Today is the start of a new era for Tablo.
Over the last year or so, the team at Tablo HQ has been hard at work developing a new network-connected Tablo device as well as re-inventing the Tablo app experience to create a subscription-free, all-in-one solution for watching and recording free TV.
As you can imagine, we’re super excited to share the details with you, along with our new brand, logo and website.
We are also incredibly grateful to the loyal customer base we’ve built over the last nine years and have some exciting news for you as well.
But first, let us introduce you to the new 4th Generation Tablo and the new Tablo app experience!
Table of contents
- Meet the 4th generation Tablo device
- See the fully redesigned Tablo app experience
- No subscriptions, no fees
- Expanded channel selection with free streaming TV
- Free apps, firmware and even better technical support
- 4th generation Tablo pricing & availability
- What current Tablo customers can expect
- A peek behind the curtain – Our acquisition by Scripps
Meet the 4th generation Tablo device
The latest version of Tablo hardware has been totally redesigned inside and out, with a sleek new form factor that is flexible enough to mount on your wall or sit on a table.
Inside Tablo are two powerful ATSC 1.0 tuners which deliver full quality MPEG2 video and an optional in-line amplifier to help lock in over-the-air channels from your TV antenna. There’s also 50+ hours of onboard DVR recording storage which can be expanded by connecting a USB hard drive (up to 8TB).
Like all Tablo models, the new 4th generation device can connect to your home network via Wi-Fi or Ethernet to deliver live and recorded antenna TV to smart TVs as well as streaming and mobile devices throughout your home.
And for the first time ever, Tablo will also use its internet connection to pull in a selection of 40+ free streaming channels (also known as FAST channels), which can be streamed and recorded in the new Tablo app interface.
See the fully redesigned Tablo app experience
All of Tablo’s compatible apps have been fully redesigned from the ground up to make it even easier to discover, watch and record your favorite over-the-air and free streaming channels.
There’s a new home page that will help you jump straight into programs airing now on your favorite channels, as well as your recent recordings.
You can also browse and set recordings for upcoming sports, premieres and series in popular genres like dramas and comedies.
The live TV grid guide is now blazing fast and offers a full 14 days of data, for both over-the-air and free streaming channels with no subscription required. You can even change the live TV grid view to show just your favorite channels, with additional filtering options coming soon.
Features like one-touch series recording and advanced recording options like keep x and start early/stop late are also included with the device purchase.
Apps for the following supported platforms are available now:
- Amazon Fire TV
- Android TV
- Google TV
- Android mobile
- iOS mobile
The following apps/platforms will also be supported in the coming months:
- Apple TV
- Samsung TIZEN smart TVs (model year 2020+)
- LG webOS smart TVs (model year 2020+)
- Vizio SmartCast smart TVs
No subscriptions, no fees
Expanded channel selection with free streaming TV
In addition to the awesome free programming you can receive with a TV antenna including networks like ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and more, the new 4th generation Tablo also pulls in a selection of 40+ free streaming channels.
These include channels like Bloomberg TV, Docurama, Gusto, Outside TV, PAC-12, Tastemade, Comedy Dynamics, World Poker Tour and many more.
Just like the over-the-air channels from your antenna, you can watch these free ad- supported TV (FAST) channels live and record them to enjoy on your own schedule with Tablo.
NOTE – Free streaming channels are only available to residents of the United States.
Free apps, firmware and even better technical support
As always, Tablo apps are free to download and use. Future app and device firmware updates are also free.
We’ve also extended our support hours to serve you better. You can reach us from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 a.m. ET (or 5:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. PT), every day including holidays.
4th generation Tablo pricing & availability
There are two options for consumers to choose from:
- The Tablo Total System which includes a 35-mile indoor TV antenna is available for just $109.95 US for a limited time, (regularly $129.95)
- Or the Tablo device only for $99.95 US
What current Tablo customers can expect
The new Tablo Apps do not currently support legacy Tablo hardware, but later this year, a firmware update will be available for legacy network-connected Tablo hardware models* to make them compatible with the new Tablo app experience.
This means that today, nothing changes for current customers and no action is required.
Later this year, when the legacy network-connected Tablo devices receive the firmware update, these customers will then have the choice to download the new Tablo apps or stay on the legacy Tablo apps.
If these customers choose to switch to the new Tablo apps, they will be able to enjoy all the benefits, including access to 14 days of TV guide data, advanced recording features and 40+ free streaming TV channels at no cost.**
If current customers choose to continue to use the legacy Tablo apps, again, nothing will change and they will continue to pay for the monthly or annual TV Guide Data Service (and Premium Service, where applicable) to maintain access to all subscription-based features.
*A firmware update for legacy TV-connected Tablo hardware models to make them compatible with the new Tablo app experience will be available in 2024.
**Existing Tablo customers should be aware of some notable differences in features and functionality between the new Tablo apps and legacy Tablo apps before considering making the switch. Additional information for current Tablo customers is available on the Tablo Support Portal.
Legacy network-connected Tablo device models include:
- Original 2-Tuner Tablo OTA DVR
- Original 4-Tuner Tablo OTA DVR
- Tablo DUAL LITE OTA DVR
- Tablo DUAL 64GB OTA DVR
- Tablo DUAL 128GB OTA DVR
- Tablo QUAD OTA DVR
- Tablo QUAD 1TB OTA DVR
Legacy TV-connected Tablo device models include:
- Tablo DUAL HDMI OTA DVR
- Tablo QUAD HDMI OTA DVR
A peek behind the curtain – Our acquisition by Scripps
Scripps acquired Nuvyyo, Inc. in January 2022. The acquisition was part of Scripps’ ongoing efforts to increase over-the-air TV adoption and enhance the free TV viewing experience.
The Scripps and Nuvyyo teams worked together to enhance the Tablo device and apps to best serve consumers.