Channels: Whole Home DVR

3.9
149 reviews
50K+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Cut the cord without missing your shows. You don't have to lose your DVR just because you canceled your cable.

Channels is easy for the whole family to love.

Watch your favorite programs on every TV and device, from the living room, hotel room, or even on your commute. Channels delivers a unified experience across all your TVs, devices, and streaming platforms.

Learn more about Channels and how it works at http://getchannels.com/features/

-- Record Your Shows --

• Record in one place, watch on every TV & mobile device.
• Pause in one room and resume in another, or on your mobile device.
• Pick your favorite shows or teams, and choose to record all or just their new airings.
• Browse or search through 14 days worth of guide data that updates daily.
• Schedule a recording from your phone while you're away from home.
• Watch your favorite shows or teams while you're away from home. Live or recorded.
• Watch your shows while they're currently recording. Don't wait for them to finish.
• Your recordings get their commercials indexed, and can be automatically skipped.

-- Watch Live TV --

• Pause, rewind, and fast forward live TV.
• Support for full 5.1 surround sound.
• Full support for closed captioning and alternate audio tracks.
• Mark channels as favorites. Browse them for quicker access to your favorite networks.
• Full support for VoiceOver. Browse and watch TV with ease.


NOTE: DVR features require Channels DVR Server installed and running on your home computer or NAS to stream to your devices. Learn more at https://getchannels.com/dvr-server/


-- People Love Channels --

"One of the most capable cord-cutting replacements for a cable DVR" - TechHive

"I can tell you it’s buttery smooth" — Zatz Not Funny!


For questions, concerns, bug reports, and feature requests, contact us on twitter @getchannels or via email support@getchannels.com
Updated on
Mar 22, 2022

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Data is encrypted in transit
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Ratings and reviews

3.9
149 reviews
J.R. Smith
February 7, 2022
This is the best home DVR product I've used. It is what Plex should be and isn't. I have an HDHomerun with ATSC3. Channels records and plays back these channels without problems such as 'no audio.' Plex has gone in the wrong direction, offering a bunch of ad-laden streaming channels instead of upgrading the DVR portion and other useful functions. Channels does it all and has a great interface. I have it running on a Synology NAS with clients on an Apple TV 4K and an iPhone. I had it on an Nvidia Shield TV but they broke the thing with a buggy android update.
6 people found this review helpful
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Ryan W
May 21, 2020
Works well. I like having my antenna TV and Philo TV in the same location. The App on Android TV needs the current time on the guide. I have to hunt down a clock (usually my phone) to get the current time. The software is a lot more smooth and faster than Tablo. Running on my Galaxy S20, I had to switch video to Hybrid mode. Some channels were audio only with no video. It also helped with it stretching the video when stretching was turned off. The price is a little high compared to Tablo and others. Paying yearly helps cut that down. Others remarked on their really fast support response time. I emailed them 3 weeks ago and still no response, but I found how to fix my issue.
35 people found this review helpful
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David Haas
February 4, 2021
I like having the Picture in Picture update for Android TV, although I would like to see an improvement in accessing it. Most apps have a UI button to provide the functionality. As many Android TV users do not use a keyboard, it might be beneficial to provide a button on screen to enable PiP (this could also help if/when supporting PiP on phones/tablets). For the remaining features, this app works as I expect, and hopefully I will have a chance to try the ATSC 3 functions at some point.
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What's new

- NEW: Support for Library Collections on your DVR
- NEW: Support for Videos imported on your DVR
- NEW: Support for Automatic Channels on your Channel Collections
- NEW: Support for custom artwork uploaded into the DVR
- FIXED: Non-standard aspect ratio images were not appearing correctly
- FIXED: App could show stale recordings data after waking device from sleep
- FIXED: Playback could stall at the end of some recordings breaking features like Auto Play and Virtual Channels