“One of the best TV inventions that has stood the test of time is the channel guide,” said Mark Buff, co-founder and president of Mohu. “However, accessing the TV content you want through a single guide and then personalizing it has always been a pipe dream. Today, we’re changing that with a new way to bring together all of your favorite TV content through a simple and easy to understand interface that consumers can make their own.”
It’s one of the more obvious things a cord-cutter gives up when giving up cable–that really handy cable channel guide that shows you when your shows will be on. As Philip Michaels says in Techive, “Without an onscreen guide, you’re reduced to consulting printed TV listings or aimlessly channel surfing, just like they did in pioneer times.” The beauty of Mohu’s Channels, available only on Kickstarter, is that you turn on your TV and the channel guide is right there. You can see what’s coming up for all your over the air (OTA) content, which is useful when broadcasters switch around the schedule or something else takes the place of your favorite show.
Even better, the channels are in the order you’ve placed them. Big fan of PBS? Put it at the top of your channel guide. Love to watch You Tube videos? That can be at the top. If you’re a big music fan you can put Pandora or Spotify at the top. Mohu’s channel guide is completely customizable to the user’s tastes.
Finally, the Channels will allow the user to seamlessly switch back and forth between all three inputs–OTA, streaming, and web without having to switch remotes or inputs. Channels is really all about giving users the channels they want. And Mohu wants to give our cord-cutters what they want. Channels is still available on Kickstarter and we’ve added two new features. Channels can now ship to Canada and there’s an option to have Channels work with a Mohu Sky HDTV antenna.
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