I would like to preface this as I love channels. But the things that stop it from being a unified streaming app for me are
*Lack of music
*Lack of photos
*Sorting through library
***In plex on the client i can sort content by any variable, year, added, studio, rating, ganre etc
*Automatic download subtitles
***About 70% of my imported content has subtitles, but for the things that don't is annoying
***In plex I have never found video files that won't playback and give me AI Upscaling support at same time. In Channels DVR I have many imported content that only plays on software devoder. Thus limiting my ability to use AI upscaler
*Imported content matching.
***Channels does this good guessing 85% success rate. Plex does better and probably matched content 95% of time.
*Profiles (unique to each user)
All that being said. Channels is not plex. Im perfectly ok keeping them seperated. Channels was not set out with intention to be unified media center. It is however best damn cable cutting dvr.
Really the 2 things that i miss most is subtitles and how plex lets me sort my library.