Watch, pause, and rewind live TV right on your Apple TV. Now you really can have one device to rule them all.

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Get Super Powers

Stop flipping inputs and do all your TV watching on the same device. Your family will love you for it.

Pause and Seek

Pause, rewind, and fast forward live TV.

Program Guide

Zero configuration to see what's on TV.

Sport Seek

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

DVR Support

Add on a DVR service with Channels DVR. Learn more

Quick Tune

Channels start in less than 1 second.

Cut the Cord

Cut the cord, keep your local channels.


Full HD TV right from your HDHomeRun.

Surround Sound

Support for full 5.1 surround sound.


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

Closed Captions

Full support for closed captioning and alternate audio tracks.

Jump Back

Jump back to your last channel with a double click of the remote .

Channel Flipping

Browse through favorites while watching with a simple swipe down .


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


Update your HDHomeRun firmware or scan for channels device directly inside the app.

What People are Saying

Apple TV just became the best box for streaming live broadcast TV”


Apple TV already has at least one 'killer app'. The new third-party Apple TV app, Channels.”


I can tell you it’s buttery smooth”

Zatz Not Funny!

The interface is beautiful, minimalistic, and laid out in a logical manner”


Why Channels for Apple TV?

Channels is the missing piece of your TV puzzle. If you already watch everything through streaming apps, Channels lets you finally watch sports, award shows, local news, and other live events on the same box.

Netflix, Hulu, Movies, Games, AirPlay, and now live TV without switching inputs – the holy grail!

Save money by ditching cable boxes and watch your cable subscription with Channels on your Apple TV instead.

Quit memorizing weird channel numbers like 12.1 and browse TV channels by TV networks and a full guide.

Super easy to use by everyone in the family.

Watch live primetime tv, local news, and sports on your Apple TV.

Using antenna for live TV? Channels lets you use one antenna for all the TVs in the house.

Cut the cord and ditch cable while still being able to watch live TV and sports via free over-the-air broadcasts.

Want sports on your porch? News in the kitchen? Channels adds live TV to any TV in your house.

How Do I Use Channels?

Channels has full support for pausing, rewinding, and fast forwarding live TV. With simple clicks and gestures on the Siri remote, you can skip commercials, jump back to a funny part, or just plain pause to make a snack.

Infrared remotes like the aluminum Apple TV remote and Logitech Harmony remotes are fully supported as well and work great.

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Where Do I Get It?

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Channels for Apple TV is only available via the new Apple TV App Store.

Apps on the Apple TV App Store can get a little lost in the shuffle. Search for “Channels” to find it.

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