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I understand that searching the program guide is a new feature in development builds. In addition to searching for specific programs, it would also be nice to search for channels by their name. For example, if the user searches for "ESPN" it should return currently airing programs on any channel that contains "ESPN" in the name. From that point on, the user experience would be the same as if they had searched for those programs directly. Implementing it shouldn't take much effort. Another nice feature would be the ability to locate the program on the grid (not sure if this is already a feature in the Dev builds). When presented with the result of a search, the user could then: 1) Click on the play button to start watching 2) Click a button that says "Grid View" (or similar) if the person wants to see the program in the context of the grid, or 3) Click on a button that says "Channel schedule" which will display the upcoming schedule for just that channel
I am currently using Emby's Live TV features with an m3u playlist. There are a lot of channels, so finding a specific channel to watch isn't the most intuitive thing. Also, if you want to look at the guide for a specific channel, you have to manually find it. I believe a simple channel search would go a long way to improve the experience. Live TV is missing a couple crucial features, but adding channel search would be a step in the right directions as the web interface (and most apps) doesn't seem to have any Live TV search or sort functionality at all. EDIT: I just found out you can search on the mobile app, but I have not gotten it to work for other apps such as Apple TV or Roku. On those platforms, only programs seem to populate. I may have to try again tomorrow, though.