How It Works
Live TV everywhere starts here
An HDHomeRun device brings a live television signal into your network via an HD antenna or cable. Get free TV with an antenna or utilize your cable package.
Install Channels to watch, pause, and rewind the live TV stream from your HDHomeRun via your home network. It works instantly, with very little setup.
Subscribing to Channels gets you our powerful, flexible DVR. Easily record entire seasons, skip commercials, and watch your favorite shows anywhere.
Need An HDHomeRun Device?
An HDHomeRun network TV tuner brings a live TV source to your home network. Once it’s connected, Channels just works! Channels supports all of the models of HDHomeRun. Pick one up if you don’t have one yet.
HDHomeRun Prime model requires a CableCARD to decode channels. Contact your cable provider for CableCARD rental pricing. Channels can not decode protected (copy-once) cable channels. Protected channels vary by provider and region. Verizon FIOS and Comcast Xfinity are known to have few or no protected channels. Contact your cable provider to find out if they protect any channels.
Learn more about all of the HDHomeRun models.
Free over-the-air HD TV with your antenna. Watch on up to 2 devices at once.
Use your cable TV provider. Watch on up to 3 devices at once.
More about our DVR
Channels DVR Server 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.