Version History

Version 3.2.12 (January 25th, 2018)

new Customize the channels shown in the in-player Quick Guide
improved Some bug fixes with the video player
improved Remote DVR streams will include surround sound at bitrates higher than 6mbps

Version 3.2.10 (October 31, 2018)

fixed Channel scan was not showing progress

Version 3.2.9 (October 25, 2018)

fixed Bug fixes and stability fixes

Version 3.2.8 (October 7, 2018)

new Toggle Pause available in Channels API
new Previous Channel available in Channels API
new [DVR] Connect to Channels DVR directly by IP address
improved Channels DVR discover reliability
improved HDHomeRun device discover reliability
improved [DVR] Remote DVR reliability
improved Larger buffer for Premium TV streams to avoid stalling.
fixed Top Shelf would not load in some cases

Version 3.2.7 (September 20, 2018)

improved Better setup experience when connecting to a newly installed DVR
improved Recordings will resume at the last watched duration more reliably
improved Improved HDHomeRun Premium channel playback
fixed [DVR] Custom padding options weren't appearing as options for scheduled recordings
fixed [DVR] Some instances where Cancel Recording was not being shown
fixed Teletext menus were appearing on some Finish stations when captions were enabled
fixed Channels could appear out of order when multiple HDHomeRuns had overlapping stations
fixed Some UI fixes
fixed Top Shelf was not working for some DVR users.

Version 3.2.6 (August 30, 2018)

fixed Stuttering on some HDHomeRun Premium TV stations.
fixed [DVR] ClearQAM channels could appear as Unknown after setting guide mappings.

Version 3.2.5 (August 23, 2018)

fixed Some minor bugs

Version 3.2.4 (August 22, 2018)

fixed [DVR] Remote streaming could sometimes not work
fixed HDHomeRun Premium TV channels hide option would reset between launches
fixed Legacy tuners were sometimes failing

Version 3.2.3 (August 20, 2018)

new Support for HDHomeRun Premium TV
fixed App could become unresponsive after scanning for channels.

Version 3.2.2 (August 13, 2018)

fixed Small bug fixes.

Version 3.2.1 (August 7, 2018)

new Customize closed captioning styles via System Accessibility Settings.
improved Descriptive Video tracks are marked in the Language picker.
improved [DVR] Show original air date for recorded programs.
improved [DVR] Some padding options were not available.
improved [DVR] Up Next would sometimes not update after watching an episode.
fixed Favorites Guide in the player could display zoom artifacts.
fixed Wrong default audio track was picked on some channels.
fixed Sporting events in some regions could show as Unknown on the guide.

Version 3.2.0 (June 26, 2018)

improved The overall design has been freshened up
improved [DVR] Info modals have been unified across iOS and tvOS to share the same flows
improved [DVR] You can now start watching shows directly from the schedule or search results

Version 3.1.16 (June 11, 2018)

improved Better audio/video sync with HomePod (Airplay2)
fixed Some DVB-T2 channels using HEVC could flash blue during playback.
fixed Seeking would not work reliably when streaming remotely for more than an hour.
fixed Guide would not show date/time headers after 14 days.
fixed DVR users could not create season passes for sports.
fixed Music Choice channels would take several seconds to start playing.
fixed Rewind/fast-forward would not work reliably with IR remotes.

Version 3.1.15 (April 20, 2018)

improved Closed captioning support in Germany.
fixed DVB-T2 HEVC channels would not play smoothly.
fixed Several rare crashes.

Version 3.1.14 (April 18, 2018)

new Latest stable firmware for HDHR devices.
improved Remote streaming will buffer for smoother playback.
improved Support for closed captioning in Australia.
fixed DVR Schedule and Guide could become stale after coming back from screensaver.
fixed Guide data could be missing returning from screensaver on Apple TV set to never sleep.
fixed Legacy tuners will try to guess HD channels based on call signs.

Version 3.1.13 (March 25, 2018)

improved Sleeker progress indicators
fixed Progress indicators for Up Next would sometimes not show

Version 3.1.12 (March 23, 2018)

improved Up Next episodes now show progress indicators
improved VoiceOver support on the guide
fixed Favorites Guide would animate to focused item when showing

Version 3.1.11 (March 16, 2018)

fixed Recording tab would sometimes not appear

Version 3.1.10 (March 14, 2018)

improved Season/episode number are shown in the player when watching a recording.
improved Option to reconnect to Remote DVR if connection is lost.
fixed Extended padding options were not visible for Sport passes.
fixed Channels API could fail to return responses if some channels were missing logos.
fixed Images in the Favorites Guide could overlap while scrolling.

Version 3.1.9 (March 7, 2018)

new HTTP API to control Channels and integrate with home automation. Learn more at https://getchannels.com/api
new Surround Sound option lets you turn off 5.1 surround if your audio equipment doesn't support it.
new Stable firmware for latest generation HDHRs.
improved VoiceOver support for scheduled/recording programs on the guide.
fixed Some recorded shows would not display their episodes in the correct order.
fixed Closed captions would appear garbled on some channels.
fixed Fast Forward would sometimes cause pausing
fixed Movie images could be cropped incorrectly on the Top Shelf and Favorites Guide.

Version 3.1.8 (February 14, 2018)

improved Winter Olympic recordings are now in order and presented better.
improved Improvements for legacy tuners

Version 3.1.7 (December 15, 2017)

fixed H264 channels could sometimes stall video during playback if the signal had errors.
fixed Seeking back could sometimes take longer than expected on H264 channels.
fixed Scrolling issues on the Settings tab.
fixed Video player would fail to stream from local HDHR if also connected to remote DVR.
fixed Remote DVR would not auto-connect on app launch if local HDHRs were also present.

Version 3.1.6 (December 13, 2017)

new Stable firmware for new HDHomeRun DUO and QUATRO.
new SDR Mode Switching setting to force SDR mode when the app starts or when a video plays.
improved Images are cached so they continue to be visible if the internet connection is lost.
improved Better remote streaming performance over high-latency connections.
fixed A rare crash when using third-party Apple TV remote apps.
fixed Remote Wi-Fi streaming at Original Quality could show Transcoder Not Available error.

Version 3.1.5 (December 8, 2017)

new Beta firmware for the DUO and QUATRO which fixes random "Weak Signal" errors.
improved Channels no longer forces itself into SDR mode, fixing issues with some TVs.
fixed Some H264 channels would glitch during playback.
fixed Some channels would lose A/V sync during playback.
fixed Remote playback of an in-progress recording would sometimes not allow seeking.

Version 3.1.4 (November 8, 2017)

new Channels will always operate in SDR mode when used on tvOS 11.2 on Apple TV 4K.
fixed Various UI bug fixes.

Version 3.1.1 (October 26, 2017)

new Overscan setting for the video player.
improved Better guide data coverage in Germany.
fixed Add Tuner Manually option would sometimes not work.
fixed Scroll issues on the Guide tab.
fixed Screensaver could rarely show while watching live TV.
fixed Watching in-progress recording with end padding would not allow seeking into the padding.
fixed Quick Guide in the player would sometimes not focus on the currently playing channel.
fixed Remote streaming of recordings would sometimes fail to start.

Version 3.1 (October 17, 2017)

new Remote DVR lets you use Channels on the go and away from home.
improved Faster tuning of H264 channels.
improved Tuner Sharing option is off by default.
improved Support for setting up legacy TECH tuners with DVR.
fixed Tuner Sharing was not working with legacy hdhomeruns.
fixed Video playback could stutter at the end of a recording when closed captions were enabled.
fixed Some rare crashes.

Version 3.0.3 (October 11, 2017)

improved Clicking a currently airing show in On Now or Guide immediately plays again. You can click and hold to get recording options now.
fixed Fast Scroll UI on Guide was broken.
fixed Top Shelf was sometimes showing blank items for DVR users.

Version 3.0.2 (October 4, 2017)

fixed Video player could hang when seeking around some H264 streams.

Version 3.0.1 (October 3, 2017)

new Latest stable HDHomeRun firmware.
fixed Sports weren't showing up in More Recently Recorded.

Version 3.0 (October 2, 2017)

fixed You can now record currently airing shows from On Now and the guide.
fixed Play button will immediately play a currently airing show from On Now and the guide.
fixed New Series Passes will use your default keep settings.

Version 2.1.40 (September 27, 2017)

new Added HEVC hardware decoding for Germany DVB-T2 channels.
fixed H264 decoding issues on some channels.
fixed DVR Tuner Sharing was not working with legacy HDHR DUAL.
improved Better channel scanning for legacy HDHR DUAL.

Version 2.1.39 (September 18, 2017)

fixed Some H264 channels would stutter during playback.

Version 2.1.38 (September 17, 2017)

new Adds support for tvOS 11 and Apple TV 4k.
new Customize your seek durations to 3, 7, 10, 15, or 30 seconds.
new Custom seek durations just for sports. These seek durations will only be in effect when watching a sporting event.
fixed Team Passes would not allow more than 15 minutes of end padding.

Version 2.1.36 (July 26, 2017)

fixed Rare crash was preventing app from launching for some users.

Version 2.1.35 (July 25, 2017)

new New design for DVR tab.
new Tuner Sharing for DVR users. Recording tuners can now be shared for live streams.
new Added a setting to hide Up Next from Top Shelf.
new Added a setting to automatically show closed captions with Shake to Mute.
new HDHomeRun Tech3-US support.
improved Focus is now remembered correctly when returning to Recordings.
improved DVR pass options are now presented as a list for easier selection.
improved Added firmware upgrade support for HDHR TECH models.
fixed DVB EPG parsing was not working in Czechia.
fixed Search would not actually search if you entered the same query twice.
fixed DVR tabs would sometimes not show up when the app launched.
fixed The video player would lock up while using the chapter skip buttons on a universal remote when playing back a recording in progress.
fixed Movies on the DVR tab were not sorted by record date.

Version 2.1.34 (June 16, 2017)

new Latest HDHomeRun firmware with networking improvements.
improved Show detailed error messages when streaming fails (requires latest firmware).
improved Expanded DVR recording options for padding and retention.
fixed App was crashing on tvOS 11 Beta.
fixed Search tab could sometimes create invalid Series Passes.

Version 2.1.33 (May 2, 2017)

improved Design tweaks on the Recordings tab.

Version 2.1.32 (April 30, 2017)

new Re-designed Recordings tab.
fixed Recordings tab would not refresh when waking up Apple TV.
fixed Focus could jump after returning to On Now tab from Video Player.
fixed Channel logos were not showing up in New Zealand.

Version 2.1.31 (April 15, 2017)

improved App starts 2x quicker for DVR users.
fixed On Now would not remember which channel was selected when coming back from the live TV.
fixed Player would sometimes pause while trying to skip multiple times with Siri remote.
fixed Player would not rewind/fast-forward reliably with Siri remote.
fixed Some DVR recordings from certain cable providers would not playback correctly.
fixed Some DVR recordings would show inaccurate durations.
fixed Guide would sometimes scroll up too far.
fixed Live TV would resume after using Siri even if it was previously paused.
fixed Screensaver will show when paused during DVR recording playback.
fixed Hitting menu during pan to scrub would not return to original position.
fixed Missing channel logos in NZ.

Version 2.1.30 (March 30, 2017)

new Hardware decoding of H.264 channels.
fixed Rare crash in video player.

Version 2.1.29 (March 27, 2017)

fixed Automatic fallback with multiple HDHomeRuns was not working.
fixed App could sometimes crash when creating a new Pass with another device.
fixed Using the Play button on a show with multiple seasons could play the wrong episode.
fixed Guide tab would not load future data for some DVR users.
fixed Preview images for episodes would not update after recording completed.

Version 2.1.28 (March 26, 2017)

fixed Picking a Recording from the Top Shelf was not working.
fixed Some rare bugs and crashes.

Version 2.1.27 (March 23, 2017)

new Watch Again button for a recorded show lets you start watching a show all over again from the beginning.
improved Recordings for shows are now sorted by season.
improved Small UI improvements for Channels DVR features.
fixed Local news and some other shows would display the same date for all recordings.
fixed Trying to access a recording from the Top Shelf would sometimes not work.
fixed Singaporean HD channels would distort audio playback.
fixed Some rare crashes.

Version 2.1.26 (March 15, 2017)

improved Start up time has been improved for Channels DVR users.
improved Button to delete all the recordings for a single show is now labled Delete All.
fixed Recording status for items in the Guide would sometimes be inaccurate.
fixed When recording something from the guide, the guide item would not always show the correct recording status.
fixed Record button would not always update itself after starting a recording from the Quick Bar.
fixed HDHomeRun DUALs would sometimes be listed as HDHR3-US on Settings.
fixed Some infrequent crashes.

Version 2.1.25 (March 7, 2017)

improved Video player will not pause while using Siri.
fixed Closed captions were missing on some non-HD cable channels.

Version 2.1.24 (March 6, 2017)

fixed Several rare crashes were squashed in our effort to get to 100% crash-free.

Version 2.1.21 (March 2, 2017)

improved Video player performance.
fixed Rewind and fast-forward were not working.

Version 2.1.20 (February 28, 2017)

improved Scrubbing inside the video player is much more precise.
fixed Scrubbing to end of a recording would exit the video player.
fixed Screen saver would sometimes come on while watching TV.

Version 2.1.19 (February 27, 2017)

fixed Guide tab was crashing on load for some users.
fixed Scrolling through favorites in the video player could cause stuttering.

Version 2.1.18 (February 26, 2017)

fixed Double-click play/pause button to jump to previous channel was not working.
fixed Coming back to the Guide from the video player would not remember focus.

Version 2.1.17 (February 23, 2017)

new Better support while using the Remote app on iOS. Art and metadata for what's currently playing will now show as well.
new Channels now supports an expanded set of media controls so that universal remotes can take advantage of fast forward and skip buttons.
fixed Guide would incorrectly highlight some episodes as scheduled to record.
fixed Scheduling a recording from the Search tab could sometimes record the SD instead HD channel.

Version 2.1.16 (February 20, 2017)

improved Better VoiceOver support for the new Recordings view.

Version 2.1.15 (February 15, 2017)

new New way to browse recordings for DVR users

Version 2.1.14 (February 9, 2017)

fixed Screen saver no longer comes on while paused.

Version 2.1.13 (January 27, 2017)

fixed Some crashes could occur for DVR users on the On Now tab.

Version 2.1.12 (January 26, 2017)

new Recording state is now reflected in On Now for DVR users.
improved App launch times for DVR users regressed a little on the last release. It should be sped up a little again.
fixed IR remotes correctly only skip to markers when inside commercial blocks while watching DVR recordings.
fixed Some UI fixes.

Version 2.1.11 (January 23, 2017)

fixed Guide would not remember focus.

Version 2.1.10 (January 20, 2017)

new Adds Up Next recordings to the Top Shelf for DVR users.
improved Better performance on Guide tab when loading future data from DVR.
improved VoiceOver support on the Recordings tab.
fixed Timeline in video player was not accurate when playing a recent or still in-progress recording.
fixed Channel scan on legacy tuners with ClearQAM would not find some channels.
fixed VoiceOver on the Guide tab would not work consistently.

Version 2.1.9 (January 18, 2017)

new You can now edit currently recording or scheduled recordings. This includes changing their recording padding.
improved Default settings for padding are now reflected when creating Passes and scheduling recordings.
fixed Recording state was sometimes incorrectly reflected in the guide.

Version 2.1.8 (January 17, 2017)

improved An even speedier initial launch for Channels DVR users.
fixed Loader would stay longer than it should have when playing a channel from Top Shelf.
fixed Focused tab could shift when backgrounding and resuming the application.
fixed There was no ability to cancel the modal when being asked if you want to play a program live or from its recording from Channels DVR.

Version 2.1.7 (January 13, 2017)

fixed Initial loading times were very slow for DVR users.
fixed DVR tabs would sometimes disappear.
fixed Legacy tuners had to scan for channels twice before they showed up.
fixed Some international users with legacy tuners were not able to see any channels after a scan.

Version 2.1.6 (January 11, 2017)

fixed DVR recordings playback was having issues in some cases. Playback should work great now.

Version 2.1.5 (January 10, 2017)

new Added support for the Channels DVR Public Beta.
new Latest stable firmware for all tuner models.
improved Legacy tuners can use newer SiliconDust guide data. Re-scan for channels from the Settings tab.
fixed Some stations with OTA signal interference would not tune reliably.

Version 2.1.3 (November 11, 2016)

fixed DVB subtitles were not working.
fixed Guide tab did not display descriptions for Gracenote users.

Version 2.1.2 (November 9, 2016)

fixed Some channels would not appear under the All Channels filter.
fixed Some DVB radio stations would take a long time to start playing.

Version 2.1.1 (November 4, 2016)

new Channels will remember what tab you were last on when re-launching.
improved New visual style when the filter list is focused on the Guide tab.
improved Some minor UI improvements.
fixed Screen would sometimes flash white when playing from Guide.
fixed Some rare video player crashes.
fixed Really long show descriptions would overflow onto the grid.
fixed Top Shelf images for movies on Gracenote were the wrong size.
fixed Added VoiceOver for enabling and disabling tuners.
fixed VoiceOver would not announce when toggling favorite/hidden status for a channel on the Settings tab.

Version 2.1 (October 19, 2016)

new Multiple HDHomeRun tuners can be used at once.
new You are now alerted that you will lose your unwatched buffer before changing channels or exiting back to the guide.
improved Clicking Menu while in the grid will scroll it to the top.
fixed Focus would get stuck on the tab bar for On Now tab if no channels matched filter.
fixed Some cable channels would play Spanish audio by default.
fixed Grid would randomly scroll to the bottom in some cases.
fixed IR remotes could not select items in the Settings tab.

Version 2.0.1 (October 12, 2016)

improved VoiceOver announcements when re-ordering favorites.
fixed Filtering now works for international users with Gracenote EPG.
fixed Some rare crashes.

Version 2.0 (October 11, 2016)

new Grid Guide.
new All new design.

Version 1.5.9 (October 3, 2016)

changed Jump to last channel now uses double-click of the Play/Pause button.
changed App rating is now 12+.
improved Performance fixes to prevent video stutter while watching TV.
updated Latest HDHomerun beta firmware.
fixed Visual glitches on update firmware screen.
fixed Rare bug would prevent some program images from showing.
fixed Rare bug caused a crash when leaving the video player.

Version 1.5.8 (September 13, 2016)

new Dark Mode support on tvOS 10.

Version 1.5.7 (September 2, 2016)

improved Seek performance.
fixed Video player would sometimes lock up while seeking.

Version 1.5.6 (August 27, 2016)

fixed Top Shelf was not working for HDHomeRun PRIME users with lots of channels.
fixed Some channels were missing on the Settings tab.

Version 1.5.5 (August 12, 2016)

new You can now hide channels in addition to favoriting them.
fixed Top Shelf was not working for some users.
fixed Switching channels sometimes did not work for DVB users.
fixed Tuner Not Available errors showing up incorrectly.
fixed Scanning for channels on legacy devices would sometimes return no results.
fixed Rare crashes.

Version 1.5.4 (August 5, 2016)

new Change channels via Channels for iOS.
new Setting to switch between linear and blend deinterlacing modes.
improved Pick between subtitles when multiple languages are present.
improved Menu and double-click are disabled while player is paused.

Version 1.5.3 (April 27, 2016)

improved Updated firmware available for latest-generation HDHomeRuns.
fixed Audio sync issues caused by commercials on some cable providers.
fixed Some rare crashes.

Version 1.5.2 (March 18, 2016)

fixed A rare crash was preventing the app from launching for some users.
fixed Performance issue parsing DVB EPG data in some locales caused video player to stutter.

Version 1.5.1 (March 16, 2016)

new Redesigned placeholders show channel information when guide image is missing.
new DVB channels missing guide data will download EPG from video stream while watching TV.
new Drag left/right to scrub is only enabled while video player is paused.
improved Redesigned muted indicator when using Shake to Mute.
improved Show an error message when no tuners are available.
improved Better streaming performance and reliability for latest-gen HDHomeRuns.
improved Better VoiceOver support on the Settings tab and inside the video player.
fixed Settings tab shows "Add Tuner Manually" button when no devices are found.

Version 1.5 (February 16, 2016)

new Redesigned timeline shows the buffer in relation to the actual time.
new Buffer size increased to 8GB (~90 minutes).
new Stretch to Fit setting makes standard definition video fill the screen.
improved Surround sound is now enabled automatically. No more setting required.
improved Closed captions with international characters are displayed correctly.
improved Automatically picks surround sound audio track if multiple tracks are available.
fixed Legacy dual-input models wouldn't tune if only a single input was being used.
fixed Rare crash when accessing the Language tab.
fixed UK broadcasts using AAC would not play with surround sound.
fixed Surround sound would not work with some audio receivers.
fixed Top Shelf would sometimes not work after rebooting.

Version 1.4.2 (February 12, 2016)

new Enable or disable Shake to Mute on the Settings tab.
improved Shake to mute is less sensitive to avoid accidental muting.
improved Visual and hearing impaired audio tracks in the Language selector are now labeled.
improved Better VoiceOver support on the Settings tab and in the video player.
improved Uses a 24-hour clock in the timeline when appropriate.
improved Error message is shown when a firmware upgrade fails.
improved Channels will try to lock tuners in reverse order to leave first tuner free for other apps.
fixed Some channels would play non-primary audio track by default.
fixed Top Shelf would not update when favorites were changed or re-ordered.
fixed Stations with duplicate channel numbers could not be favorited.

Version 1.4.1 (February 4th, 2016)

new Shake your Siri Remote to mute and unmute.
improved Smoother and more traditional rewind and fast forward.
fixed Timeline could show up repeatedly when auto-resuming after buffer fills up.
fixed Guide images would sometimes fail to appear.
fixed Adding and removing Favorites would sometimes not work correctly.

Version 1.4.0 (January 29, 2016)

new Channels now lets you pause, rewind, and fast forward live TV!
new Info Bar provides a quick Favorites Guide and language options while you're watching TV.
new Favorites Guide tells you what's on your favorite channels and lets you jump right to them.
new Switch between audio tracks while watching a program.
new Enable and disable closed captioning while watching a program.
new HDHomeRun EXTEND owners can now pick a transcoding profile on the Settings tab.
new Channels can detect airplay speakers to keep audio in sync.
improved Previous channel is remembered when leaving the video player.
improved Better video quality and de-interlacing.
improved Video player pauses while using Siri.
fixed Top Shelf sometimes did not actually display what is currently on.

Version 1.3.1 (January 4, 2016)

fixed Video overlay would sometimes jump back to the current channel while browsing.
fixed The top shelf on the Apple TV home screen would not show favorite channels.
fixed Exiting the app while watching TV with surround sound enabled would cause static on some audio receivers.

Version 1.3 (December 11, 2015)

new New icon!
new Support for 5.1 surround sound w/ S/PDIF compatible receivers.
new Show channel numbers when logos are missing.
new Video overlay is shown automatically when a new program starts.
improved Video overlay disappears quicker after changing channels.
fixed Channel scan would sometimes fail to find some channels.

Version 1.2.1 (December 7, 2015)

new Set up your new HDHomeRun directly from Channels.
new Channels will help you upgrade your HDHomeRun to the latest firmware.
improved Double-click to jump to the last channel is more responsive.
improved Better guide matching for DVB channels.
improved Even better support for televisions with overscan.
fixed Manually added tuners were not working.
fixed Channel scan would sometimes find zero channels.

Version 1.2 (December 3, 2015)

new Click to switch channels. Swiping left/right in the video player will no longer change channels automatically.
new Double-click to jump back to the previous channel.
new Per-device favorites. Each Apple TV gets its own list of favorites. Now you can easily favorite ESPN in the living room and Disney XD in the kids room.
new Channels on the favorites tab can be re-ordered. Click and hold a channel to move it to the desired location, just like your Apple TV home screen.
improved Better video quality and de-interlacing.
improved The guide data, images, and channel logos in North America, UK, and Australia have improved.
improved Better support for the EXTEND model.
fixed A terrible bug caused the app to freeze after exiting live TV.
fixed Overscan on some TVs caused the now playing bar to appear off-screen.

Version 1.1 (November 12, 2015)

new Support for all legacy tuners.
new Swipe left/right while watching TV to flip channels.
new Overlay when watching tv shows you what's on next.
improved Improved video quality and playback.
fixed OTA channels now show guide data (you may need to re-select your provider)

Version 1.0 (November 5, 2015)

new The app!