Live TV & DVR

Watch, record, pause, and rewind live TV on all your devices.

Enjoy a familiar Live TV experience with Channels

Channels isn't just a simple DVR. It's your family's favorite way to watch TV.

Your Favorite Shows

Watch primetime TV, local news, and sports from anywhere

Pause and Seek

Pause, rewind, and fast forward live TV

Surround Sound

Support for full 5.1 surround sound


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

Quick Tune

Change channels in less than 1 second

Channel Flipping

See what's on your other channels while watching.

Sports Seek

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


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

Closed Captions

Full support for closed captioning and alternate audio tracks.

Channels brings back the DVR.

Get a simple DVR, with power.

Smart Recording

Record specific episodes or create a Series Pass to get every new episode that airs.

Search Your Favorites

Did you just hear about a great new show? Search for it right in Channels.

Watch While Recording

Watch a recording that's currently in progress, or choose to watch it live.

Team Pass

Search for your favorite team, create a Team Pass, and never miss a game again.

Up Next

Channels will suggest which shows to watch next based on your history.

Automatic Commercial Skipping

Recordings get their commercials indexed, so commercials are automatically skipped.

Auto Play

Automatically starts playing the next episode after you finish watching.


Start watching episodes of a show in a random order.

Kids Section

Organize your content to show in the Kids section, your main library, or both.

With all the pro features.

Who says friendly can't be powerful? Get a modern DVR with all the bells and whistles.

Whole Home DVR

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

Auto Prune

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

Flat Files

Your recordings are available as simple video files right on your hardrive.

Tuner Sharing

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

Hardware Transcoding

Hardware accelerated transcoding for fast remote streaming.

Multiple Tuner Support

Use as many HDHomeRuns as you want, or even prioritize them.

Record anything you can watch live.

Easily record your favorite shows, sports, and movies.

Smart Recording

Record specific episodes or create a Series Pass to get every new episode that airs.

Team Pass

Search for your favorite team, create a Team Pass, and never miss a game again.

Search or Discover

Record right from the guide or search for your favorites.

Channel Collections

Curate your own sets of channels.

Create Groups

Create your own custom groups of channels to find them faster.


Synchronize your favorite channels with all your devices. Create them once and every device running Channels will use them.

Per Device

Create Channel Collections and apply them to just the playroom, garage, or kitchen TV.

On Later

Explore your guide to find new things to record.

Explore Upcoming Movies

Browse all of the movies available for you to record, in one place.

Scout Upcoming Sports

Browse by your favorite league or by type of sport.

New Shows and New Seasons

On Later highlights new shows and seasons so you can always find something new.

Stream on any device while away from home.

Watch and manage from anywhere with Channels.

Watch on the Go

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.

Watch on Vacation

Don't miss that game or show while on vacation. Bring a device with you and stream from home.

Second Home

Ditch that cable plan at your second home and stream with Channels.

Seamless Management

Manage recordings, create a Series Pass, schedule recordings from the guide or while you watch, all right within Channels.

Provide Channels with a source.

Channels is not a streaming provider. Channels works with existing sources of live TV. Use your antenna or cable with a TV tuner. Sign in with your cable or streaming provider. Or even add your own live streaming channels. Mix and match to get as many channels as you can.


Home network TV tuner

HDHomeRun Duo

Use Channels with the TV broadcasts that you already have. An HDHomeRun takes TV broadcasts and streams them over your home network, like magic. They work with free over the air TV via an antenna or with CableCards from your cable provider.

Learn about HDHomeRun

HDHomeRun Duo

TV Everywhere

Streaming or cable providers

Sign in with with your existing provider to unite all of your streaming channels into a single guide. Watch and record your channels* in a single app.

* The number of channels you recieve depends on your provider and product tier.

Learn about TV Everywhere

Custom Channels

Live Internet streams

custom channels

Add any live streaming source right into your guide. Add your home security cameras. Add channels from your SAT>IP device. Add internet streams. If you can stream it, Channels can put it on your TV.

Learn about Custom Channels

custom channels

Ready to watch live TV anywhere?

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Learn more about the Media Library

Channels is the best way to watch your TV shows and movies. Record or add your personal media and start watching TV your way at home or while away.

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