“Channels, an app for watching live television through the new Apple TV, has received a substantial update with timeshifting support,” Jared Newman writes for TechHive.

“The app, which first launched in December, works in conjunction with SiliconDust HDHomeRun networked TV tuners. Users plug an antenna into the tuner, then connect the tuner to a Wi-Fi router,” Newman writes. “This setup allows for streaming live channels to other devices around the house, using companion apps such as Channels for Apple TV.”

“Channels is the first app for HDHomeRun tuners to support timeshifting without complicated plugins,” Newman writes. “The app begins storing up video when users first tune into a channel, caching up to 30 minutes of programming. Users can also pause live video for up to 30 minutes. Although the app doesn’t offer full-blown DVR, it’s still useful for rewatching a bit of dialog that you missed, or pausing through the first 15 minutes of a show so you can skip all the commercial breaks.”

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MacDailyNews Note: The new third-party Apple TV app, Channels ($15), lets users watch live TV through a SiliconDust HDHomeRun networked tuner. HDHomeRun receives video from any broadcast antenna and it connected to a Wi-Fi router. Using apps like Channels, users can stream live TV on various devices throughout Wi-Fi network.

Channels is only available via the new Apple TV App Store. Just search for “Channels” to find and download it.

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