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Channel Collections

Curate your own sets of channels and apply them to every device.

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Channel Collections

Channel Collections allow you to create your own groups of channels any way you want and apply them to all of your devices. Create a group just for Mom’s channels, or the kids, or just for channels that air classic TV. Group them any way you want. Keep them in sync on every device.

With Channel Collections, you can surface some of those great channels that get lost inside your lineup while making sure they show up on every device you use with Channels.

How Does It Work?

Once created, Channel Collections are applied to your devices via Server Side Settings. You can apply them to all of your devices or just specific ones.

Your channel collections will replace the old filters in On Now and Guide. All Channels and Favorites will still be available as options. You can hide these via settings to show only your channel collections.

Get Started

Start by making your Channel Collections via your Channels DVR Server web admin under the Live TV tab. Take some time and create collections on all the topics that you want.

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Once you have some collections created, it’s time to apply them to your devices. In the Clients tab of your web admin, find the Server Side Only section of the settings. Add the Channels Collections setting. Once the setting has been added, you can start picking collections to add.

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Protip: The order your collections show up in Channels is determined by the order that you add them in the setting.

The collections you add to the global server side setting will apply to all of your devices. If you want a device to have its own set of collections, configure the setting for that device.

Note: Learn more about Server Side Settings and how to configure devices uniquely.


All Channels and Favorites remain available when using Channel Collections. If you would like to hide these, you can do so via Settings at Settings > General > Live TV.

Favorites displays the channels you have marked as favorite. Favorited channels are specific to the device.