Channels + Raspberry Pi

Instant DVR

channels + raspberry pi

Get a DVR in 5 minutes.

Unleash the power of the Raspberry Pi 4 by turning it into your whole home DVR. Our custom Raspberry Pi image can get you started with Channels DVR Server in minutes.

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Tiny computer. Invaluable TV.

This small, inexpensive computer is all you need to start recording live TV and watching on your streaming devices.

Channels DVR Server with the click of a button.

By simply downloading and flashing your USB drive with our custom image, you'll have a dedicated Channels DVR Server ready to go in minutes.

Server Controls

Manage your Raspberry Pi with the ability to restart it or power it down.


Turn on a network share to access your recordings with a click of a button.

Mount Shares

Directly mount other network shares right into Channels DVR Server.

Automatic Upgrades

Both the server software and the underlying operating system upgrade automatically with no fuss.

Custom Designed

Our custom image was designed and optimized from the ground up for Channels DVR Server.

Hardware Transcoding

Fully supports hardware transcoding of up to 1 stream for remote viewing. Transcoding is not required when watching at home.

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Get Started

Our custom Raspberry Pi image is optimized for 64bit and ready to get you started in minutes. Simply download the image and flash it to your USB 3.0 hard drive.

Our image was designed to let you boot directly off of your hard drive. This not only avoids issues that SD cards can cause, but also allows Channels DVR Server to be fully set up on its first boot.

Download Image Setup Documentation

If you would like to install Channels DVR Server directly on your existing Pi, you can do so by following the standard Linux instructions.

Our Shopping List:

Raspberry Pi 4
Raspberry Pi 4 (2GB)

Single board Raspberry Pi computer. 2GB ram.

Raspberry Pi 4 power supply
Power Supply

CanaKit 3.5A Raspberry Pi 4 Power Supply (USB-C)

FLIRC Raspberry Pi 4 Case

Flirc Raspberry Pi 4 Case

WD Elements 2TB Hard Drive
USB 3.0 Hard Drive

WD Elements 4TB Hard Drive

Sign up for Channels

Our flexible subscription gives your family a media powerhouse. Never miss your favorite shows, watch while away from home, watch on every device.

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Get features the whole family will love.

Whole Home DVR

Instantly set up a whole home DVR.

Streaming Premium Channels

Sign in with your existing provider to use its channels.

Remote Streaming

Watch TV on your device while away from home.

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$8 per month or $80 a year


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