Mohu Channels Combines Free TV and Web Streaming

The new device features a personalized channel guide for free TV, web surfing and streaming.

Mohu Channels Combines Free TV and Web Streaming

Lately, cord cutters have certainly been getting a lot of confirmation that they made the right decision. Hot on the heels of the announcement of HBO Go, Mohu has officially launched Mohu Channels.

The same people that brought you the easy, indoor HDTV antenna now have a little device that allows you to combine Over-the-Air (OTA) free TV, streaming apps and web content. The device was first launched as a Kickstarter project, but now it’s available to the general public.

Mohu Channels is actually a little tuner dongle that acts as a middleman between your Mohu antenna and the TV. The antenna end hooks up to the coax, while the other end connects to the TV via HDMI. Once connected, it uses Ethernet or WiFi to add streaming content into your free TV mix. That way, you won’t have to be constantly switching inputs to flip between broadcast TV and getting your Netflix fix.

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More specifically, Mohu Channels can combine free TV stations, such as CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox and PBS; streaming services such as Sling TV, Netflix, Hulu+, and YouTube; and all of your favorite web content. It’s not just all in one input, either, but has one channel guide and one remote.

That included remote has a QWERTY backlit keyboard and built-in “air mouse,” so you can navigate through all of the content easier.

Other features include the ability to add in content on any USB-connected storage device, the option to customize the aforementioned channel guide, and even time-shifting. The latter will store up to 30 minutes of television, so you can pause, rewind or fast forward OTA TV shows.

“Cord cutting has gained massive momentum and is a reality for millions of Americans today,” said Mark Buff, founder and president of Mohu. “We are on a mission to give cord cutters the widest array of options they need to watch TV seamlessly at a price they can afford. Mohu Channels does this by breaking down the traditional walls of paid TV and locked set-top boxes. By providing a device that combines any content viewers want in one place and with a personalized channel guide, we’re making the TV experience open and personal.”

Mohu Channels comes with the tuner, the remote, and everything else you need to get started. Well, almost everything. You do need to supply a Mohu Leaf 30 or Leaf 50 antenna. Otherwise, Mohu Channels is available now, priced at $149.99.


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