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

Browse What's On

Channels is the most family friendly cord cutting tool you can have in your arsenal. It has simple and familiar ways to both browse and control TV.

Quickly see what's currently on your favorite TV channels as well as what's on later with its guide.

Pause, Rewind, & Fast Forward

Channels lets you pause what you're watching up to 90 minutes.

Make a snack and never miss a thing. Skip through commercials. You don't have to give up your favorite parts of TV just because you cut the cord.

Search for your Favorites

Did you just hear about a great new show? Search for it right in Channels. Record a few of its upcoming episodes or create a Series Pass to get every new episode that airs.

Channels will even let you search for your favorite team and create a Team Pass. You'll never miss the beginning of the game again.

Manage your Shows in Channels

Check the schedule of your upcoming recordings. Create a Series Pass. Delete a few recordings. Search and schedule that special event to record. Manage the amount of episodes that a Series Pass keeps around.

You can manage your entire DVR from within the app, nothing else is needed. You can even do it while away from home, all over a secure connection.

See What's Recording in the App

Channels shows you what's scheduled and currently recording right in its guide.

See something coming later that you want to record? Just tap it and record it.

Watch While Recording

Miss the beginning of your show? Don't sit around waiting for it to finish recording. Channels let's you watch a recording that's currently in progress.

Channels will even ask if you want to watch the recording if you try to watch it live.

Watch on the Go

Watch from anywhere you want. Catch up on your shows at the gym. Finish the end of the game on the train. Tune in to breaking news when it happens.

You have complete control over the stream quality and all streaming happens over a secure connection directly from home.

Never Miss a Recording

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Channels DVR will use as many network tuners as you throw at it. Missing some recordings because of conflicts? Add another HDHomeRun to your network and you'll have two more tuners to handle recording or watching live TV.

Even better, Channels DVR will share your tuners. If you're watching the game in two different rooms, only a single tuner will be used.

The Whole Home DVR You've Been Waiting For

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Channels is a full fledged whole home 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.

Don't Let the Cloud Get you Down

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Channels DVR is a separate application that 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.

Learn more about Channels DVR requirements

Get Super Powers

Stop flipping inputs and do all your TV watching on the same device. Your family will love you for it.

Pause and Seek

Pause, rewind, and fast forward live TV.

Program Guide

Zero configuration to see what's on TV.

Sport Seek

Customize your seek times for sports programming. Quickly skip through the downtime.

DVR Support

Add on a DVR service with Channels DVR. Learn more

Quick Tune

Channels start in less than 1 second.

Cut the Cord

Cut the cord, keep your local channels.


Full HD TV right from your HDHomeRun.

Surround Sound

Support for full 5.1 surround sound.


Full support for VoiceOver. Browse and watch TV with ease.

Closed Captions

Full support for closed captioning and alternate audio tracks.

Jump Back

Jump back to your last channel with a double click of the remote .

Channel Flipping

Browse through favorites while watching .


Mark channels as favorites. Browse them for quicker access to your favorite networks.


Update your HDHomeRun firmware or scan for channels device directly inside the app.

Add Channels DVR Subscription

Subscribe to Channels DVR and enhance Channels with all of these features

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.

Supported TV Tuners

Channels exclusively supports HDHomeRun network TV tuners. These tuners broadcast your television signal across your home network. Channels uses these to let you watch TV in any room of your home.

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Channels supports all models of HDHomeRun. Learn more about the HDHomeRun device support for all Channels apps. Learn more about all of the HDHomeRun models.

* HDHomeRun Prime model requires a CableCard to decode channels. Contact your cable provider. Channels can not decode protected (copy-once) cable channels. Contact your cable provider to find out if they protect any channels. Protected channels varies by provider and region. Verizon FIOS and Comcast are known to have few or no protected channels.