The Channels app lets you watch live TV right on your streaming device. It even lets you pause, rewind, and fast forward just like your old cable box. Channels works on Apple TV, Android TV, or any of your iOS devices. It's THE best way to watch live TV.
The HDHomeRun is a TV tuner that broadcasts your television signal across your home over your home network. Instead of plugging your HD antenna into every TV in your home, you plug it into the HDHomeRun. Then, you can watch TV on any device in your home. You can even do it with your cable.
The Channels app uses it to let you watch TV in any room of your home. You don't have to attach an antenna to every TV anymore.
* 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.
Stop flipping inputs and do all your TV watching on the same device. Your family will love you for it.
Pause, rewind, and fast forward live TV.
Zero configuration to see what's on TV.
Customize your seek times for sports programming. Quickly skip through the downtime.
Add on a DVR service with Channels DVR. Learn more
Channels start in less than 1 second.
Cut the cord, keep your local channels.
Full HD TV right from your HDHomeRun.
Support for full 5.1 surround sound.
Full support for VoiceOver. Browse and watch TV with ease.
Full support for closed captioning and alternate audio tracks.
Jump back to your last channel with a double click of the remote .
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.
“Apple TV just became the best box for streaming live broadcast TV”— Macworld
“Apple TV already has at least one 'killer app'. The new third-party Apple TV app, Channels.”— MacDailyNews
Currently living in the future with live TV on my Apple TV thanks to @getchannels. Goodbye crappy X1 box.— Wayne Grayson (@waynegrayson) November 19, 2015
After YEARS of fighting with my CableCARD tuner on the PC, I installed @getchannels and it (1) auto discovered my tuner and (2) worked 100%.— Ed Swindelles (@edswindelles) January 15, 2016
HDHomeRun + @getchannels = Cord Cutter Bliss!— Ryan (@TechnicallyWell) January 11, 2016
I have spent countless hours trying to get a live TV over the air with old my @HDHomeRun_US duel ever since Windows Media Center disappeared. Finally an easy solution with @getchannels on Apple TV. It took maybe 10 minutes to get everything all set up, best $25 i have spent.— Michael Fowler (@flowbot44) January 28, 2018
@getchannels Thanks so much. AMAZING APP! This has been a dream for YEARS!— Aaron Smith (@mixotic1) November 21, 2015
Channels is the missing piece of your puzzle. If you already watch everything through streaming apps, Channels lets you finally watch sports, award shows, and other live events that you may be missing.
Netflix, Hulu, Movies, Games, AirPlay, and now live TV on your streaming device. All without switching inputs – the holy grail!
Watch live primetime TV, local news, and sports anywhere in your home with your Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, or Android TV.
Want sports on your porch? News in the kitchen? Use Channels and let your TV follow you around your home.
Using antenna for live TV? Channels lets you use one antenna for everything in your home.
Save money by ditching cable boxes and watch your cable subscription with Channels on your streaming device instead.
Cut the cord and ditch cable while still being able to watch live TV and sports via for free over-the-air broadcasts.
Quit memorizing weird channel numbers like 12.1 and browse TV channels by TV networks and a full guide.
Super easy to use by everyone in the family.
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.Learn about more Channels DVR features
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.Learn more about Channels DVR requirements
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.
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 DVR will even let you search for your favorite team and create a Team Pass. You'll never miss the beginning of the game again.
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.
Channels DVR turns your Channels app into a full DVR. It doesn't just play back your recordings. Once you install it, your Channels app will light up with DVR features.
The guide will show exactly what's scheduled to record and what's currently recording. You can pick something to record and schedule it right from the guide.
Miss the beginning of your show? Don't sit around waiting for it to finish recording. Channels DVR 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 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.
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 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.”— iMore
“It’s the best replacement for eyeTV, offering superior versions of similar features.”— Macworld
Love the app and DVR. This app made cutting the cord so easy.— Ricky Pease (@rj17) March 2, 2017
Set up @getchannels dvr last night. It’s great! Can finally put my windows media center to rest.— Zack Mahdavi (@zkmusa) January 11, 2017
The key is the Channels App on the AppleTV and the Channels DVR app/service running on my iMac (can also be run on many NASs)— Stephen B (@DrOct) February 6, 2017
Just signed up for the @getchannels DVR beta and am thoroughly impressed. Time to get rid of my STB DVR.— Bob (@bpost34) January 28, 2017
catching up when the toddlers let me. DVR ftw!!! pic.twitter.com/VLz8V2qMin— Jeremy Fisher (@jeremyFi) February 6, 2017
Record in one place, watch on every TV & iOS device in your house.
Browse or search through 21 days worth of guide data that updates daily.
Pick your favorite shows or teams, and choose to record all or just their new airings.
Never run out of space. Let Channels DVR manage your recordings.
Schedule a recording from your phone while you're away from home.
Watch your favorite shows or teams while you're away from home. Live or recorded.
Use as many HDHomeRuns as you want. Or even prioritize them.
Watch the same channel on every device, only use 1 tuner.
Let Channels DVR tell you what to watch next.
Search by show, movie, team, or sport.
Watch your shows while they're currently recording. Don't wait for them to finish.
Recordings get their commercials indexed, so you can skip them with a click of a button.
Pause in one room and resume in another. Or on your iPhone or iPad.
Hardware accelerated transcoding for remote access on any platform utilizing Intel Quick Sync technology.
Start a recording, create a Series Pass, or delete recordings...right from Channels.
1:1 feature parity on every version of Channels
Channels DVR can be run anywhere. Windows, macOS, Linux, FreeBSD, and most popular NAS devices.
Channels DVR won't get disconnected while recording when other apps try to use your HDHomeRun.