The Channels app by Fancy Bits has just been released for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. This app allows you to view live TV through an HDHomeRun tuner. It features a program guide as well as a nice content view with cover art for shows and movies. The Channels app is known as the best way to watch HDHomeRun content on the Apple TV. The developer has recently released DVR software that runs on a PC or NAS to record content and make it available through the Channels app. The DVR service will cost $8 per month, but the Channels app is free for Fire TV devices. That’s particularly unusual considering the Apple TV version of the app costs a staggering $24.99.
Read on for an important update from the app’s developer.
The Channels app developer just contacted me to inform me that this app was mistakenly made public. It is not functional and is just a very early experiment. There are no near plans to release a Fire TV version of the app. You can follow the development of the app and contribute feedback at https://community.getchannels.com/. The app linked above in the Fire TV appstore will be removed as soon as Amazon fulfils the deletion request, which can take several days.