News & Updates
September 15, 2022
Happy iOS & tvOS 16 week! With these updates, Apple has limited the use of the custom name you give to your devices. Here’s how to get your Channels apps reporting with their correct names again.
April 12, 2022
Channels for iOS now supports offline downloads. Browse your library, download your movies and TV shows to your device, and take them with you.
March 23, 2022
Channels now supports importing home videos, music videos, concerts, and other videos that can’t be matched as movies or TV shows. With our new metadata editing tools and image management, you can now curate your library exactly how you want.
March 22, 2022
Western Digital has scheduled a mandatory firmare upgrade for their MyCloud Home network attached storage devices. Here’s what you need to know if you are running Channels DVR Server on this device.
January 13, 2022
Today, Nvidia released their 9.0.0 update for their Nvidia SHIELD streaming device. It has been verified that our Channels DVR Server has compatibility issues that will keep it from running on this updated version.
December 28, 2021
2021 ended up being a huge year for Channels. We brought more ways to add content to your library and more unique features for watching your content. With Custom Channels, Stream Links, Local Content, Virtual Channels, and more, we hope we helped make Channels even more useful for your family this year.
October 26, 2021
Local Content, Virtual Channels, On Later, Library Collections, and more! Channels 5.0 for Apple TV & iOS is now available.
September 21, 2021
Enhanced Library Browsing, Kids Section, Favoriting, and more! Channels 4.0 for Android & Fire TV is now available.
June 1, 2021
Auto Play, Shuffle, Kiosk Mode, and more! Channels 3.5 for Android & Fire TV is now available.
March 30, 2021
Channel Collections, Server Side Settings, Kids Only Mode, and more. This is a big release.
February 2, 2021
You can now link your PlayOn Cloud account with Channels and watch all of your PlayOn Cloud recordings in Channels.
February 2, 2021
Introducing Stream Links, a way to get your favorite content from streaming services into your Channels library.
January 22, 2021
Picture in Picture is now available for Apple TV and iOS.
January 18, 2021
December 30, 2020
2020 was a weird year. We tried our best to make it nicer while we were all stuck at home. With new features and easier ways to set up a whole home DVR, we hope we helped just a little.
November 11, 2020
November 5, 2020
Five years ago today, Channels hit the Apple TV App Store for the first time. What started as an experiment, became the default way many of us watch TV.
September 1, 2020
Channels 3.0 for Android, Android TV, and Fire TV is now available containing lots of the exciting new features released for Apple TV and iOS last month.
August 5, 2020
Channels now supports advanced remote control functions like channel surfing, numeric channel entry, and even app shortcuts.
July 24, 2020
With Channels 4.0 , we’ve added some requested features for playing back your shows.
July 23, 2020
Channels 4.0 adds an official Kids section to quarantine all of your kids’ content. But it has some tricks up its sleeve.
July 22, 2020
Channels 4.0 has new ways to browse TV Shows and Movies that help you find content in larger libraries.
July 21, 2020
One of the biggest changes in Channels 4.0 is the new customizable Sidebar. Here’s a little more information about it.
July 20, 2020
Channels 4.0 is out now for tvOS and iOS. This is a huge update packed full of features for Channels Plus fans.
June 30, 2020
It’s now incredibly easier and faster to connect remotely while away from home with our new PIN based authentication.
February 25, 2020
Channels now has a Trash feature to protect deleted recordings. Deleted recordings are placed into the Trash and scheduled to be permanently removed after an optional number of days.
January 22, 2020
You can now watch Channels full screen in your Tesla.
September 24, 2019
We’ve been hard at work the last few months on Channels DVR Server and today it’s getting a big upgrade. A new transcoder, Raspberry Pi 4 support, TV Everywhere fixes, and more. Let’s get technical.
July 25, 2019
Today we’re launching the public beta of a new feature to supplement our great HDHomeRun support. Channels Plus now allows you to log in with your existing TV provider account to add channels to your lineup via TV Everywhere. These new channels will be available for both watching and recording.
June 11, 2019
Automatic Commercial Skipping is now available.
April 23, 2019
Today we're making a major update to our video player. It's an invisible change that should impact remote streaming tremendously.
March 28, 2019
Today, SiliconDust, the makers of HDHomeRun, announced that their Premium TV service would end in 30 days. While we all saw the writing on the wall with the lawsuit against their upstream provider, it's now official.
January 22, 2019
Since the beginning of Channels for iOS, we have charged extra for it. As of today, not only do we not charge extra, we don't charge at all. Channels for iOS is now free, forever.
November 15, 2018
Channels is now available for Android handsets and tablets. This includes Fire Tablets.
August 17, 2018
The Channels apps are now free for all Channels DVR subscribers. One of the biggest barriers to trying Channels DVR is now gone. Huzzah!
July 11, 2018
Channels DVR now has a yearly subscription option. Tada! You now have the option to subscribe for $8/month or $80/year.
June 26, 2018
Today is a day we've been working towards all year. Today, all of the Channels apps are officially unified. No matter which Channels app you use, you can expect the same exact features. That includes full DVR support for Android TV and Fire TV!
March 7, 2018
We just released an update to Channels that adds an HTTP API to let you control and query the Channels app.
February 6, 2018
Today is a huge day for Channels. Today is the day it ventures out of the Apple ecosystem and into two great new ones.
October 2, 2017
It’s with great excitement that we announce we are taking the beta tag off of Channels DVR. It is stable, it has been proven to work really well, and it is ready.
July 18, 2017
It's finally here! We weren't sure we'd make it, but after a ton of work, and an incredible amount of help from our iOS Beta team, Channels for iOS now has full support for Channels DVR. And it's pretty fun.
January 10, 2017
It’s with great pleasure to announce that Channels DVR is now available in a Public Beta.
October 11, 2016
After a long year of going from a simple "what if this could work" type app, to something that we've all enjoyed using as our main source of TV, today Channels goes to 2.0.