For those of you who have followed this site over the last year, you know that I have high praise for the excellent Channels app on Apple TV. Until now, you had to have an Apple TV in order to use it. However, that’s no longer the case.
Fancy Bits LLC, the talented development team behind the “Channels” app for Apple TV, has just announced that you can now “watch, pause and rewind live TV” from your over-the-air TV antenna on your Fire TV and Android TV with the release of Channels apps for these platforms.
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Channels for Apple TV, Fire TV and Android TV – How it Works
The Channels app allows you to bring your live local over-the-air television stations into your streaming device via a best in class user interface. On the Apple TV, the app has been enabled with “Top Shelf” functionality that allows you to see what’s on your local networks without leaving the Apple TV home screen. You can also pause live TV for up to 90 minutes. Transport controls are top notch and rival what you are used to on a traditional cable or satellite DVR.
Are you using the Channels app on any of the supported platforms? Share your thoughts in the comments below: