July 24, 2014

Mohu Channels aims to make TV fun again with custom channels

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Mohu has taken to Kickstarter to raise funding to make TV less confusing. If you’re like me, then you’ll probably watch TV from many different sources: over-The-Air (OTA) broadcast TV and streaming apps, Netflix, Hulu+, YouTube and Crackle, to name a few. Mohu has identified that having to switch between all these different inputs in order to find what you want to watch is often confusing and frustrating, and they wouldn’t be wrong.

We’ve set out to make this new era of TV viewing significantly easier. Now you can watch all of those video sources, plus the Web, all combined together in an incredibly easy-to-use personalized channel guide.

With Mohu Channels, the aim is to bring all these sources into a single TV guide of which Mohu are calling “Personal TV”. This new guide simply pulls in information from the various sources and displays information in a single TV Guide. Pretty much anything can be pulled into the Guide as listed below:

  • OTA: Over-The-Air = Broadcast Stations (independent & networks: CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox, PBS, plus all your local favorites) All of these are FREE with the help of a simple HDTV antenna!
  • APP: Streaming video apps = Netflix, Hulu+, Crackle, YouTube, and thousands more. Download as many apps as you want! Get them from the Google Play app store exactly like you would for any Android tablet or smartphone.
  • WEB: Websites =  Simply bookmark your favorite web page and it instantly becomes a TV channel in Mohu’s Channel Guide. Choose your favorites – school websites, business, shopping, photo websites – you decide!

To get Mohu Channels working is as simple as plugging in another box. The Mohu Channels Tuner sits behind your TV and connects into your antenna and to the Internet via Ethernet or WiFi then via HDMI to your TV.

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The Mohu Channels solution seems like a great way to solve a problem we all have fallen victim to at some point. For just $89 you can get yourself a Mohu Channels product with a keyboard ready to connect to your TV. Mohu have reached $79,526 of their $35,000 goal so the project looks like it’s a go.

You can see the full Kickstarter project here.