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Is Tablo Worth The Money? 

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In a world where streaming services dominate our screens, many TV enthusiasts are searching for ways to enjoy their favorite shows without shelling out for multiple monthly subscription services. That’s where Tablo comes in; it’s a digital video recorder (DVR) designed to change how you watch and record live TV.

But starting at $99.95, it’s a considerable investment. We bet you’d like to know: Is it worth it?

How Tablo Works And What You Get For The Cost

Tablo is an over-the-air (OTA) DVR that lets you capture and record the free broadcast TV signal (picked up by a TV antenna) from major networks like ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, ION and more. You can access live TV and recordings on a range of devices, including smartphones, tablets, smart TVs and streaming gadgets like Roku and Amazon Fire TV.

Tablo offers several models to fit different needs and budgets. The basic two-tuner model, which lets you watch or record two channels at once, starts at $99.95. For those who want more flexibility, there’s a four-tuner version that allows you to watch or record up to four channels simultaneously, available at a higher price. If you don’t yet have or use a TV antenna, Tablo also offers a bundle package where an indoor TV antenna is included. Tablo devices are a one-time purchase and you can expand your storage with external USB hard drives or network-attached storage devices.

Easy Setup And A User-Friendly Experience

Setting up Tablo is simple. Once you connect the device to your TV antenna and home network, you’re halfway there. The rest is accomplished within the Tablo app, which is available on multiple platforms and guides you through an easy setup process. You definitely don’t need to be a tech wizard to get it up and running and to start enjoying your favorite shows.

One-Button Recording and More

One of Tablo’s best features is its one-button recording. Effortlessly schedule recordings of your favorite shows, series, or even specific channels using the Tablo app. If you are away from home and running late, simply open the app on your smartphone and schedule a recording so you don’t miss a moment.

No Subscriptions Required

A big selling point for Tablo is that there are no monthly subscription fees. Unlike many DVR services that require ongoing monthly payments, the 4th generation devices are a one-time purchase.

The Verdict: Is Tablo Worth the Money?

If you’re looking to enhance your TV viewing with minimal hassle, Tablo is definitely worth considering. But it really depends on your TV habits and needs. Do you love the simplicity of live TV and want the flexibility to record shows without being tied to a subscription? If so, then Tablo is a solid, cost-effective solution. It’s easy to setup and use. Plus the no-strings-attached recording makes it a great option for many.

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How to restart your phone/tablet

Sometimes, just restarting your smartphone or tablet can clear up issues with apps. The links below will provide detailed instructions on how to force close your Tablo app. 

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Android smartphones 

Most Android smartphones and tablets can be restarted by holding the POWER button and then selecting RESTART or POWER OFF and RESTART from the POWER OPTIONS menu.

NOTE: Newer Samsung devices require you to hold the POWER/SIDE button and VOLUME DOWN to make the POWER OPTIONS menu appear. On the Google Pixel 6, hold the POWER and VOLUME UP buttons.

How to force close your Tablo app?

Sometimes, just restarting the app can fix things. The links below will provide detailed instructions on how to force close your Tablo app. 

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Android smartphones/tablets 

Need help with the final steps?

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.  Follow the steps in the video below for a full walkthrough of the remaining parts of the Tablo setup process.

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