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What is Channels Plus?

Channels Plus is our flexible service that transforms Channels into a media powerhouse.

In addition to all of Channels’ live TV features, Channels Plus gives you a whole home DVR system and all of the apps for free.

What can it do?

A lot! Channels Plus gives you a whole home DVR. It lets you create Series Passes to always record your favorite shows. It will let you stream those recordings and live TV while away from home.

  • Record all your shows with a Series Pass
  • Stream recordings and live TV while away from home
  • Automatically skip past commercials
  • Use your existing cable or streaming provider as a source for channels
  • All the apps are free!

Note: Learn about more cool features of Channels Plus.

How much does it cost?

Our Channels Plus service costs $8/month or $80/year. You get your first month free and you can cancel at any time. Feel free to try it out and cancel if it doesn’t work out for you.

You can sign up here.

How does it work?

Channels Plus uses a separate piece of software, Channels DVR Server, that you install on your always on computer or NAS device. This is the software that powers all of the additional features.

Your Channels app sees it on your network automatically and gains the ability to record TV, play back recordings, and other DVR features.

Note: Learn More about the requirements for Channels DVR Server.

This sounds complicated!

It really isn’t. It’s just a matter of installing software on your computer and setting it up. After that you’ll just use Channels to watch and record live TV.

What sources does Channels Plus use?

Channels can utilize your HDHomeRun as well as TV Everywhere channels.

The TV Everywhere system lets you log in with your cable or streaming provider’s credentials just like you do with network TV apps. Their channels are then available for watching live or recording.

Do I have to pay for the Channels app if I’m a Channels Plus subscriber?

Nope! Our paid app is only for those who want just a live TV experience using an HDHomeRun.

We provide free versions of our apps on all the app stores for all active subscribers of Channesl Plus. There’s no need to purchase the app.

What if I already have the paid app?

You can just use that app. The apps are the same. The only difference is that the free apps will not work unless you are an active subscriber to Channels Plus.