New beta: Auto Play

This newest beta build adds Auto Play. With the Auto Play setting on, Channels will automatically play the next recording of the show that you started watching. It will show you a preview of which show is coming on next. On tvOS you can click Menu on your remote to cancel the auto playback when the card appears, or you can click it to immediately play the next episode.

With Auto Play off, Channels will still show you which episode is next, but it will not auto play it. You will have to click the preview to manually play that next episode.

This is available in both iOS and tvOS.

Please report back any oddities that you see while using this feature or during any other watch sessions.


Nice addition, this is a big for the WAF (Wife Acceptance Factor) :). Do you have plans to expand this to Android down the road?

Perfect! This should keep the kid entertained!

Great, now we'll NEVER stop watching 90 Day Fiancé.

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I tested a couple episodes locally and it seems good. I will try remotely tomorrow.

Suggestion: Pop up the next episode preview if the app detects a commercial at the end for the remaining of the recording.

This actually works if you have manually edited the commercials on the recordings. When you do this, we treat the commercial index as trusted.

We don't do this by default because the indexing just isn't up to our standards and we don't want the experience to be wacky.

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How do you manually edit the commercials? Can it be done from tvOS or iOS? Or only from the web interface?

It can be done in the iOS app or the dvr web UI

Any plans to add auto play to android tv?