Channels DVR Is Testing Automatic Commercial Skipping


By

on

in

,

Male hand holding TV remote control.Hate having to manually fast forward through commercials? Now the team behind the Channels DVR software is testing an automatic commercial skipping feature on DVR recordings.

Channels is a software app that uses tuners like the HDHomeRun to record programs from your antenna and stream them on devices like the Apple TV and Fire TV. Dave Zatz spotted a new experimental service that will automatically skip commercials.

This feature comes shortly after it was announced that Tablo DVRs will soon also be rolling out a similar feature. Later this spring Tablo DVRs will automatically skip commercials in DVR recordings. (Live TV will still show commercials.)

DISH has had this feature for some time now on their DVRs and fought off legal challenges. Now it looks like cord cutting DVR manufacturers are rushing to add the feature to try and stand out in a very crowded field.

How important is commercial skipping for you? Would you pick a DVR that had it over one that didn’t? Leave us a comment and let us know what you think.

Did you know we have a YouTube Channel? Every week we have a live Cord Cutting Q&A, and weekly Cord Cutting recap shows exclusively on our YouTube Channel!

Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more news, tips, and reviews. Need cord cutting tech support? Join our Cord Cutting Tech Support Facebook Group for help.

Disclaimer: To address the growing use of ad blockers we now use affiliate links to sites like http://Amazon.com, streaming services, and others. Affiliate links help sites like Cord Cutters News, LLC stay open. Affiliate links cost you nothing but help me support my family. We do not allow paid reviews on this site. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

* indicates required

Please select all the ways you would like to hear from :

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp’s privacy practices here.