The Channels App has added a “remote DVR” functionality to its DVR app. If you aren’t familiar with the Channels app, it works with your Apple TV and/or iOS and interfaces with an HDHomeRun device connected to your over the air antenna to display your local TV stations inside your Apple TV in a very user friendly, polished interface.
The Channels app is an extremely well thought out piece of software and the DVR add-on software has just recently come out of beta. I’ve been using it for almost a year now and I can attest that its an extremely well written app with a clean “Apple like” interface for viewing your local “over the air” channels from your antenna.
This is especially useful for those of you who may subscribe to a streaming service that doesn’t yet carry your local channels. The Channels app and its DVR add-on service provide a means for you to not only get access to your local channels, but also record them and schedule recordings.
The support crew for the software is extremely helpful and responsive. I’ve gotten same day answers on the support forum and email support direct from the developers when testing beta software.
The Channels app developers have gone the extra mile by incorporating personalized features into the Apple TV “Top Shelf” functionality. This level of integration is the best example I’ve seen to date from an app maker, big or small.
Full Release follows:
Now you don’t have to wait until you get home to watch your favorite shows. You can stream with Channels DVR for HDHomeRun from wherever you are.
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Remote DVR is now available in Channels DVR. Just log in to Remote DVR from the settings tab in Channels on your Apple TV or iOS device and you’ll be able to use it just like you do at home. Schedule a recording, manage your passes, or stream the game, from anywhere you want over an encrypted connection.
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