Channels App with HD Homerun Extended

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by red41, Dec 12, 2016.

  1. red41 macrumors regular

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    I paid the $25 for the Channels App for my Apple TV but I am kind of annoyed they want an additional $15 for me to be able to download the app to my ipad. It works great but I feel like I am getting fleeced having to buy $175 worth of hardware and then $40 worth of software just to watch local tv.

    Anyone know of good alternative for streams from a HD Homerun Extended.
     
  2. errol macrumors 6502

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  3. d21mike macrumors 68040

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    I think there are other options but as a Channels App User I do feel it is the best solution. I personally do not use the iPad App that much but my wife does and she likes it being the same experience as the TV. I understand you not wanting to feel fleeced but I realize the developers have put in a lot of work on these apps and deserve being pad for the effort. If I were you I would take a deep breath and simply spend the $15 and move on.
     
  4. juvenil226 macrumors newbie

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    VLC works but won't be nearly as pretty or intuitive but the picture quality should be the same. I just couldn't justify spending $25 on Channels and VLC is what I use on the ATV for now.
     
  5. jdag macrumors 6502a

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    For live TV, the Channels app is "as good as it gets". It is truly a tremendous app, and IMO worth every bit of $25. I also bought the $15 iOS app as well, but I rarely use it. In all, $40 for outstanding software and $90 for the HDHomeRun Connect has been unequivocally worth the spend.

    Edit: I do wish there was a way to demo apps before committing to the more costly ones, say anything over $10 or $20. But there are a number of videos on YouTube that will give you a good feel for its capabilities. And it is as fast/fluid as it looks on those videos.
     
  6. 2010mini macrumors 68040

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    Some things are worth the money.

    Channels app devs heavily support their app and are constantly listening to their users and fix/add features on a regular basis.
     

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