When we launched Channel Collections, it was a game changer. We finally had more control over how we browsed what was on. We also got our channels all synced between our clients! But one thing we lost was the cool effect that the old default collections had, dynamic channels based on content.
In the latest pre-release and tvOS/iOS beta, this has been fixed. Channel Collections now support a set of rules you can define to have channels added to your collection that match them based on what they're currently playing.
Not only can you now mimic the old Sports tab by adding in sports content to your list of sport channels, you can build whole collections based on JUST the rules. Do you love Reality shows? Build a collection with just the
Reality Competition genre and you'll always see what's on for your favorite kind of shows. Now we have the best of both worlds.
Automatic Channels are driven by just a few elements. You can choose however many genres you'd like pulled into your collection. You can define what type of content it should be: TV Show, Movie, or Sports. And you can specify if you want only items that are New, Live, HD, or Closed Captioned.
With these rules, we hope you can make any collection of channels you want.
This is an early beta of this feature available only for tvOS and iOS. Automatic Channels will come to Android soon.
- Genres are selected with an
AND. This means anything with any of the genres will show up.
- Automatic Channels are added at the end of your manual channels.
- Don't forget that Channel Collections update live in the app, so feel free to edit them while you're playing with them on your TV to see if you can get the collection you're looking for.
Please leave feedback on this thread for anything you feel like is not working or is going wrong.