Channels Blog: server

Security Update for Docker Deployments

News   January 8, 2024

Channels DVR Server has received a security update that may potentially disrupt how you access it on your home network.

Fall 2023 Server Update

News   November 15, 2023

The air is crisp, the leaves are changing, and the smell of pumpkin spice is in the air. It’s Fall, and that means it’s time for a big new Channels DVR Server update.

NBC and NBC Sports Networks No Longer Available via TV Everywhere Providers

News   April 11, 2023

NBC, and its regional sports networks, are no longer available in Channels via TV Everywhere providers.

Reclaim your Media Library with the Kids Section

Tips & Tricks   February 13, 2023

Channels is a great way to build up a huge library of TV shows and movies. But if you have kids, sometimes that content can take over your whole DVR and media library. You’ve probably run into this problem in the past.

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.

New Videos Section & Metadata Management

News   March 23, 2022

Channels now supports importing home videos, music videos, concerts, and other videos that can’t be matched as movies or TV shows. With our new metadata editing tools and image management, you can now curate your library exactly how you want.

Western Digital MyCloud Home Resolution

News   March 22, 2022

Western Digital has scheduled a mandatory firmare upgrade for their MyCloud Home network attached storage devices. Here’s what you need to know if you are running Channels DVR Server on this device.

Nvidia Shield Version 9.0.0 Server Resolution

News   January 13, 2022

Today, Nvidia released their 9.0.0 update for their Nvidia SHIELD streaming device. It has been verified that our Channels DVR Server has compatibility issues that will keep it from running on this updated version.

Big Release!

News   March 30, 2021

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

PlayOn Cloud Integration

News   February 2, 2021

You can now link your PlayOn Cloud account with Channels and watch all of your PlayOn Cloud recordings in Channels.

Stream Links

News   February 2, 2021

Introducing Stream Links, a way to get your favorite content from streaming services into your Channels library.

Custom Channels

News   January 18, 2021

With Custom Channels, you can now use any live streaming source to create your own custom channel with Channels Plus.

Apple Silicon Support

News   November 30, 2020

Channels DVR Server officially supports Apple Silicon Macs.

Custom Raspberry Pi Image

News   November 11, 2020

Get started with Channels DVR Server in minutes with our custom Raspberry Pi image.

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.

Watch Full Screen in your Tesla

News   January 22, 2020

You can now watch Channels full screen in your Tesla.

New Transcoder, Raspberry Pi 4, and more

News   September 24, 2019

We’ve been hard at work the last few months on Channels DVR Server and today it’s getting a big upgrade. A new transcoder, Raspberry Pi 4 support, TV Everywhere fixes, and more. Let’s get technical.

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.

Big Streaming Improvements

News   April 23, 2019

Today we're making a major update to our video player. It's an invisible change that should impact remote streaming tremendously.

Yearly Subscription Now Available

News   July 11, 2018

Channels DVR now has a yearly subscription option. Tada! You now have the option to subscribe for $8/month or $80/year.

Channels DVR Now Publicly Available

News   October 2, 2017

It’s with great excitement that we announce we are taking the beta tag off of Channels DVR. It is stable, it has been proven to work really well, and it is ready.

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.