February 9, 2024

Cord-cutting live TV app 'Channels' adds playlists feature, big Apple TV upgrades, more

Channels, the fan favorite live TV and cord-cutting app, is getting a nice update today for Apple TV and iOS users.

Home Gadget Geeks Podcast

January 14, 2023

Jon Maddox from Channels a Look Back at 2022 and What is Ahead for 2023 for Channels – HGG558

Jon Maddox from Channels joins this week on the podcast. We have lots of follow-up from our October 2021 show as Jon talks about the most important things added to Channels DVR and what we can look forward to in 2023.

Six Colors

January 4, 2023

Tuning in to the Channels app

Though I had heard a lot about Channels from various people, I never really thought it would be relevant to me.


September 20, 2022

Advanced cord-cutting tricks for Channels DVR

Record more online video sources, add custom live TV filters, and even create your own round-the-clock channels.


September 19, 2022

How (and why) to use Channels DVR for cord-cutting

This do-it-yourself DVR pulls all your TV into one place and gets rid of the commercials.


April 12, 2022

Channels live TV app for iPhone and iPad adds download support for offline viewing

Channels is one of the most useful apps for those users looking to transition away from traditional cable subscriptions.


April 12, 2022

Channels live TV app for iPhone and iPad adds download support for offline viewing

Channels is one of the most useful apps for those users looking to transition away from traditional cable subscriptions.

Home Gadget Geeks Podcast

October 30, 2021

Jon Maddox from Channels and Updates for Channels 5.0 for Apple TV & iOS – HGG510

This week we have Jon Maddox from Channels to talk about the updates for Channels 5.0 for Apple TV & iOS, as well as Channels 4.0 for Android & Fire TV.


June 1, 2021

Channels app updated on Fire TV with new features

Channels, the whole home OTA and DVR app that is compatible with HDHomeRun tuners, has just pushed out a significant update to their Fire TV and Android TV app.


September 21, 2021

Channels update for Fire TV adds Enhanced Library Browsing and new Kids Section

Channels, the stand-alone app and DVR service that provides the best interface for HDHomeRun over-the-air network tuners, has announced its 4.0 update for Fire TV and Android TV devices.


April 16, 2021

Cord-Cutting Isn't About Saving Money. It's About Control

Making the switch to streaming used to be a way to pay only for what you watched. Those days are long gone.

Fast Company

March 1, 2021

How a tiny startup is reinventing the DVR for the cord-cutter era

Once the future of TV, the DVR became a throwback. But Channels figured out how to make it newly relevant in a streaming world.

Home Gadget Geeks Podcast

February 20, 2021

Jon Maddox from Channels – HGG480

Watch/listen to co-founder and developer Jon Maddox discuss the history of Channels and how they develop the product.


February 4, 2021

PlayOn's streaming video DVR just got a lot better

Channels DVR integration and the death of Adobe Flash make PlayOn's recording software even more useful.


January 22, 2021

‘Channels’ live TV app adds Picture in Picture support on iOS and Apple TV

Live TV app “Channels” is out with an update today for Apple TV and iOS that brings the highly requested Picture in Picture support.


December 30, 2020

The best home entertainment products available in 2020

Best DVR software: Channels DVR


December 28, 2020

The 2020 cord-cutter awards

Cord-cutting MVP: Channels DVR

Fast Company

December 23, 2020

The 26 best new apps of 2020

From providing simple scheduling tools to better breathing exercises, these apps helped make 2020 a bit more bearable.


December 10, 2020

For cord-cutters, Channels DVR is what Plex might have been

While Plex pursues new business models, Channels doubles down on being a media server.


September 2, 2020

Channels DVR review: The best over-the-air DVR for cord-cutting enthusiasts

This DVR software for cord-cutters justifies its premium price with features you won't find elsewhere.


July 20 2020

Cord-cutting live TV app ‘Channels’ updated with DVR improvements, improved navigation, more

Popular live TV app Channels has been updated to version 4.0 today, bringing a variety of new features for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV fans.


July 25, 2019

This DVR records both over-the-air and streaming cable channels

Channels DVR now combines over-the-air and cable recordings into one unified app.

Zatz Not Funny

July 25, 2019

Channels DVR Now Records Streaming Cable & Satellite Television

With today’s Channels TV Everywhere release, Channels now allows you to add pay television as a source for viewing and recording!


January 23, 2019

Channels app for HDHomeRun tuners is now free for iPhones and iPads

The developers of the Channels app have announced that their app will now permanently be free for iPhones and iPads.


January 18, 2019

How to get television to your Apple TV without using a streaming service

AppleInsider shows you what you need to watch TV live on your Apple TV with a digital tuner and an app.


January 10, 2019

Plex DVR and Channels: The case for using both

Mixing and matching over-the-air apps for better results.


August 17, 2018

Channels app for HDHomeRun owners is now free for DVR Subscribers

The independent developers behind the app have just released a free version of their app, called Channels DVR, that can be used indefinitely by anyone subscribed to the Channels DVR subscription service.


June 27, 2018

Channels app for Fire TV devices adds DVR support for OTA Antenna and Cable channels

The Channels app for Fire TVs, Fire TV Sticks, and Fire TV Edition televisions has just received its biggest update since it first arrived in the Fire TV appstore earlier this year.


March 27, 2018

Channels app for HDHomeRun tuners adds support for older Fire TVs and Fire TV Sticks

Channels has just released an update that adds support for the Fire TV 1, Fire TV 2, Fire TV Stick 2, and all Fire TV Edition televisions.

Android Central

February 22, 2018

Channels officially launches for Android TV and Amazon Fire TV

Having been in preview for a while, Channels has now launched properly as a TV viewer on the Android TV and the Amazon Fire TV.


February 6, 2018

Channels app for live TV viewing through an HDHomeRun arrives on the Amazon Fire TV

Channels, the popular Apple TV app for viewing and time-shifting live television, has arrived on the 3rd generation Amazon Fire TV.


January 19, 2017

Hands-on: Channels DVR public beta for the Apple TV

After the successful launch of the iOS version of the app and Channels 2.0 for the Apple TV, developer Fancy Bits’ next project involves integrating a subscription-based DVR service directly into the Channels app for Apple TV.

October 11, 2016

Channels 2.0 for AppleTV Review

Channels 2.0 for the AppleTV brings some new features to the live television viewing app.