Channels App with HD Homerun Extended

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

  1. red41 macrumors regular

    Aug 11, 2006
    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


    Jan 11, 2008
  3. d21mike macrumors 68040


    Jul 11, 2007
    Torrance, CA
    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

    Sep 23, 2015
    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

    Jun 15, 2012
    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

    Jun 19, 2013
    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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