Channels DVR transforms your streaming device into a full fledged DVR. Record, watch, and manage your TV from anywhere.

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Whole Home DVR

Record in one place, watch on every TV & iOS device in your house.

21 Day Guide

Browse or search through 21 days worth of guide data that updates daily.

Series & Team Passes

Pick your favorite shows or teams, and choose to record all or just their new airings.

Auto Prune

Never run out of space. Let Channels DVR manage your recordings.

Manage From Anywhere

Schedule a recording from your phone while you're away from home.

Watch On The Go

Watch your favorite shows or teams while you're away from home. Live or recorded.

Multiple Tuner Support

Use as many HDHomeRuns as you want. Or even prioritize them.

Tuner Sharing

Watch the same channel on every device, only use 1 tuner.

Up Next

Let Channels DVR tell you what to watch next.


Search by show, movie, team, or sport.

Watch In Progress

Watch your shows while they're currently recording. Don't wait for them to finish.

Commercial Indexing

Recordings get their commercials indexed, so you can skip them with a click of a button.

Pause & Resume

Pause in one room and resume in another. Or on your iPhone or iPad.

Hardware Transcoding

Hardware accelerated transcoding for remote access on any platform utilizing Intel Quick Sync technology.

Manage from your Couch

Start a recording, create a Series Pass, or delete recordings...right from Channels.

Feature Parity

1:1 feature parity on every version of Channels

Runs on Anything

Channels DVR can be run anywhere. Windows, macOS, Linux, FreeBSD, and most popular NAS devices.

Plays Well With Others

Channels DVR won't get disconnected while recording when other apps try to use your HDHomeRun.

The Whole Home DVR You've Been Waiting For

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Channels DVR turns the Channels app into a full fledged DVR. Record what you're currently watching, search for your favorite show, and create a Series Pass to never miss an episode…all from the Channels app.

Pause in the living room and resume it in the kitchen on your iPad. Finish a show at the gym on your iPhone. It works everywhere.

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Don't Let the Cloud Get you Down

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Channels DVR runs in your home on Windows, macOS, Linux, FreeBSD, and almost all popular NAS systems. There's no cloud to worry about being down. Your recordings are always available.

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How does Channels DVR work?

Channels DVR is a separate application that runs in the background on your home computer and utilizes your network TV tuner to record your shows. It transforms Channels from just live TV to a multi-room DVR.

Your Channels app magically sees Channels DVR over your home network and instantly adds DVR features.

Channels DVR is very lightweight and you'll never notice it's running.

Browse, manage, and watch all of your recordings directly on all of the Channels apps.

Can't record enough shows at the same time? Just add another network tuner. Channels DVR lets you add as many as you want.

Watch the same thing in multiple rooms and only use a single tuner. Channels DVR will inteligently share tuners.

Channels DVR records directly to your hard drive, so your recording limits are limitless.

Cut the cord and keep recording your favorite broadcast TV shows.

Keep your cable and return your provider's boxes. Save money per month with a friendlier, more accessible, and modern TV experience without losing DVR.

What People are Saying

The best DVR is a smart one that you don't have to do a lot of manual tweaking on, and Channels DVR fits that bill.”


It’s the best replacement for eyeTV, offering superior versions of similar features.”


This is every bit a premium app, but it delivers a reliable and super-slick experience that makes it worth every single penny.”


One of my favorite things about using Channels DVR is the fact that it plays nice with multiple HDHomeRun boxes.”

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