredible amount of help from our iOS Beta team, Channels for iOS now has full support for Channels DVR. And it's pretty fun.

Channels DVR is Now Available in a Public Beta

News   January 10, 2017

It’s with great pleasure to announce that Channels DVR is now available in a Public Beta.

Channels 2.0 for Apple TV

News   October 11, 2016

After a long year of going from a simple "what if this could work" type app, to something that we've all enjoyed using as our main source of TV, today Channels goes to 2.0.

Channels for iOS

News   July 27, 2016

It's with great pleasure to announce that Channels is now available for your iOS devices.

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